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Artist Chris Schanck’s homespun furnishings is eerie, bizarre, and charming


When the artist and furnishings maker Chris Schanck was a child, he used to sit down across the kitchen desk along with his sister and mom, making god’s eyes of yarn and sticks collected within the yard. “The objects held religious energy,” Schanck advised AN Inside, “and the act of crafting collectively made us extra acquainted.”

Schanck, who lives in Detroit, nonetheless makes objects from the detritus he finds mendacity round, however he’s expanded his palette. In his newest works, now on show at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, evocative bits of refuse are augmented with particleboard, pink foam, and balls of tinfoil. With assistance from craftspeople from his neighborhood, Schanck congeals this sundry assortment into uncanny items of furnishings painted in surprising pops of shade. The exhibition title, Off-World, alludes to the mid-century panic about extraterrestrials; it’s an apt descriptor for these unusual configurations of marvel, grief, and candy unease.

Learn extra about Chris Schanck’s uncanny furnishings at aninteriormag.com.



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