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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 share 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 experimentation and documentation. this project highlights chairs as they are and their interactions. #chairsarepeople is a unique idea using everyday objects as subjects in my art and process. the art of stacking chairs is a visual representation of how i see a community and how when we come together we build something. stacking chairs challenges the mind to view chairs from an abstract point of view.

an empty chair is a space for possibility.



                                                          







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.

Identity Magainze

“In/animate Objects”
“Stackable chairs are a common notion among designers and manufacturers, a feature created for flexibility and portability. Some of world’s most famous chairs feature a stackable design, from Eames’ Molded Plastic Stacking Side Chair and Kartell’s Master Chair to Alvar Aalto's iconic Stool 60 for Artek. For Houston-based chair stacking artist and photographer, Cary Fagan, the process of stacking chairs is less functional, and more about the practice and exploration.” Aidan Nova

2020. July 6th. Identity Magazine Dubai, United Arab Emirates


"9" presented by CivicTV 


“Theory of Discomfort“
“9, a Civic TV collaboratively curated nomadic exhibition in conjunction with the 2020 FotoFest Biennial, showcases the overlapping Cosmologies illustrated by the diverse offerings of nine Houston-based artists presenting the polylithic nature of Houston’s African diaspora. In this exhibition Blackness and Otherness refuse the notion of a simplified or schematized existence.”
2020, March 14th. Houston, Teaxs
FotoFest.





Art Encounters:  Chairs Are People
"Collaborate on this “Radical” sculpture experience with artist Cary Fagan, inspired by the exhibition Radical: Italian Design. Just as Italy’s Radical Design Movement viewed objects as carriers of messages rather than commercial goods, Fagan believes there’s more to a chair than its function."

2020, March 12. Houston, Texas
Musuem of Fine Arts. 



Numeroventi: "Chairs Are People"

"I had a plan of how I was going to utilize the space, but as you know; most plans fall through when the moment inspires you. I sculpted something I did not imagine." - Cary Fagan.


2019, November 23rd. Florence, Italy Residency: Numeroventi





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Petition.
"I share Fagan’s novel recognition that products we use daily, connect us with cultures far away. Everyday objects unite us. Consider the many variations of a coke, a writing pen, a coffee cup around the globe — different shapes, sizes, labels, branding, and personalities — same function, same product. This realization led me to create a cultural exploration blog titled Myriad United, years ago. So when I saw Fagan’s petition, I immediately was drawn to his activism. My legal training made me consider how we could implement the emoji change." - Garret Auzenne


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

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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