03 February 2010

Lecture Today:Jason Travers, Artist

Jason Travers, Artist
Wednesday, February 3, 4 pm, Cook Douglass Lecture Hall, room 101
Jason Travers will be showing images of his recent, often landscape-based work and discussing the development of his ideas and working methods.

Jason Travers: BFA, Painting, The Art Institute of Boston; MFA, Painting,  American University. Travers teaches at Rhode Island College and Bridgewater State College and is represented by Lenore Gray Gallery in Providence. His work has recently been exhibited at the Lascano Gallery in Great Barrington,  MA and the Wheeler Gallery in Providence. He had recent one-man exhibitions at Kimbal Jenkins Gallery in Concord, NH and Lenore Gray Gallery. In 2006, Travers was the recipient of a painting fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.  Travers lives in Providence, Rhode Island. (RISD.org) 

"By using subtle, vibrating color, the paintings presented in this exhibition are evocative of the natural processes of air or water. These canvases are constructed diptychs, which suggest the mythical dialog of  dualities. By using either multi-panel paintings or missing pieces, the paintings exert a physical presence. These sculptural paintings appear simple, but require time to let the subtleties open to the senses. They do  not hang passively on the wall, but play with the viewer's spatial awareness. These paintings are quiet, meditative, often humorous, and  poetic." (Jill Coldren Gallery, Concord, NH, 2007)

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