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Saturday, 1 January 2022 to Monday, 28 February 2022

Cabinet Lab is an exhibition by Latin American Visual Artist and Furniture Maker Sabrina Merayo Nuñez. The exhibit consists of her latest furniture series work, accompanied by sketches and a working studio in public view right in the heart of Manhattan.

In this reinvented furniture series, Sabrina gathers wooden furniture with antiques such as 19th century pianos, cameras, old lenses, etc. After meticulously deconstructing her findings and learning their constructional mechanisms, she carefully assembles them. Each piece is one of a kind, and it condenses their history, their logical construction, and their functionality. 

Sabrina is inspired by the imagery of the Pre-industrial Revolution’s mechanical furniture, where fantasy, details, and old carpentry techniques coexist scrupulously. “I was very surprised to discover that 950 tons of furniture are discarded every day in New York. So I began to gather used objects abandoned in the street, with the intention of putting them back in circulation in a new form, as a way of honoring them. I believe in the poetry of objects. I embrace the stories and emotional ties that bond us with them, the traces of human life that inhabit our furniture” - Sabrina, January 2022.

This is Sabrina’s first solo exhibition in the US. Cabinet Lab is open to the public from December 17th through February 27th at 115 Avenue of the Americas. The space studio is provided by Chashama, a non-profit organization for artists. The studio is open Monday through Friday from 12:00pm to 5:30pm. To request an appointment other than this time range, please contact info@merayonuniez.com


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Sabrina was raised in Argentina, and trained in various wood-workers' ateliers as well as multiple fine art institutions to learn the trade of antique crafts. She has a degree in Visual Arts from The University of Buenos Aires, a degree in Valuation of Artworks and Decorative Arts from Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, and a Fine Arts Degree from Prilidiano Pueyrredón School. Sabrina’s work reflects her research on the boundaries between furniture and sculpture. She explores notions of functionality, applied arts, and various typologies. Furthermore, Sabrina has been studying the physicality of wood, beginning from various craft histories to its material and genetic make-up in bio-art. Her project "Humans as Trees" extracts and compares human and tree DNA, and was developed with the support of the University at Buffalo and Coalesce Center for Biological Art in 2018. Her work has been featured in the US, in Latin America and Europe.

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115 Avenue of the Americas

Other shows from Sabrina Merayo Nuñez

Cabinet Lab
01/01/2022 to 02/28/2022


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