Psichê Complexo Itinerante, 2004 - Courtney Smith

About the Work

About Psichê Complexo Itinerante

Psichê Complexo Itinerante is made of a series of early 20th century Brazilian bedroom furniture: an armoire, a vanity, a stool, and twin cabinets with mirrors. The individual elements are made to fold and collapse into one central body so ...

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Psichê Complexo Itinerante is made of a series of early 20th century Brazilian bedroom furniture: an armoire, a vanity, a stool, and twin cabinets with mirrors. The individual elements are made to fold and collapse into one central body so they may be occulted within the containing form, or alternately unfolded into an open environment. In its sequence of possibilities, the piece re-enacts the performance of the body to space: a closed recepticle opens to reveal its inner parts, which one by one unfurl into an improvisational boudoir.

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About the Artist

About Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith's sculptural practice focuses on furniture, both materially and theoretically, and its relationship with the human body. The resulting creations—which she appropriately ...Read More
Courtney Smith's sculptural practice focuses on furniture, both materially and theoretically, and its relationship with the human body. The resulting creations—which she appropriately defines as "movable" (meuble, mueble, movel in other languages)—reflect the movements and actions of their forms at the same time as they explore their representations of our physical and psychological needs.

She says of her own work: "In the past I have often worked with original pieces of furniture, breaking them down to explore their underlying syntax, then rearticulating them in a variety of ways. The resulting works are manipulated pieces of deconstructed furniture, or 'construction kits' to be endlessly reconfigured, which allow the viewer to construct new meaning through the continuous formulation of the original object."
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Psichê Complexo Itinerante, 2004

Courtney Smith

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17.00" x 12.00" $350 $200
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Description

Print made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with matte finish.

Authentication

Includes a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.

Dimensions

This print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.

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