Museums | Sights
May 31, 2013 — July 27, 2013
In the Artist HallOpening Reception
Friday, May 31, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Artist Talk at 5:30 PM
The opening will also feature The Tool at Hand, in the large gallery; Ctrl + P, in the small gallery; and open studios by HCCC’s current resident artists from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Beer sponsored by Karbach Brewing Co.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents The Ornamental Plumb Bob, a solo exhibition of objects and brooches by San Antonio metalsmith, Gary Schott. Stemming from his 2011 series of brooches, Schott’s new body of work continues to explore the plumb bob, a tool used by many craftspeople to denote a vertical line of reference. By highlighting both aesthetics and function, Schott’s work subverts the popular home-decorating trend that incorporates antique objects into the home as nonfunctional décor. According to Schott, “Today, one has to look only as far as Ebay or Etsy to notice how objects of yester-year are collected and coveted by a great portion of the population as wonderful objects. These objects decorate our shelves and interior spaces, often leaving them unused or removed from their original context.” Through this exhibition, Schott brings new life to an object that is considered a valuable antique by many collectors.