Tom Loeser: Please Please Please

April 23, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Recurring daily
4848 Main Street | Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 294-4848
Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: Free
Area of Town: Museum District
Free Admission: Yes

FEBRUARY 2, 2019 — MAY 12, 2019 IN THE MAIN GALLERYExhibition ReceptionFriday, February 1, 5:30 – 8:00 PMThe evening will also feature the opening of To Be of Use in the Front Gallery and open studios by the current resident artists. Beer generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.Artist Talk & Tour with Tom LoeserSaturday, February 2, 3:30 – 5:00 PMIn partnership with the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, HCCC presents Tom Loeser: Please Please Please, a traveling exhibition of the Wisconsin-based maker and designer’s imaginative furniture and works on paper. The playful show encourages viewers to shake up their habits and interact with the environment and one another, while considering issues such as body posture and etiquette that are often taken for granted. Loeser’s work also raises a clever question: “If the furniture we sit on every day were totally different, would our lives be different, too?”Guest curated by Glenn Adamson, Please Please Please reimagines what furniture can be by juxtaposing the artist’s furniture with his series of pyrographs and cyanotype prints. “In making this exhibition,” says Adamson, “we have been inspired by Loeser’s way of turning furniture upside-down and inside-out. This is partly about understanding the medium’s full potential, and partly about sheer enjoyment. It’s a show that children and adults alike will love.”