per•verse /pɚˈvɜrs/   adj. 

 willfully determined or disposed to gocounter to what is expected or desired; contrarywayward; cantankerouspersistent or obstinate in what is wrongturned away from what is right, good, or proper

Artspace is pleased to present Perverse Furniture, a group exhibition that upsets conventional notions of furniture to explore a range of materially expressive and emotionally intelligent “designs for the body”.  Organized on the 100th Anniversary of the Bauhaus, this exhibition explores how three generations of U.S. based artists grapple with the German school’s legacies and ideological roots.  The artists include: Graham Anderson, Johanna Bresnick, Bernadette DespujolsBrian GalderisiRobert GregsonCrystal Heiden, Robert Chase Heishman and Megan Schvaneveldt, Meredith James, Kyle Kearson, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Esteban Ramón Pérez, Jeff Ostergren and Jessi Reaves. 

This exhibition is co-curated by Artspace Curator/Gallery Director, Sarah Fritchey, and New Haven based architect/artist, Aude Jomini. It is made possible by the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation of the Arts, New Haven Museum, Yale University School of Architecture, and Friends of Artspace.

Upcoming dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, repeats every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Saturday, June 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Artspace New Haven

50 Orange Street
New Haven , CT 06510


Artspace New Haven