Monday, September 6, 2010

travis townsend

Renovated TLC (Tank Loaf Container), 2001-2008, Painted wood, mixed media, Plan Cleveland, Painted wood, mixed media, City of Triumph (abandoned), 2001-2008, Painted wood, mixed media, 17 x 19 x 17, First, Last, and New Vessel, 2008, Painted wood, mixed media, 17 x 19 x 17

when i was teaching encaustic at the scc this summer (see this and this post), our 'studio' classroom was in the exhibitions storage area because it was the only room with sufficient ventilation. it was in this storage area that i first saw this artist's work (the last piece pictured here to be exact) and i was instantly smitten. i looked at the piece from all angles, asked people in the class, asked some people who worked there and no one could tell me the name of the artist!! it was just by chance that i was browsing around online last week and discovered the work again. i'm in love with the marks, the use of wood and use of white. see more here and here.

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