Yokhai Givon's chairs and wall pieces are born out of an interest in technology and its influence on the way we see, feel, and comprehend the new reality imposed on us. He chose to document the primary form of a circle and explore its transformation as it goes through a particular media. The challenge with his furniture was to make a piece of seating where he could meditate in front of the wall pieces he was making at the time.
Givon's seating forms are made out of handmade hardwood plywood glued over a particular diameter form, then cut to sizes and assembled together. The wall pieces are sequential photos along a marked circle on the floor, then spliced and glued on a pre-formed plywood form.
The artist grew up with mother-painter at home. He has worked in sculpture, mainly in clay plaster cement and paper, from the age of nine, and took and some junior art classes at a local museum. Givon holds a B.F.A. in sculpture from the Boston Museum School, and an M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute. His work comes from wood and photos images, and from his personal doodle books.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
Bisbee Artists, SantaFe New Mexico, SantaFe Center, 1979
One Man Show , Bisbee Arizona, Bisbee art Center, 1980
The Next Generation, Ien Hod Israel, Junco Dada Museum, 1992
Design Furniture , NY NY, Entre' Libre' Gallery, 1996
Spring Furniture Show , East Hampton NY, Pritam and Eams, 1997
Artifact, Scottsdale Arizona, The Joan Rapp Gallery, 1997
Artifact, Lincoln Mass, Clark Gallery, 1998
Chair Show, Asheville NC, South Highland Craft Guild, 1998
Interior Designer Environment, NY NY, Craft Museum Of Manhattan, 1999
One Man Show , Brooklyn NY, Five Myles Exhibitions apace, 2003