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John Zappas

Untitled (Stool)

2012, Foam and plastic, 21"w x 26"h x 21"d

Experience, context, and materiality are all tools we use to formulate conclusions about the people, places and things we encounter. My work exploits the human need to make sense of things by resisting these mechanisms for understanding. The result is work that embraces uncertainty and paradox in order to reveal a world brimming with meaningful meaninglessness. This object bucks assumptions about its purpose and its materiality. The title suggests a utilitarian purpose, yet it appears rather hostile to the human form. Visually, it is heavy and rigid; however, in reality it is the exact opposite.


John Zappas - Untitled (Stool)

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.