Mags Harries, Converse, 2010. Oak, 70 x 29 x 63 in.

Mags Harries


Boston Sculptors Gallery

Mags Harries is interested in starting conversations through sculptural chairs. Occasionally she builds them so people can sit in them and talk, but more often, at least in the works in this show, people will talk about them rather than in them. Consider Tête-à-Tête, a pair of chairs facing each other but less than hospitable because of their height. It would take a couple of seven-foot-tall basketball players with springy jumps to sit in them. Two clinical-looking lights illuminate an apple hanging between the chairs; a motorized wire makes the fruit rise and fall. The image suggests Adam and Eve and the apple that got them ousted from the Garden of Eden.…see the entire review in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.