Imagine a luxurious real estate in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district, occupied by a mysterious resident with a unique range of preferences and habits. Sam Stewart created this reality by using objects such as a dining set, daybed, lounge chairs and a home gym to be visually transformative into something much more unexpected.
The series of design installations are the artist’s contemplation on the definitive role furniture design plays in commercial and residential spaces. Stewart explores these objects’ real value in people’s lives embedding psychological and aesthetic perspectives.
Stewart’s experiments with various materials such as MDF, burled maple, and raw velvet – evolved into an artful creation of furniture influenced by New York City itself.
View of Sam Stewart: Cryptid. Courtesy of the artist and Fort Gansevoort, New York. Photo by Lauren Coleman
“Sam Stewart: Cryptid” is on view at Fort Gansevoort in New York through Saturday, April 7. by appointment only.