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Travis E. Curtis - Sit!

Travis E. Curtis

March 4 - May 26, 2019
Art Case A/B Waiting Lounge

Travis E. Curtis is a Nashville native who enjoys making Windsor chairs in both traditional and modern styles. His grandfather, Edward L. Curtis, worked in the finishing department of Gibson Guitar Co., and his grandmother, Charlesie Marie Curtis, was a master carver for Davis Cabinet Co. Both grandparents instilled a love for woodworking and pride in craftsmanship in Curtis from an early age. Curtis, a lifelong amateur, turned professional in 2012. He designs and builds Windsor chairs and furniture in his Whites Creek, Tenn., workshop.

About Sit!
Curtis states, "My favorite quote by late chairmaker Jennie Alexander is 'Chairs are made to sit on.' The focus of my work is to make a chair that invites the sitter visually, texturally and comfortably. Bold colors and decorative painting act to lure the sitter. My chairs are made using traditional hand tools which leave subtle textures. Comfort is part ergonomics, part flexibility.

My chairs fit the body and the slender spindles give them flexibility, holding the sitter. I am incredibly lucky Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the to create functional, comfortable places to sit."

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