CHRIS SCHANCK
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Arcane Console, 2017
Resin, steel, polystyrene
31 x 100 x 28 inches
79 x 254 x 71 cm
Unique

Detroit-based designer Chris Schanck embraces contradiction in his work, finding a comfortable place between the distinctions of dilapidation and assemblage, individual and collective, industrial and handcraft, romanticism and cynicism. His efforts deviate from the mass-produced, instead reviving mundane materials by transforming them into unique objects of uncommon luxury. Schanck is perhaps best known for his “Alufoil” series, in which industrial and discarded materials are sculpted, covered in aluminum foil and then sealed with resin. Schanck received a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in Sculpture and an M.F.A in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2011, Schanck moved to Detroit and founded a burgeoning studio over a dozen artists, students and craftsmen. 

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March 1 - April 14, 2018
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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May 4 - June 10, 2017
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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10 Questions With...Chris Schanck
Interior Design
February 20, 2018
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February 15, 2018
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Modern Luxury Interiors (South Florida)
February 2018
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January/February 2018
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Architectural Digest
December 11, 2017
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December 7, 2017
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December 6, 2017
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December 2, 2017
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September 6, 2017
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Interni Magazine
May 2017
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December 2, 2016