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"chairs are fascinating because they address both physiology and fashion. they represent an effort to balance multiple concerns: artistry, status, gravity, construction and comfort."

chair connects culture. there is always a conversation to be shared on the topic of chairs, chairs are people if you think about it.
the kanji for chair in japanese means strange wood child 椅 =木 wood 奇 strange. 椅子は人です

chairs are people is the study of still life bringing together a curation of chairs for the process of experimenting.


an empty chair is a space for possibility.
inquiries/commisions: chairsarepeople@gmail.com
























Asia Society Texas Presents:
Deerwasawolf

Chairs Are People is a meditation on how to move within uncertainty. Distilled from personal experiences and explorations during his residency at Arts ITOYA, Cary Fagan’s performance invites us to surrender to discomfort by building bridges into the impossible. Mistakes will happen. These are just reflections of our internal limitations; we must break through them to collectively construct our dreams.



set production
(interview) by cary fagan.
“This exhibition program is organized by Asia Society Texas Center. Exhibitions and related programs at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Nancy C. Allen and Leslie and Brad Bucher. Major support comes from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., Olive Jenney, and Ann Wales. United Airlines is our official airline partner. Funding is also provided through contributions from the Exhibitions Patron Circle, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas Center.”
2020. november 18th. houston, texas. Asia Society Texas.


    Webcast: Deerwasawolf x Chairs Are     People: Artist Talk and Preformance 

Croissant Brioche

(Practice)
“... calm, sunday evening at the local cafe.”
2020. october 31st. houston, texas. croissant brioche 


Asia Society Texas Presents:

 
  “deerwasawolf” (promotional video)

   [REHEARSAL]



Chairs Are People is a meditation on how to move within uncertainty. Distilled from personal experiences and explorations during his residency at Arts ITOYA, Cary Fagan’s performance invites us to surrender to discomfort by building bridges into the impossible. Mistakes will happen. These are just reflections of our internal limitations; we must break through them to collectively construct our dreams.


 


    “the wind blows freely; i breathe and reflect at the top of the mountain.”–– Cary Fagan


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The event will include a conversation between artist Cary Fagan and Bridget Bray, and a sculptural meditation performance piece by Deerwasawolf, followed by an audience Q&A via YouTube Live and Facebook Live.

ID - Italy

chairs are people x off-white 
“He defines himself as "a simple man with dreams, chasing them and living them." In other words, he’s a "Visual connoisseur". For Off-White™ he has not created a classic artwork, but an audiovisual performance, inspired by his previous experiences with sculptural art and product design -- two central elements in his artistic practice. His goal is to reflect on the precarious balance on which our society is based.“ - I-D Staff

2020. july 16th. houston, texas. reeve’s furniture & design.



ありがとう: Chairs Are People

“Upon entering the last door in a long hallway, attendees are welcomed in Japanese and English before receiving shoe coverings and a brief overview of the space. Photographs of Japanese forestry and urban scenery, paired with handwritten poems on bits of unbleached paper, grace the walls opposite a projection of clips featuring similar subjects. A zen reading and writing corner buzzes with guests perusing books and journaling opposite Fagan’s sculpture of stacked school chairs on the other end of the room, where observers pause and rock on their feet to peer around the balancing act in wonder.” - Joseph Flores

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2019, November 11th. Houston, Texas. Arigatou Studios.







“Freedom” freedom is not knowing what's ahead of the path, but still moving forward.
“He wants to visit rural areas of japan to find himself; and learn more of what he is capable of- we all dream to achieve more until we’re tired. He thinks coming to japan is the start of a new journey for him. Not only would this be the introduction to a new chapter in his life; but he plans on starting his first book out there.” - Yukina Matsumoto

2019, Takeo-Shi Sagan, Japan. Japanese Residency: Arts Itoya






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