The Transmogrifier Collection features works by Gisborne-based designer Katy Wallace. Each piece of furniture has been crafted using secondhand objects as the material for a newly designed piece.
The exhibition is the result of the ongoing project ‘Transmogrifier’ – an experimental process that Katy Wallace began in in 2008. Each piece of furniture has been crafted using discarded and secondhand objects as the source material for a newly designed one-off object.
Wallace says of this process, “I use the Transmogrifier Machine to bring personality and emotion to the pieces I make – I want to give them a story and to engage people in that narrative”.
The exhibition at Objectspace comprises 80 hand-crafted objects such as tables, chairs, drawers. Each piece of furniture reveals the maker’s highly original touch.
“The collection of objects form a strange second hand store, where the broken have been fixed, the vestigial repurposed, or where the original object has altered almost entirely.” – Henry Davidson
What: Exhibition – The Transmogrifier Collection
Where: Objectspace, 8 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland
When: 5 February – 28 February 2015
Gallery hours: Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm. Free admission.
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