[ Tom Torluemke ]
There are all sorts of good reasons to visit a studio. Some of the best reasons come to you when you are there or perhaps days later. I’ve wanted to visit Tom’s studio for a long now - to get a better look at what is behind his energy to produce. But when you come in with a camera - well things are just…
We all know that a person’s space can tell us a lot about the person and where a piece of work comes from. Sometimes a space can reveal a lot about their journey and where they come from or may be not. Tom’s most recent studio is in the basement of his home in Dyer Indiana. I visited with him there as he was preparing to meet with Greg Knight, Curator of the Chicago Cultural Center to discuss work selection for his upcoming show “After Glow.”
a favorite seat
The occasion offered the opportunity to discuss the art culture in Northwest Indiana and issues on our visual culture, painting and the making of art that I hope to continue later when I am not so opened eyed about Tom’s surroundings.
Tom Torluemke has been a tremendous asset to Northwest Indiana, fostering a generation of young artist, while encouraging and producing most of the public art in the region. He is enormously prolific producing catalogues of work.
TOM TORLUEMKE: After Glow
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington
Exhibit Dates: July 3 - September 27
Opening Reception: Friday, July 10 (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)