On November 9th, Travis Louie (interviewed) will be opening his big Los Angeles solo at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery. Entitled Strange Discoveries, the fitting title describes the eclectic collection of creatures and characters that Louie brings with him to every exhibition. It also hits it on the nail when expressing the feeling of joy and discovery that fans experience when confronted by the surreal portraits painted by the New York-based artist as sort of a proof (like the vintage photography he so admires) of his fantastical stories (that accompany each piece).
This show is dedicated to Louie’s father. He states: “These paintings are dedicated to my father who passed away in April. He was a dreamer who never got to fulfill his dreams. He made it possible for me to work on mine and for that I am eternally thankful.”
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