In Annie Evelyn’s furniture, joy is central. One smiles at a wavy wooden chair topped with glass vials for fresh flowers. Or a motorized table that cause objects to skitter off. Seats made of concrete or aluminum are cleverly tessellated to provide flexible seating that conforms comfortably to the body. Lightened by humor but grounded in impeccable craftsmanship, each piece is an unexpectedly fun and satisfying interaction.
In 2018 Evelyn was a finalist for the inaugural Burke Prize and her work was included in that exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in New York from October 2018-March 2019.
This lecture is presented in conjunction with the James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist Series. Free and open to all, no RSVP required. To register for Evelyn’s accompanying workshop on March 7, visit jra.org.