Art: The Love Boat (abandoned) and Out of the Gray

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center’s latest exhibition is the work of Travis Townsend in The Love Boat (abandoned), which is presented in conjunction with Out of the Gray, a group

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anifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center’s latest exhibition is the work of Travis Townsend in The Love Boat (abandoned), which is presented in conjunction with Out of the Gray, a group showing of works made using graphite.

Townsend’s wooden, painted and drawn-upon, pieced-together sculptural objects inspire a close inspection, as he incorporates doodles, text, peepholes, open doorways and various apertures, inviting viewers for a closer look. With a look that is equal parts worked-over and undone, Townsend’s pieces have been altered three times (some over the course of a decade or more) and this reworking results in sculptural objects that resemble multiple things at once.

Manifest’s Out of the Gray is much more a staid exhibition, showcasing what one has come to expect from the self-titled Drawing Center: artists investigating craft. This particular exhibition focuses specifically on the limits and capabilities of graphite as a medium. 


For Maria Seda-Reeder's full review of THE LOVE BOAT ABANDONED and OUT OF THE GRAY, click here .

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