A New Gallery Show Allowed These Object Designers to Go Wild With Experimentation
Fruitsuper, the Seattle-based studio of Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent, have built a career making things that are eminently usable: elevated everyday objects like trivets, magazine stands, napkins, bookends, and the like. So for Solids and Voids, their new gallery show at Studio E in Seattle, the two went in the complete opposite direction: Freed from the whims of the market and the constraints of production, Corn and Kent created a series of works that could be described as part object and part architecture, but mostly sculpture. They’re joined in the exhibition by graphic designer Gabriel Stromberg, whose abstract contributions complement the more undefinable aspects of Fruitsuper’s work. On view through March 30.