Stonehill’s Carole Calo Gallery Exhibit Features Artist Kathleen Hancock’s Sculptures of Miniature Modern Chairs

August 29, 2014

The Carole Calo Gallery at Stonehill College is featuring the work of Kathleen Hancock in a new exhibit titled "Once Removed a Chair is Still a Chair." The exhibit will be on display until September 12 with an opening reception scheduled for Wednesday, September 3 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Hancock is the Gallery Director  of the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery at The Bristol Community College. 

Her series of miniature-sized replicas of modern and iconic chairs are deftly crafted with acute attention to detail.  As modern icons, they are simple and essential in design and her reinterpretation of them as miniatures mimic this in her construction. 

Hancock's use of trompe l’oeil is extended by her choice of fabric with appropriate patterns and weaves as well as the choice of materials for their legs, furthering the illusion of scale.

Her attention to detail harkens to Medieval illuminated manuscripts. This influence also resonates in her chairs as objects of devotion.  Making the chairs began as a solution in the process of making a stop-motion film project. 

Originally created only as props for a larger narrative, the chairs have taken on a life of their own.  The exhibition features 15 chairs that now exist as independent objects.

Kathleen Hancock: Once Removed a Chair is Still a Chair
August 22 – September 12
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. -  8 p.m. 
Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 3, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Carole Calo Gallery and Lobby, Cushing-Martin Building, Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02357
All are welcome; Admission is free of charge.
For more information and press photos please contact Gallery Director Candice Smith Corby at or 508-565-1897.