EXTENDED! Due to popular demand, the Washburn Cultural Center's exhibition, Lorber, Lorber & Cotherman, will remain installed and open to the public through Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020)! Please note the following hours:
For the continued safety of all, masks are required every day of all visitors for entry. Please call (715) 373-5591 or send an email to WashburnCulturalCenter@gmail.com to set up an appointment to view this trio of local artist’s surprising and excitingly varied artwork.
Lorber, Lorber & Cotherman features collage work and installations from Steve Cotherman, pastel paintings by Milt Lorber, and watercolor paintings and ceramicware from Wei Lan Lorber. Arranged thematically throughout our newly reopened full gallery space, this collection of works ranges from the representational to the abstract; includes multiplanar collages and functional ceramics; and features many artworks displayed for the first time, some of which were conceived of and executed while under lockdown only months ago. The Lorbers’ vibrant pastels and watercolors depict familiar local landscapes and natural subjects, and some pieces introduce mixed media and textural components which abstract traditional subject matter. Cotherman deploys meticulous, sometimes disorienting, collage techniques and tongue-in-cheek juxtapositions to create images that speak to our current historical moment, reveal the hidden histories of the United States, and play on and with the legacies of recognizable art historical subjects and figures. Many pieces on display are available for sale alongside smaller watercolors and a variety of ceramicware, and exhibition visitors are also welcome to browse our newly reorganized antiques shop and Vinyl Vault.
While we encourage you to see this exhibition in person, a virtual slideshow is available to view here which features shots of the installed exhibit as well as details of selected artworks currently on display.