Launch Pad Gallery: Featuring the work of local emerging artists.

The Wall & Other Paintings

New works by Travis Wade

Curated by Charles Siegfried


Big Thanks to
Jedadiah Bernards for performing at the opening


 

About the Artist

In my work I explore twentieth century history and parables from my own life.  My work is informed by fiction and non-fiction as well as memory.  Generally, mood and concept are ascribed suitable found imagery or still life objects as a jumping off point.

In my application of paint I marry discordant, energetic smears of diluted paints with controlled purposeful mark making.  My favorite brushes mirror my application of paint, bristle brushes are used during loose portions of painting because it is uncontrollable, whereas soft synthetic brushes are used for controlled marks.  The works go through several iterations between loose and controlled before being determined complete.

My current work seeks to find unconventional beauty in concepts deemed unsavory, from friendly totalitarian states to stalled vehicles as stand in for man on his way to heaven…  Rather than brazen statement, the collected works are meant to illicit a subtle pervasive mood in the viewer.

Selected Pieces

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Bomber
Bomber
Big City Feeling
Big City Feeling
Biting Cold
Biting Cold
Mirror Pond
Mirror Pond
Most Accidents Occur at Home
Most Accidents Occur at Home
Secret Communication
Secret Communication
The Plausible Disappears
The Plausible Disappears