Tom Torluemke @ Co-Prosperity Sphere
Tom Torluemke @ C-PS
Torluemke Lets It All Hang Out in The Exhibitionist
In a day of modern expressions and emotional detachment there is an artist who pours every ounce of energy into his work not holding back from sensitive personal and socio-political issues. Tom Torluemke will open his one-man show THE EXHIBITIONIST at Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219-21 South Morgan St, Chicago on Friday, September 24, 2010 from 6 – 11 p.m. The exhibit will consist of work for all senses and sensibilities. Torluemke a versatile and prolific artist will treat viewers to many new mobile and sculpture works in addition to his tried and true passionate easel paintings and drawings.
Here are excerpts from what people are saying about Torluemke:
“This is painting (and, and) beyond words and language. Always beautiful, sometimes pretty; funny, dark, obscene, spiritual, gross. Enigmatic, but a mine for a psychoanalyst. I choke on the word “surrealism”, but in the best of that, not weird for its own sake, Tom gives a path or window or pointer to our sub-conscious or soul, through his.”
Michael Bulka, 8/10
“Tom is over there in Indiana in this half-world blur of the Urban the and the Rural — the sacred and the profane– and he whips together classic figuration, comics, porn and heartfelt Americaness like a modern day shaman. He stays out of the mix– stubbornly hacking away his own path through his own field– I cannot think of an artist that I admire more.”
Tony Fitzpatrick, 8/10
“Lari Pitman turned this self-denying modernity against itself with his post-Cubist-Futurist-Constructivist eye-candy flowcharts, and Torluemke brings a similar sumptuous sugar-vomit sensibility to the suggestive textures and crevices of Surrealism, nauseously multiplied in a dazzling Rococo prism of Technicolor fever dreams.”
Albert Stabler, 8/10
“In Tom’s work, I see someone who can do it all, and who blends styles, references, media in an effortless manner. I sense vulnerability and utmost confidence simultaneously in his creations.”
Gregg Hertzlieb, 8/10
“His Heimat underlines one of Torluemke’s many strengths as an artist, beyond his notable technical ability and visual inventiveness: his idiosyncrasy, in the best sense of the word.”
Mark Staff Brandl, 8/10
“Tom’s a watcher. He’s perceptive. He sees it all. He watches others. He watches life. He watches himself. These layers of observation pile up upon themselves in his art.”
Paul Klein, 8/10
THE EXHIBITIONIST opens
Friday, September 24, 2010 from 6 – 11 p.m.
Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219-21 South Morgan St, Chicago
Exhibit runs through October 14
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays, 1:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday, Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Museum Curator Roasts Artist and Exhibit – Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.
Gregg Hertzlieb, Director/Curator of the Brauer Museum of Art will roast the artist and the exhibit followed by followed by Curator vs Artist a discussion of issues important to artists.