“Making the bottom line the top priority puts enormous pressure on human values. It is a practice that has long characterized the corporate world, and now, increasingly, also characterizes government policy. What becomes of those who are caught up in this system, either as perpetrators or victims?”
For 42 years, Bob Trotman 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.
Trotman will speak about his work in the exhibitions, Business as Usual, on view at the Projective Eye Gallery and at the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College.