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Giant-Size Comics & Firstling Sculptures + Works on Paper

October 5, 2023@5:00 pm-7:00 pm


Giant-Size Comics

Christopher Troutman

Troutman’s unexpected vantage points and dynamic compositions are borrowed from American comics as way to make every day subject matter compelling. The large-scale mix of digital drawing, painting and analog marks on paper incorporate features from the comics medium to engage the larger public as a familiar presence in popular entertainment. Troutman subdivides compositions into sections with panels, suggesting the passage of time and storytelling. This ongoing project of large-scale drawings, adapted as two-page graphic novel spreads, tells the story of his family’s experiences in the US and Japan.
Firstlings: Sculptures + Works on Paper
Arny Nadler
Nadler’s sculptures and works on paper investigate the body in a state of ambiguous metamorphosis, struggling to adapt to life’s ever-changing circumstances. What specifically they are becoming is not very important—that they are on their way toward an unknown conclusion is. Nadler is obsessed with the predicament of the human form, both its fragility and its dominance on the environment. Drawing on human, animal, and unworldly bodies, the sculptural figures precariously gesture, as if even they don’t know what they truly are. Some are in fact grotesque, or alluring, or both. Nadler’s drawing practice began as a warmup exercise, to quickly experiment with the fluidity of form without the constraints of gravity and the inherent challenges of working with clay. The drawings and sculptures now develop symbiotically, each influence how Nadler sees and makes the other.


October 5, 2023
5:00 pm-7:00 pm


Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University
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Alexander Brest Gallery
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, 32211
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