Museums | Sights
Friday, May 31, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
The opening will also feature Ctrl + P, in the small gallery, as well as open studios by HCCC’s current resident artists from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Beer sponsored by Karbach Brewing Co.
This summer, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to host The Tool at Hand, an exhibition that puts the skill and creativity of some of the most talented names in the contemporary art world to the test. Organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum in collaboration with the Chipstone Foundation and curated by Ethan W. Lasser (then Curator of the Chipstone Foundation and now the Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator of American Art at Harvard Art Museums), The Tool at Hand brings together artworks resulting from an unusual and slightly eccentric experiment. In the spring of 2011, the Chipstone Foundation invited 16 contemporary artists to participate in the Object Lab, the foundation’s progressive and experimental arm, to make a work of art with one tool alone. The resulting exhibition features a variety of creative and witty artworks, presented together with images of the tools used to craft them and a short explanatory video produced by each artist.