Collectors and investors: Billy Hertz has scheduled yet another intriguing show by a top local artist.
This time, it’s Southern Indiana artist and author Bill Whorrall with a new show at Galerie Hertz titled “Alternative Housing” Sun., Oct. 21 through Sun., Nov. 11.
The pieces appear to be painted sculptures shaped like houses/structures, though per usual, Billy’s cryptic note never quite explains the works.
That said, we’ve never been disappointed by a Galerie Hertz show.
(Be sure to check out Whorrall’s website here for more detailed photos of the sculptures.)
For this show, we see two audiences coming together. Whorrall may be better known as the author of several books about the Amish in Indiana.
The opening reception is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. next Sunday. And we’re assuming that it will include the local art celebs, nosh, music and conversation that mark each Galerie Hertz opening.
From Billy’s note:
Whorrall is a Curator’s delight! One chuckles continuously when arranging these unique works, marveling at the deft juxtaposition of imagery. This combined with his dry/wry, sometimes dark & biting, occasionally subtle sense of humor; gives the viewer a wonderful, if not slightly twisted & different perspective of American life. Whorrall lives & works in rural Martin County, Indiana. Besides being an acclaimed artist, Whorall is also a respected writer and historian. He has done two books on Southern Indiana, one on Amish life in neighboring Daviess County and four on Martin County. The Martin County history book and the Amish book have been called the best books ever done on these subjects. A recent book, “The Amish Community in Daviees County, Indiana” has been praised by the Amish as the most comprehensive and accurate book on their culture ever printed. Anyone interested in Amish life should see this book. His newest book is “Good Morning Martin County – Indiana’s Natural Treasure.” This book includes many places in the county that have never been photographed or written about. There are over 800 beautiful color photographs.
About Bill Whorrall: Bill Whorrall has been creating art professionally since 1966. He has a B.S. in art education, an M.S. in secondary education and an M.F.A. in print making, all from Indiana University. He has exhibited and taught in Australia, New Zealand and Italy. His work is in collections around the country including: The Chicago Board of Trade, Standard Oil, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, The Creative Discovery Museum (Chattanooga, TN), J.N. Bergstrom Museum (Neenah, WI), Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Inc.) and The Anderson Art Center (Anderson, Ind.)
Galerie Hertz is at 1253 S. Preston St. between Old Louisville and Germantown. For more information, call 502-581-8277.