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November 17, 2011 | 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Art Building #157 | Map
5400 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: FREE
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce the third lecture of the 2011-12 Art and Art History Colloquium, an artist talk.

“I Meant To Do That…”

Eric Troffkin

Assistant Professor, Sculpture

Wayne State University


Artist's Statement:

 “At heart, I am a studio object-maker. While I choose materials and devise fabrication methods for their abilities to imitate the look and feel of familiar, industrially produced items, my sculpture remains labor-intensively hand made. My labor in the studio is an attempt to remove evidence of my hand in the work. I imitate a prototyping and manufacturing process through which multiple elements are molded and assembled. I design “component systems,” not just for their functionality but with the deeper goal of discovering their unexpected possibilities.”


Eric Troffkin joined the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History in 2009, moving to Detroit from St. Louis, MO where he taught at Washington University in St. Louis beginning in 2002.


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For more information about this event, please contact Ian Chapp at 313/577-2988 or ichapp@wayne.edu.