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Chris Schanck: Unhomely - Friedman Benda
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Furniture designer Chris Schanck is interested in materials and design processes that are not traditionally associated with luxury, mass-production, and standards of perfection. “If we accept the idea that [an object] doesn’t have to be reproducible and doesn’t have to mimic a commercial form, or process, then what are the limits of that?” Schanck asks. Among his best-known pieces are those that comprise his “ALUfoil” series, in which industrial or discarded materials are covered in aluminum foil, painted, and then sealed with resin. The final pieces are both durable and light. His methods characteristically involve both marginalized techniques as well as the help of marginalized members of his Detroit community. Schanck has a background in commercial model-making, and has produced commissioned works for Tom Ford.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Split Personality | Curated by Alice Stori LiechtensteinFriedman Benda
2020
What Would Have BeenFriedman Benda
2018
Chris Schanck: UnhomelyFriedman Benda
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Spore, 2018

Steel, resin, polystyrene, aluminum foil
30 × 38 × 38 in
76.2 × 96.5 × 96.5 cm
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Location
New York
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Medium

Furniture designer Chris Schanck is interested in materials and design processes that are not traditionally associated with luxury, mass-production, and standards of perfection. “If we accept the idea that [an object] doesn’t have to be reproducible and doesn’t have to mimic a commercial form, or process, then what are the limits of that?” Schanck asks. Among his best-known pieces are those that comprise his “ALUfoil” series, in which industrial or discarded materials are covered in aluminum foil, painted, and then sealed with resin. The final pieces are both durable and light. His methods characteristically involve both marginalized techniques as well as the help of marginalized members of his Detroit community. Schanck has a background in commercial model-making, and has produced commissioned works for Tom Ford.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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