Travis Shilling - (The Map)
Travis Shilling - (Three Friends)
Travis Shilling - (Mopping the Kitchen Floor)
Travis Shilling - (Subterranean View)
Travis Shilling - (Buffalo Planet)
Travis Shilling - (Recording)
Travis Shilling - (The Rabbit Carver)
Travis Shilling - (Whale Farmer)
Travis Shilling - (Surveying the Shoreline)
Travis Shilling - (The Whale & The Wedding)
Travis Shilling - (Totem 2)
Travis Shilling - (Distant Horn)
Travis Shilling - (Farmer)
Travis Shilling - (New Rules)
Travis Shilling - (Stump)
Travis Shilling - (Fishing)
Travis Shilling - (Stilts)
Travis Shilling - (Totem 1)
Travis Shilling - (The Hideout)
Travis Shilling - (Wanderers)
Travis Shilling - Travis Shilling - Totem - Opening
Travis Shilling - Travis Shilling at Totem Opening
Travis Shilling - Travis Shilling and Guests at Totem Opening
TRAVIS SHILLING
Travis Shilling
10/17/2009 - 10/31/2009
1PM-4PM
Travis Shilling will be in attendance
 
    TRAVIS SHILLING - TOTEM

    As the dreamer sleeps, does she dream the field, or is this where she lies? As we live in the world, do we create it for ourselves, or are we subject to it? What happens to us, and what can we rely on, as we meet the challenges of existence? This tension between the imagined and the actual, the challenges and the solutions we face and create are at the heart of Totem, the latest body of work from painter Travis Shilling.

    Received like transmissions from a possible world, these paintings express a remarkable anthropomorphic vision of existential problems. Thematically rich, these images do not settle for nostalgia and idealism. They explore both displacement and the idea of home along with the threat and the lure of nature, and encourage us to consider our lives and struggles through the different modes of engagement embodied by the subjects of each image. Travis Shilling has seen something powerful and troubling and has made these visions compelling by his brush.