Travis Louie (interviewed) opened his latest solo show, “Lifetime Companions” at the Shooting Gallery this past weekend. Consisting of nine new acrylic paintings, “Lifetime Companions” explores the relationships and origins of a cavalcade of Louie’s characters seen mostly through the eye of a wedding portraitist. With a narrative that delves deeper than any fans imagination could possibly muster, Travis closes out 2010 with an amazing show and one not to miss.  In addition, Louie surprised his San Francisco fans with eight preliminary sketches, including a special bonus sketch from his Hello Kitty Three Apples contribution (covered), providing an intriguing look into the artist’s process and method.

More pictures after the jump.