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"The Many Faces of Jack Lardis"
2002-05-24 until 2002-07-28
Northern Indiana Arts Association
USA United States of America
The expressionist portrayals of famous and not-so-famous people will be on
exhibit at the NIAA in Munster, Indiana from May 24th until July 28th.
Lardis paints very large human faces in oil sticks and encaustic and has
exhibited in New England and New York City in the last 20 years. His
portrayals are unique in their extreme cropping of the head, focusing on the
eyes and mouth and eliminating any reference to style or time.
His intent is
to capture the inner power or 'dark' and mysterious side of a personality and
tap into what he terms as the "internal sanctum" which everyone has buried
deep within themselves. Emil Weddige, Professor Emeritus of Art at the
university of Michigan, describes his art as "rich and powerful, at times,
mysterious or whimsical. They reach out, each in their own separate way, to
the viewer and give a message or raise a questioning search of conversation."
The center for Visual and performing Arts is located at 1040 Ridge Road
in Munster, Indiana 46321. This exhibit is available for public viewing
Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m.