Gord Peteran: Unlocking the Identity of Things


Mar 29, 2019
09:00 AM until 05:00 PM


Join us for a series of events, lectures and workshops with Toronto artist Gord Peteran presented by the University of the Arts (UArts) and The Center for Art in Wood, March 27 – 30, 2019.

On Friday, March 29, 2019 | 9am – 5pm is the Master Class.


Pulling Chairs
Which objects sustain and why?

There is absolutely no difference between sculpture and furniture. All of the neuroses explored in contemporary sculpture are also hidden under the upholstery of furniture. This hypothesis comes from two observations; the body’s many perceived insecurities AND the neurotic need of the objects we presently call furniture.

In this workshop, participants will be asked to find a wrecked or dysfunctional piece of furniture from the garbage or from home. In the course of the workshop, each participant will “RESTORE” their object…pulling it through time toward a present pertinence.




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330 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

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The Center for Art in Wood


215-923-8000 103

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Katie Sorenson

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