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Art At The CAVE, Vancouver / Chuck Moffit: Imagining the Subverted Moment

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https://designportland.org/festival/2019/open-houses/subverting-the-imagined-moment-new-work-by-furniture-artist-chuck-moffit
Venue

Art at the CAVE
108 E. Evergreen
Vancouver, WA 98660

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https://www.artatthecave.com/
Event Fee

Free

Event Information

Art at the Cave welcomes sculptor and furniture maker Chuck Moffit for a site-specific exhibition of contemporary work this April. Subverting the Imagined Moment opens on First Friday, April 5th with a reception from 6-9pm.

OPEN HOUSE
On April 10th at 4pm Art at the Cave will host an Open House as part of Design Week Portland, where Moffit will offer a presentation followed by a Q&A. There is no charge for attendance to the gallery or events.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Subverting the Imagined Moment straddles the conventional definitions of fine and decorative art. Inspired in equal parts by the rugged tactility of artist Richard Serra and the transgressive purposefulness of fashion designer Hussein Chalayan, Moffit’s designs challenge conventional assumptions of gender, history, and materials. As Moffit shares, “envisioned moments help to create new work. This show will subvert my imagined moment. Pushing it into a future. Allowing the works to be arranged and then disordered in the gallery multiple times.”

Moffit’s work has been in exhibitions throughout Los Angeles including: Hammer Museum, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Blackman Cruz, Eric Buterbaugh Gallery, and the Torrance Museum of Art. He has collaborated on site-specific installations for High Desert Test Sites, organized by artist Andrea Zittel. Moffitt received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2000, and participated in an Arts/Industry residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest and T Magazine.

“I tend to imagine a singular moment when approaching furniture design. My Stratum dining table design started by wanting patches of light to filter thru the table top to the floor. Saarinen wanted to clean up the clutter of legs under the table. I wanted to connect what was above the table to what was below in an intangible way.”

Moffit’s work has been in exhibitions throughout Los Angeles including: Hammer Museum, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Blackman Cruz, Eric Buterbaugh Gallery, and the Torrance Museum of Art.  He has collaborated on site-specific installations for High Desert Test Sites, organized by artist Andrea Zittel. Moffitt received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2000, and participated in an Arts/Industry residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest and T Magazine.

ABOUT ART AT THE CAVE
Established in 2017, Art at the Cave is the newest gallery to downtown Vancouver, Washington. The gallery’s tagline, “Exploratory. Tentative. Messy. Colorful. Aesthetic. Surreal. Brave.” reflects the tone and quality of work exhibited in this expansive gallery space. Located at 108 E. Evergreen in downtown Vancouver, the CAVE is free and open to the public Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm, and on First Fridays when it remains open until 9:00pm. The gallery is also available to host events. Visit the website at artatthecave.com or contact cave.gallery.vancouver@gmail.com for more information.

Interested disciplines

Arts-Related, Craft, Design