Camarillo, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 – The Art Program at CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to present “Chairs: A Photographic Exploration of the Commonplace Chair”at the CI Palm Gallery in Old Town Camarillo. The student group exhibition spotlighting the most basic of all furnishings will be on display Friday, Jan. 31, through Thursday, Feb. 20. The public is invited to a free reception with the artists on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Curated by photographer and CI faculty member Larry Lytle, “Chairs” investigates our idiosyncratic relationship with this ubiquitous piece of furniture through photography.  Lytle asked his students to think about the chair as a metaphorical and practical object and then express their thoughts through individual images, photo essays, or as photo-sculptural objects. The installation invites viewers to sit and think about their own relationship to this most universal and basic of all furnishings. Seating will be provided.

The CI Palm Gallery is located at 92 Palm Avenue inside the Camarillo Smiles Dental building. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. For more information contact the Art Program at 805-437-2772 or

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