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Opening Reception for Bob Trotman + Jody Zellen
Friday, January 31, 2014
The Halsey Institute is pleased to begin 2014 with two exhibitions of work by contemporary artists Jody Zellen and Bob Trotman. Entitled Jody Zellen: Above the FoldandBob Trotman: Business as Usual, both artists explore the human condition in very different ways. Zellen presents humans in her work as abstracted, nameless ciphers navigating a complex and often violent world. Through her use of one full year of the New York Times “World News” website, Zellen presents us to ourselves through the media, mediated in a variety of ways. Trotman’s approach is much more direct and less abstracted, but his sculptural works address the corporate world with all of its discontents. His larger than life human figures are suffused with dread, melancholy, or desperation, yet they are cloaked in the uniform of the powerful. Through both artists’ works, we see the de-civilizing effects of greed, power, and privilege.
The opening reception on Friday, January 31, from 6:30pm to 8pm will be open to the public and guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres, provided by Whole Foods and Icebox.
Jody Zellen: Above the Fold and Bob Trotman: Business as Usual will be on display at the Halsey Institute from January 31 – March 8, 2014.