September 2013 brings two new exhibits to Stranger Factory; a dual exhibit by world renowned artists Travis Louie and Jean Labourdette a.k.a. Turf One, as well as a solo exhibit in the Project Room by Shing Yin Khor, a.k.a. Sawdust Bear.
Both exhibits run September 6th – 29th, with an opening reception on Friday, September 6th from 6 – 9 PM.
In the Main Gallery, we feature Travis Louie and Turf One‘s “Tiny Theater of the Absurd”, an exhibit of new work from these two artists showcasing their marvelous oddities; people and creatures that live in the grey area between dream and waking.
Turf One’s paintings are truly modern surrealism, and at times seem to be the fuzzy, morning-after recollections of fever dreams with their strange symbolism. Travis Louie’s remarkable “parlour portraits” of fantastic beasts and human oddities bring humor and humanity to the monsters that live on the fringes of our imagination. Together, these remarkable artists breathe new life into modern art with style and wit.
In the Project Room will be “A Nervous Harbour,” a new solo exhibit by Sawdust Bear.
This exhibit is a collection of handmade, barnacle-encrusted beasties seeking sanctuary from rough seas and aquatic predators. Each sculpture and painting brings to life another black-eyed and bewildered little nugget of improbable evolution, washed up on beaches and harbours, then stuffed, mounted and classified for your collecting pleasure. If cryptozoology had a marine biology exhibit, this would be it!
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Albuquerque, NM 87106