Wood bench with a back of shovels

Tom Loeser, Dig 23, 2015; spalted maple, shovel handles, 66 x 37 x 26.5 inches; image courtesy of the artist

Tom Loeser: Please Please Please Opening Reception with the Artist

Join us to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Tom Loeser: Please Please Please. Mix and mingle with Madison-based designer/maker, Tom Loeser throughout the evening as you view the exhibition. His accomplishments and contributions to the American Studio Furniture movement have been influential to field and the generations that have come after him. This is the first solo exhibition of Loeser’s work in San Diego.

About the Artist
Tom Loeser designs and builds one-of-a-kind functional and dysfunctional objects that are based on the history of design and object-making as a starting point for developing new form and meaning. He has been head of the wood/furniture area in the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison since 1991. He holds a BA from Haverford College, a BFA from Boston University and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Loeser is the recipient of four Visual Artist Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and an NEA Creative Artist Exchange Fellowship. His work has been featured in many national and international exhibitions and is in the collections of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts and many other institutions. He was elected to the American Craft Council College of Fellows in 2012.

Tom Loeser: Please Please Please is co-presented by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Museum of Craft and Design and curated by Glenn Adamson.

The exhibition and events are sponsored by Ron Abramson, Diane Powers, Rob Sidner, the Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, Wendy Maruyama and Bill Schairer, Reuben Foat, and the Visiting Artists and Lecturers Committee. Additional support is provided by the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, Arts Alive SDSU, and the San Diego State University Art Council Ambassadors.

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