Member Reservation Master Class with Gord Peteran




Friday, March 29, 2019 | 9am – 5pm
Master Class
UArts, Anderson Hall
333 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia
Member $150  |  Non-Member $200

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 or 215-923-8000 ext. 103.



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