Bob Trotman was born in 1947 in Winston-Salem, NC, and for 42 years has maintained a studio in the foothills of Western North Carolina. Working mostly in wood, but also using motion, light, and sound, Trotman satirically suggests a confluence of power, privilege, and pretense that secretly, or not so secretly, shapes our world.
His work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including at The Halsey Institute, Charleston, SC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA; The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.
The UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture and Davidson College are proud to present the spirited and very timely works of Bob Trotman in Business As Usual at the Projective Eye Gallery, September 8-December 14 (curated by Crista Cammaroto), and at the Van Every/Smith Galleries, October 19-December 8 (curated by Lia Newman). Each venue will display different works; between both exhibitions, more than 30 sculptures, 50 maquettes, and 18 drawings will be displayed. Trotman will speak about both exhibitions in an artist lecture at 7 pm on November 2 at UNC Charlotte Center City. Learn more.
This exhibition is presented in celebration of the North Carolina Arts Council's 50th Anniversary.