Collins Side Table
“In addition to making artwork, I also build furniture for myself, so it was very natural for me to design a table. Ordinarily, I am obsessively hands-on when making my work so this was an interesting exercise in just thinking about the design process. Art and design both influence each other a great deal; to me, they seem to have slightly different, though not mutually exclusive purposes. Both fields generate technical and critical dialogues, which are useful to the other.” – Graham Collins
Collins’ table features an irregular angular frame of solid oak, while legs galore give the impression of a creature about to wander off. Sheets of window tinting are layered in between a double plated glass tabletop, creating random creases and bubbles of air which add a free sense of texture to the visually sharp composition. The vinyl is placed in various arrangements between the glass plates, making every piece unique.
Collins was born in 1980 in Washington DC. He currently lives and works in New York, NY and holds a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art and an MFA from Bard College. His work has been shown at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Mitchell Innes and Nash, New York, Galleri Jacob Bjorn, Aarhus, Denmark and Halsey McKay Gallery, New York. A show of new work will open at Steve Turner Gallery in Los Angeles in February 2019.