Louisville artist's drawings, sculptures on display
Sunday, March 2- Tuesday, April 15
Location: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery
Drawings and sculptures of Louisville, KY, artist
Bob Lockhart will be exhibited in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey
Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN. His artwork will be display March
2 through April 15, 2014.
Lockhart attended the Art Institute of Chicago, where he
received Bachelor of Fine Arts (1964) and Master of Fine Arts
(1966) degrees, before moving to Louisville.
He established the Art Department at Bellarmine University in
1967 and taught there for more than 40 years, retiring in 2010.
Self-described as a "thinking, 1950s, social-justice Catholic,"
Lockhart creates art that presents an unusual world for the viewer
to puzzle over.
The exhibit includes ceramic sculptures of imaginative animals
that feel oddly alive in spite of being unlike any ordinary
creature. Similarly, the figures in the drawings are simultaneously
familiar and oddly bizarre. Lockhart explains that he creates
images "to stimulate, to assail the senses and to challenge
Lockhart's drawings are represented in major museums, including
the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Art
Institute of Chicago. His sculptures are represented in the
collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Speed Museum in
Louisville, and the Louisville Zoo.
For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or
visit the Archabbey Library's website: www.saintmeinrad.edu/library/hours/.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to
view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before
Photo: Lockhart's drawing (above) is
titled: "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because
of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do
anything about it." - Albert Einstein