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 .