The University Art Gallery presents Encounters, an exhibition of recent figurative paintings by Christina Renfer Vogel. In this body of work Vogel concentrates on chance meetings, observing quiet moments within larger, more complex situations. Dense fields of color press against placeless figures, threatening to swallow them. With her depictions of ordinary encounters, Vogel both revels in her medium and investigates physical and psychological connections between viewers and subjects. The exhibition will be on view in the University Art Gallery from February 5 through April 10, 2016.