Katie Stout, Abraham, ceramic, bronze, glass, gold luster, 2021, Venus Over Manhattan.
By Emily Watlington
In her sculptures, Stout pokes fun at furniture forms in order to probe the lifestyles of suburbanites, especially as evinced by the domestic interiors they inhabit. The Maine-born artist and designer is best known for her ceramic lamps with female bodies as bases. More recently, she’s been working on a series known as “Stuffed Chairs,” in which transparent coverings bind swaths of colorful fabrics to seating armatures.