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Romy Scheroder
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick



ARTIST STATEMENT: My studio practice involves removing the functionality from vintage chairs, transforming their utility through a complex process of cutting, altering, sanding and reassembling. I am attracted to the chair as a medium because it is suggestive of the human body--and the female form in particular--due to its connotations of domesticity, utility, and the possession of both emotional and physical attributes. In selecting a chair, I look for lines and forms that resemble the human form such as soft curves, delicate joints, and visually appealing textures. My process involves skewing or exaggerating these features in a way that upsets or distorts reality, alternately evoking disquiet, sentimentality, and the sense of the strangely familiar. I am interested in generating emotion by exposing the underlying structure and raw material of my subjects. Recently I have used these chair forms to examine the body in public space and how the body navigates and communicates when space is compromised.
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  • Youth
    2010
    wood foot stool, silk threads, hay batting form vintage chair

  • Thou and I
    2011
    vintage wood chairs

  • When She Comes
    2012
    vintage wood chairs

  • As Above, So Below
    2010
    vintage wood chair

  • Domestic Bodies
    2010-on going
    vintage wood chairs

  • Mirror,Mirror
    2010
    vintage wood chairs

  • Moco Jumbie
    2009
    Vintage child's high chair, wood dowels, polyurethane stain

  • Broko Foot
    2009
    Vintage wood chair, wire, wool, wax, horsehair

  • Shuck & Jive
    2009
    Vintage wood rocker, hemp textile, cotton yarn & batting

  • Blue Boys
    2011
    vintage wood chairs, textile, wire, feathers, cotton yarn & batting

  • untitled #1
    2012
    graphite on paper

  • untitled #2
    2012
    graphite on paper

  • untitled #3
    2012
    graphite on paper

  • untitled #4
    2012
    graphite on paper

  • untitled #5
    2012
    graphite on paper

  • untitled #5
    2012
    graphite on paper

  • No Place To Sit
    2012
    vintage wood chairs, paint
    Public Commission on Governor's Island, NY

  • Point of View I
    2011
    Adirondack Chairs
    Public Commission on Randall's Island, NY

  • Point of View II
    2011
    adirondack Chairs
    Public Commission on Randall's Island, NY

  • Point of View III
    2011
    adirondack Chairs
    Public Commission on Randall's Island, NY
 








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