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      In-Person EXHIBIT: It Goes Without Saying: Works by Joe Rohrman in Lafayette


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      October 27, 2020

      Tuesday  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (daily until November 28, 2020)

      102 South 10th Street
      Lafayette, Indiana 47905

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      In-Person EXHIBIT: It Goes Without Saying: Works by Joe Rohrman

      PLEASE NOTE: Beginning October 4, 2020 the museum will be open on SUNDAYS (1-4PM), and 11AM -4PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. FREE advance reservations and masks are REQUIRED for entry to the galleries. See our website for tickets and more information, under the VISIT tab.

      To create something that has never been here before is one of the deepest yearnings of any artist. Beginning with nothing more than an idea, concept, and vision, artists will then use various media to achieve their desired final product. In whatever form used, serious artists consistently attempt to deliver expected results with maybe an element of surprise. My medium of choice has been clay for the past forty years of my career and I have attempted to create three-dimensional, unique, representational, art that speaks, in a quirky way, to a wide audience.

      The largest portion of the artwork included in this exhibit consists of figurative clay sculptures. The cast of characters on display are loosely based on individuals I have chronicled over the decades. Like the art of caricature, humor and satire enter my narrative in the form of exaggeration and distortion. Thus, those who are physically nondescript, and conversely, those considered beautiful or handsome are not subjects that interest me. They simply do not communicate the characteristics and disposition I attempt to convey. My art attracts people because my people are unattractive.

      As a whole, there is an element of social leveling at work here that all these figurative pieces collectively share. They are essentially my historical account of contemporary society. There is no pretense, no smiling for the camera, just folks caught in a moment that hasn’t necessarily caught up to the 21st century. My aim is that there is little or no ambiguity in the message of my art, that “it goes without saying”. Just enjoy and leave the analysis for your therapist. - Joe Rohrman

      Cost: Free - PLEASE NOTE: Beginning October 4, 2020 the museum will be open on SUNDAYS (1-4PM), and 11AM -4PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. FREE advance reservations and masks are REQUIRED for entry to the galleries. See our website for tickets and more information, under the VISIT tab.

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Museums & Attractions

      This event repeats daily until November 28, 2020: Nov 26, Nov 27, Nov 28

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