UPCOMING & ON VIEW
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11, 2020, 6-9PM
On view until July 31
The Project 308 Gallery is proud to present "Density" an exhibition featuring paintings by Travis Keller.
“In an infinitely interconnected landscape
feelings of claustrophobia, alienation, and isolation run rampant.”
The visual language of the works in Density stem from my love for science-fiction film and expressionist painting. Each painting is an experimentation of various densities of physical mark making to indicate the density of population. By pushing dystopian landscapes into different realms of abstraction I hope to reveal the truth that we all can feel alone, even when we are all connected.
The paintings present densely populated cities whose inhabitants are individuals encased in personal boxes. These boxes are stacked upon each other, with a window as the only indication of the person inside. While the windows glow with life, they are simplified to shape and color. The deliberate removal of the figure and material objects is an effort to have the viewer reflect on their place in a fictional world.
Furthermore, the window I am most interested in is that closest to the viewer. The vantage point of each piece tends to float somewhere in the middle, as if the painting is itself a window, allowing for the viewer to become one of the many.
An opening reception for "Density" will take place on Saturday, July 11, 6-9PM.
We will provide more information on how attendees can view the show in a safe environment that complies with CDC standards of health. This may involve pre-purchased tickets to attend during certain time frames to ensure there are a limited amount of people in the gallery at once. We will also accept appointments to view the show from July 11- July 31.
More information coming soon!
Then & Now
Oliver Street Art Festival
7th Annual Oliver Street Art Festival
The Oliver Street Art Festival is cancelled this year due to the current health crisis.
In lieu of an in-person art festival, I'd like to let you know about a virtual art festival I am organizing through the Carnegie Art Center. For the entire month of July, the Carnegie will host the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art Experience on their website where visitors can browse artwork, crafts and other handmade items created by artists from the comfort of their own home. I hope you stop by the website in July to support artists and craftspeople!
Thank you for your support! I wish you all the best as we try to navigate this strange summer. Please let me know if I can help you in anyway. <3
Life of a Hustler: A Look Inside WNY Athletic Culture
Photography by Jessica Brant
What qualities make an athlete great?
What demands are made on the body?
What are athletes thinking the moment before they take that shot?
What happens in the aftermath of a loss?
How far must athletes go for their careers?
These are all questions that sports photojournalists must ask themselves after leaving a venue to begin the grueling work of post-processing. The nature of our jobs is, for the most part, solitary and time-consuming, but normally, there is very little time to think during the heat of play. That’s why we’ve adopted a hustler mentality. Similar to the athletes out on the field, photographers on the sidelines are caught in the throes of their labor. Inside this hectic space, we are confronted with decisions to either sacrifice convention for freedom, or formality for condition. This quick decision-making distinguishes a compelling and enduring photographic story from an uninspired one.