Travis Louie
"Strange Neighbors"
Exhibition: November 29, 2008 through January 3, 2009

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 29th, 7 to 10 pm

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“A man is cursed by a goat, a strange furry being is discovered sleeping in a hedge, an engine driver
can’t seem to stop vibrating in his sleep, a man overcomes his phobia of spiders...” – Travis Louie

Through his hyperrealist paintings and drawings, Travis Louie presents an alternate realm of creatures,
chimera, and outcasts dressed in their finest suits. These portraits, created using several transparent
acrylic layers over a tight graphite drawing on smooth boards reference old Victorian photographs. The
surreality of the imagery is compounded as these eerie beings pose and engage through subtle yet unique
human expressions.

This odd cast of characters is born out of Louie’s active imagination, love of science fiction, film noir and
German expressionism. He has exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Montreal, Rome, Berlin,
and Hamburg. His work has been featured in several publications including Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz, Inked,
Statement, and Spectrum Books.

“Strange Neighbors,” Artwork by Travis Louie runs November 29 through January 3, 2009, at Fuse
Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening reception, on
Saturday, November 29th, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact
Fuse Gallery at 212.777.7988 or fusegall@fusegallerynyc