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Artist's Talk and Reception for Watching: U.S. and Japan

Wilson Commons Hartnett Gallery
Thursday, January 24, 2013
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Christopher Troutman will give a talk about his work, consisting of a series of large-scale charcoal, gesso, and ink drawings, Watching: U.S. and Japan places scenes from the U.S. and Japan side by side and asks viewers to examine the visual terrain of urban spaces in both countries.

In his recent series of large-scale drawings, Troutman depicts the human figure in contemporary urban settings from dynamic points of view, the subjects of which are from his observations while living in the United States and Japan each year. By intensifying aspects of remembered visual experiences through composition and mark making, he posits everyday life as a valuable topic for exploration in drawing.

An opening reception will follow the talk from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information about the Harnett Gallery at the University of Rochester, visit