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Gord Peteran: Unlocking the Identity of Things

March 27, 2019 - March 30, 2019


Gord Peteran: Unlocking the Identity of Things | March 27 – 30th, 2019 | Presented by the University of the Arts and The Center for Art in Wood

Join us for a series of events, lectures and workshops with Toronto artist Gord Peteran presented by the University of the Arts (UArts) and The Center for Art in Wood, March 27 – 30, 2019.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 6pm
Artists’ Challenge lecture
UArts, Hamilton Hall
320 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

Friday, March 29, 2019 | 9am – 5pm
Master Class
UArts, Anderson Hall
333 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia
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Pulling Chairs
Which objects sustain and why?

There is absolutely no difference between sculpture and furniture. All of the neuroses explored in contemporary sculpture are also hidden under the upholstery of furniture. This hypothesis comes from two observations; the body’s many perceived insecurities AND the neurotic need of the objects we presently call furniture.

In this workshop, participants will be asked to find a wrecked or dysfunctional piece of furniture from the garbage or from home. In the course of the workshop, each participant will “RESTORE” their object…pulling it through time toward a present pertinence.

Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 2 – 4pm
Community Gallery Talk
The Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Focusing on the push/pull of the previous days’ workshops, participants and the public at large are invited to gather at The Center for Art in Wood for a closing pop-up display of the works and ideas generated in the workshops. A discussion around what we learned and the relevance of the work to the exhibition at the Center.

For more information, please contact Katie Sorenson, Community Engagement Manager at katie@centerforartinwood.org or 215-923-8000 ext. 103.



March 27, 2019
March 30, 2019
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