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An interview with Tom Loeser regarding his exhibition at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Simple ideas, reimagined. This is central to Tom Loeser’s practice. A stunning combination of craft, whimsy, and invention, his pieces of furniture take on an unconventionality both functional and dysfunctional. On view in the main gallery of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft through May 12, 2019, Tom Loeser: Please Please Please is a playful exhibition that encourages viewers to reconsider the way they interact with their environments.

“The core of my work is thinking about function and undermining the way things work,” Loeser said. Throughout his career, the artist has striven to help furniture fulfill its potential as an artistic medium. It is an affinity that has lasted for years and propelled the expansion of his practice through the exploration of different media and environments.