Opening Reception for Roberto Celis MFA Exhibition: I Like Chairs

June 4, 2015 11:00 pm - June 5, 2015 2:00 am

<h3>The University of Texas at San Antonio Master of Fine Arts candidate Roberto Celis will be presenting his MFA Thesis exhibition I Like Chairs. Trained as a furniture maker/designer at VCU in Richmond, VA, artist Roberto Celis draws on his passion for chairs to create provocative new forms.&nbsp; In this exhibition you will not encounter chairs, but their image, impression, and reflection. According to Celis, &ldquo;&hellip;a chair is similar to the human body in both form and structure, and can be thought of as an analogue for the individual; they seem inviting and we trust and use them without question; but this connection also has the potential to be subversive.&rdquo;&nbsp; Celis explores this ambiguity in the nature of the chair to question both social relationships and the social subject&rsquo;s desire for individuation.</h3>
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<h3>This exhibition is free and open to the public.</h3>