The City of Carlsbad is pleased to announce ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection at William D. Cannon Art Gallery from Oct. 22, 2017 through Jan. 27, 2018. An opening reception hosted by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission to the exhibit and reception is free.
At a Glance
Retooled is an engaging and thought-provoking look at the unexpected subject of tools, through more than 40 inspiring paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs.
The exhibit profiles 28 visionary artists from the Hechinger Collection including major artists such as Arman, Richard Estes, Howard Finster, Red Grooms, Jacob Lawrence, Fernand Léger and H.C. Westermann; photographers Berenice Abbott and Walker Evans; as well as pop artists Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, and James Rosenquist.
The exhibit was curated by Jared Packard-Winkler and organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington D.C.
A Family Open Studios is being hosted, in conjunction with the exhibit, on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This hands-on art making event is designed for all ages. All materials and workspace are provided.
ReTooled celebrates the prevalence of tools in our lives with art that magically transforms utilitarian objects into fanciful works that speak of beauty, insight, and wit. The exhibition consists of four sections: Objects of Beauty; Material Illusions; Instruments of Satire; and Tools: An Extension of Self. ReTooled was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, from Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection, gift of John and June Hechinger.
The William D. Cannon Art Gallery is a program of City of Carlsbad’s Library & Cultural Arts. Family Open Studios are generously funded by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. For more information, contact Karen McGuire at 760-602-2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.