Interior Effects: Furniture in Contemporary Art
September 23, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Fitchburg Art Museum, MA

Interior Effects pays tribute to New England’s history of furniture manufacturing through an exploration of the unique capacity of interior furnishings to embody cultural traditions and to shape the spaces within which we live and work. From studio furniture to artworks ranging from sculpture to video, Interior Effects explores furniture and its design as psychologically charged metaphors.

The exhibition includes artwork by the following 10 New England artists: Judy Kensley McKie, Yuri Kobayashi, Leah K. Woods, Tracie Pouliot, Liz Shepherd, Celeste Roberge, Katarina Burin, Sarah Malakoff, Sandra Erbacher, and Samantha Fields. Together, their works explore themes including tradition, community, loss, gender, and emotion.

Interior Effects is the second in a series of FAM exhibitions that link contemporary practice to the industrial heritage of North Central Massachusetts.


Artist in Residence at the Lower Eastside Studio Program, Artist Alliance Inc
December 2018 - March 2019