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Travis Louie “Watch the Skies” at Merry Karnowsky Gallery

This is the final week to check out Travis Louie‘s “Watch the Skies” show at Merry Karnowsky Gallery.

Louie’s paintings recall 19th century photography with a fantastic twist.  His Victorian and Edwardian subjects are “human oddities, mythical beings and otherworldly characters who appear to have had their formal portraits taken to mark their existence and place in society”.   In the case of his new work at Merry Karnowsky, the twist includes a focus on the extraterrestrial.

Travis Louie "Greed Eyed Lady" courtesy of Mary Karnowsky Gallery

Travis Louie “Greed Eyed Lady” courtesy of Mary Karnowsky Gallery

Louie has stated in previous interviews that his work started out as a veiled commentary about the immigrant experience.  The UFO/ET inspiration for this new collection of paintings takes on extraterrestrials as the ultimate immigrant.

Travis Louie "Last Of His Kind" courtesy of Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Travis Louie “Last Of His Kind” courtesy of Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Travis Louie

Watch the Skies

Through December 5th

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