SUZANNE SLESIN, THE NEW YORK TIMES, HOME SECTION, FEB.12, 1981
“BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN ART AND FURNITURE”
Artists see the potential of furniture in different ways, some, like Christopher Sproat, stress it’s expressive rather than its useful aspects.
“An artist may have none of the practical points of view in mind, and his furniture may or may not be for seating,” Said Mr. Sproat. His strange works include chairs, tables and ladders. Inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Joseph Hoffmann, the chairs are exaggerated and elongated; the coffee table has spiky protrusions – not the kind of piece that would be welcomed at a genteel tea party.