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fluid dialog

An artistic conversation between artists Thomas Motley and Liz Trosper

Dates of Exhibition: Jan. 16 - March 1
Opening Reception: Feb. 3, 2-4 in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Studio gallery
Mitchell-Reed Lecture: Jan. 30, 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Studio gallery


The exhibition, fluid dialog, presents a unique conversation between two friends – Thomas Motley and Liz Trosper. This silent conversation has taken place over a couple of years and reflects the non-verbal creative cues one artist can give to another. The viewer experiences the challenge and fun in discovering the artists’ visual connections to each other and starts their own ‘dialog’ with the artists as they view these energizing works.

Liz Trosper

"My work casts a critical eye toward the legacy of modern and contemporary painting. Using wordplay and feminist critique, I mine formalism for its discriminatory attitudes toward women. I also hope to honor the rich tradition of experimentation, technological exploration and media integration within the discourse of painting."  

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Thomas Motley

"Shortly after seeking me out for some 'traditional' painting instruction, Liz Trosper dragged me kicking and screaming into a digital art discussion. For a couple of years, we have critiqued each others' work, and collaborated in a visual exchange, a reflective dialog about mutual interests in drawing, printmaking, and painting."

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