A 68-page oversized board book format that's printed and precisely die-cut to mimic the rambling contours and dazzling colors found on the steel sculptures of the prolific New York-based, Romanian-born artist Serban Ionescu. The book also doubles as a play, penned in three acts by Serban’s fellow artist and close friend James English Leary, who fully embraces Serban’s artistic approach and explores his ideas in a highly absurd series of events that feature an all-star cast of bizarre characters: Happy Lattice, Dog Bench Loaf, and Assembled Chair, to name a few. Gathering together pieces from between 2017 and 2021, a flick through A Thing on a Table in a House transports you directly into Serban’s anthropomorphic world, one that straddles the ever-fine line separating furniture and sculpture.
68 pages. Measures 11” x 9”. Published by Apartamento, 2021.