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 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."