Red Chair and Table

Don Driver, Artist

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1978.
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About the Work
“I remember seeing this on my first visit to the Sarjeant as a teenager. I recall it standing in the rear wing, by the stairwell. It opened my eyes to the possibility of sculpture, using mundane objects. The scale of it lifts it into fantasy, and makes you feel like Alice has taken the shrinking pill. I can't imagine it in any other colour, with the same impact.”
- Nicky Bousfield, 'My Choice' January 2022
Measurements
Installation: 2732 x 1155 x 807 mm
Media
painted wood construction with found plastic items
Description
Wooden sculpture comprised of furniture items constructed on a larger than life size scale and with attenuated forms. This has the effect of making the viewer feel small or child-like. The sculpture comprises of a red painted wooden table with a red painted chair placed on the table-top. On the seat of the chair is a red plastic bowl and a red plastic tumbler.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased with a Q.E.II Arts Council Grant, 1981.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
20 May 1981

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Accession Number:
1981/8/2A-B

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