Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7 pm
Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff
$5 general admission, $3 for other students with ID

Q & A to follow the discussion.

Since the mid-1990’s, Dan Torop has exhibited digital and photographic work dealing with subjective relationship of the land and its inhabitants. Torop’s book Skydiving (2010, A-Jump Books), a sequence of landscapes and portraits, is included in the International Center for Photography 2013 Triennial’s photobooks installation. Torop has contributed articles to Triple Canopy, Paper Monument, Modern Painters, and North Drive Press.

His solo gallery shows include Alkali Desert (2013), Skydiving (2010), Snowbound (2007), Estimated Landscapes (2005), Lost Domain (2002), and Landscapes (2001). His digital Ocean has been installed at the American Museum of the Moving Image and the San Francisco Exploratorium. He has curated or co-curated several shows, including A Rabbit As King of the Ghosts (2006), I Just Can’t Pretend (2004), and Reading Room (2002).

Torop’s work has been aided by residencies with the MacDowell Colony, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Eyebeam, and Teachers College. He has taught at NYU’s Department of Art and Art Professions since 2008, as well as at several other NYC area schools. He received a BA and a Gardner Travelling Fellowship from Harvard College in 1994. In 1997 he received an MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art. Torop lives in Brooklyn. His website is www.dantorop.info.

The School of Visual Arts Amphitheater
209 East 23rd Street (betw 2nd/3rd Ave), Third Floor
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