One of my faves, Travis Louie has a new exhibition called “Curious Myths” on now at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. “With Curious Myths, a suite of 15 new, small- to medium-sized works, Louie has directed his lively journal practice of tiny drawings and narrative vignettes toward the creation of a cohesive, imaginary world styled with Victorian and Edwardian effects. This fictive zone is both cozy and creepy, inhabited by human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters that have seemingly posed for formal portraits to mark both their existence and place in society. Each image/character is uniquely loaded with ungainly charm and ample backstory. The underlying thread connecting the characters is the unusual circumstances that shape them and how they’ve lived.”
“Curious Myths” runs through August 7, 2010. If you’re in New York, be sure to check it out. To see more images from this exhibition visit the Joshua Liner Gallery website. For more about Travis Louie, visit TravisLouie.com.