The Art of Travis Louie

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Pals by Travis Louie

Check out the paintings of Travis Louie

He’s also curating the upcoming “Monster” exhibition of paintings, sculptures and drawings by artists from film production, animation, illustration, at Copra Nason.

UPDATE: Web preview

Travis says “It seemed like a no-brainer. When I thought about curating a show featuring such fine talents I wanted to have a theme that was open-ended but cohesive enough for all these imaginative artists to flex their creative muscles. There are production designers who have created creatures for films and animation as well as illustrators who have created covers for sci-fi, horror, and fantasy paperbacks and movie posters. I put them together with some of the regular artists from this gallery scene to see how they would tackle the theme and am very excited to what these talented individuals have made without the constraints of art direction hanging over them while they produce their work. Often, we see their names in the end credits of films not knowing what they actually did on the show or we see their work as illustrations for bookcovers and magazine articles but take their art for granted.

Artists included:
Audrey Kawasaki, Isabel Samaras, Ana Bagayan, Tiffany Liu, Ron English, Jessica Joslin, Vincent DiFate, Miles Teves, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Visell, Dan May, Brian Despain, Kris Kuksi, Chet Zar, James Zar, Mari Inukai, Nouar, Dan Quintana, Brom, Dave Chung, Vince Natale, Mark Garro, Kirk Reinert, Mark Elliott, Attaboy, Annie Owens, Vince Nguyen, Peter Nguyen, Robert Mackenzie, Mike Lee, Willie Real, Amy Botello, Donato Giancola, Davey Wong, Fred Harper,Molly Crabapple, Jason D’Aquino, Francesco LoCastro, Ekundayo, Deseo, Tristan Elwell, Stephen Hickman, Steven Ellis, Mark Texeira, Bob Eggleton, Clayton Stillwell, Bob Lizarraga, Bill Basso, Lola, Dave DeVries, Dice Tsutsumi, Steven Dailey, Tim O’Brien, Tessar Lo, Stephen Price, Jordu Schell, XNO, Genevieve Zacconi, Justin DeGarmo & others

Copro Nason Gallery: Bergamot Station Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave. T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404
Opening Reception: Saturday July 11 – 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Dates: July 11 – August 1, 2009

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