Wrenches, hammers, and lawnmowers take on a life of their own in this exhibition. ReTooled showcases over 40 works by 28 contemporary artists, including photographers Berenice Abbott and Walker Evans, pop art legends Jim Dine and Claes Oldenburg, abstract sculptor Anthony Caro, and cubist-inspired masters Jacob Lawrence and Fernand Léger. Together these artists offer affectionate, sometimes playful tributes to tools as functional objects. ReTooled also celebrates construction workers at their jobs, corner hardware stores, and the formal beauty of tools.
ReTooled was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, from Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection, gift of John and June Hechinger.