Though the works are blithe, it's a bittersweet show, as Love, who collaborated with the CAMH on this retrospective, passed away last May. (Love was also a preparator for the CAMH, helping conceptualize the design and execution of several of the museum's legendary exhibitions of the '60s.) This show encompasses nearly 200 pieces from 1957 to the present and features his "put-togethers," or assemblage work, including early pieces that have rarely been shown. Love has been called an "urban archaeologist," as he made use of the surrealist and Dada-influenced practice of assemblage to create idiosyncratic works including oversize birds, jacks and flowers, and functional items such as chess sets, coat racks and chairs. The pieces range from humorous to head-scratching, and all are thought-provoking, so you'll definitely want to check out what this Houston legend has thrown together over the years.
April 22-July 2