Chablet Tair, 2017, was originally conceived as a chair to sit in/ a support for the body to facilitate the contemplation of another sculpture, Anthropocentric Tablet, 2017. Chablet Tair is in essence, a tool for viewing another artwork. Both Objects are Inspired by the aesthetics of archaeological excavation sites. I think of them as flattened semiotic tableaux that create a faux contemporary archaeological record of the Anthropocene. The surface is covered in recycled surf wax and is embedded with common tools and detritus indicative of human’s capacity for technology but also their inability to balance their waste.
Don Edler is an artist and filmmaker born in Bremen, Germany. Edler attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received an MFA in Studio Art from New York University. Don Edler was the founder and curator of ELEVATOR MONDAYS, a social exhibition space in Los Angeles that focused on experimental curation and highlighted local emerging artists circa 2017-2020. Edler lives and works in Los Angeles.