Turning ideas of functionality and design on its head, Jessi Reaves strips furniture down to their frames and re-constructs the remaining skeletons into objects that seem to strive for exclusion in Elle Décor Magazine. To that end, vinyl slipcovers, plexiglass casings, foam padding, plywood, sawdust and glue become the raw materials with which the artist seeks to disrupt accepted notions regarding seating, eating, sleeping, and storage. Modernist pieces by well-recognized designers are particularly in her cross hairs. Under Reaves’ re-imagined rule book, a tower of Marcel Breuer’s cane chairs morphs into a bookshelf, an Eames spin-off receives driftwood arms and a glass casing and is thus christened a standing table, and a mid-century console sports a pink coating and gets propped up by its armchair-cousin to new heights. It’s easy to dismiss Reeve’s obsessive re-negotiations between components as yet another ploy to coax art out of design, but the artist’s clever use of materials and keen understanding of the body’s relationship to furniture, force a fresh consideration of established notions of taste, functionality and what gets anointed into the exalted realm of three-dimensional art. At Bridget Donahue through May 12.