Photos by G. Art by Travis Louie.
Head on over to the Joshua Liner Gallery to see a fantastic exhibit by New York’s own Travis Louie. “Curious Myths” features Victorian imagery mixed with human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters who appear to have had their formal portraits taken to mark their existence and place in society. I loved this exhibit so much! As you peruse the gallery, you can imagine all kinds of funky scenarios about who these creatures are and what kind of life they have lived. If you are not in the New York area and you miss this show (which would be such a pity), you must pick up Travis Louie’s book Curiosities. The book features his wonderful art along with a brief story of the background of the character depicted. It’s magnificent! You can find out more information on Travis Louie’s blog. I met Travis Louie at the opening for “Curious Myths” and he was extremely nice. See a picture of my encounter with this incredible artist, some more of Travis Louie’s work as well as a photo of another art legend who attended the opening, after the jump.
“Curious Myths” by Travis Louie is now showing at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York through August 7, 2010 and is located at 548 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor. Don’t miss it!