Brian Jungen, Furniture Sculpture, 2006, 11 leather sofas, 619.8 x 589.3 x 721.4 cm, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Purchased with significant financial support from the Audain Foundation, and additional contribution from Rick Erickson and the Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund, VAG 2006.2.1 a-ee, © Brian Jungen Photo: Tomas Svab, Vancouver Art Gallery
On view from July 5 - July 28, 2019.
Brian Jungen created a massive tipi by “skinning” eleven leather sofas and repurposing their wooden frames. The artist notes “In communities there’s something about a black leather sofa that, at least in my own background, is a status symbol,” said Jungen. “I thought it was a crazy icon of wealth...but there’s a lot of hide in them.”