Lora Schlesinger Gallery is proud to present Love All, Travis Collinson’s first solo exhibition with the gallery featuring new paintings and drawings. The exhibition opens with an artist’s reception, Saturday June 8th from 4-6pm, and is on view through July 20th, 2019.
Travis Collinson’s work is comprised of idiosyncratic interpretations of people, objects and personal memories. The highly detailed renderings are composed of simple objects of personal importance, but also contain a common generational resonance. Certain themes often recur, including images of family members, religious icons, artistic predecessors, pop cultural inspirations, cartoons, and mementos of recent histories. For the artist, examining and re-interpreting the recent past is a way to learn and pay homage to the influences that form and guide his ever-evolving practice.
Collinson’s recent series explores the American tradition of advertising and the “pin-up.” The paintings build on the visual vocabulary of print advertising while exploring the relationships the medium has to 18th and 19th century romantic artists, such as Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Thomas Lawrence.
Travis Collinson earned his B.F.A. from California State University, Fullerton. He has exhibited throughout the country, including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, Berkeley Art Museum, CA, and Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL. He has received reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle, Orange County Register, and more. His work is currently in the collections of the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.