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Fruitless: Drawings by Chris Turbuck

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents Fruitless, a collection of drawings by Chris Turbuck. The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery February 16 – 26. There will be a free public artist reception Thursday, February 18th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

The work is composed of many pages from a graphic novel. The overarching story is a recounting of Chris’s failed attempts to become a university art professor during 2008. While the format of comic books (text boxes, speech balloons, panel divisions) may lead the viewer/reader to expect a frivolous, juvenile form of entertainment from his story, the work delivers something different: a new way of looking at regular life that reveals the profound in the ordinary; a chance to identify with his awkward, deeply personal experiences; a quiet note of encouragement that none of us is truly alone.

Chris Turbuck spent the first twenty five years of his life in Canada, graduating from the University of Regina with degrees in Art and English in 2004. He completed his graduate studies in printmaking at MSU in Bozeman in 2008. In early 2009, he was awarded a fellowship award and residency at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. After his time in California, he was graciously accepted back at MSU as an adjunct instructor. He continues to teach here, working steadily toward the completion of his first graphic novel, the autobiographical Fruitless.

The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Questions? Contact Madison Perrins, 406.591.1351.

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