“Where Do You Sit In Life?” Rochelle Udell Exhibition Opening

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Luxe Interiors + Design, Editor in Chief Pamela Jaccarino and Jim Druckman, President & CEO, New York Design Center hosted an opening reception for “Where Do You Sit In Life?”, the latest exhibition from fine artist Rochelle Udell. The exhibition explores chairs, their role in raising humans off the floor above animals, and why sitting is never just sitting. The exhibit will be on display April 20 – June 1 in the 1stdibs Gallery Space at 200 Lex.

“Chairs are history, power and identity. Chairs hold us, and they hold meaning and our imaginations. And chairs raise questions: Where do I sit in life? Am I sitting where I want to sit? How can I get to where I want to sit?” says Udell. The exhibit features many mediums such as acrylic on canvas, gold leaf prints, wood on wood reliefs on paper, collages with mixed media and fabric, and life-sized slipcovers. All of the works will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Decorator’s Club Scholarship Fund.

Each wall of the exhibition features a theme: Udell’s biography told in three chairs, everyday icons, Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to the Chair,” Adirondack Chair, an exploration of sketches and inspired wallpaper. The curated layout creates a unique experience to view this indepth analysis of the chair. Each piece is artfully framed by J. Pocker.

Rochelle Udell is a fine artist and speaker based in Ossining, New York. After a successful career in the publishing, beauty and fashion industries, she now creates artwork focusing on subjects that will provoke and inspire viewers to reflect on the questions and narratives in their lives.

Photos by Matthew Carasella/Social Shutterbug.