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By Marty Fugate, Herald-Tribune, Monday, March 5, 2012

Robert Lovejoy’s surrealist wit would bring a smile to Magritte’s face. Unlike the other artists in this exhibit, he doesn’t draw from religious and traditional iconography. His paintings are full of surprising juxtapositions: a genetically modified sheep in a wool sweater: a literally poisoned pen. He notes that, “My paintings convey an idea distilled into one cohesive image. I often play with words or expectations to produce a painting that can be called an icon although not in the usual sense. My inspiration comes from many places: from the everyday world, the power of symbols, or the absurd.” Add to that, his sense of humor.