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Travis LeRoy Southworth
updated: 06/25/2013
website: www.travisleroysouthworth.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled
Borrowed Photons and Black Hole
Where I End and You Begin # 3 - installation view
Where I End and You Begin # 3 - detail
Absent Minded Monotonous Splendor
Drawing Portrait (composite)
Drawing Portrait (composite) - detail
Study for an Aggregate # 4
I Re-touch Myself
BB Head Shot # 2 (Homage to Mr. Exploding Head)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  mapping, portraiture, abstract, conceptual, humor, obsessive, process, autobiographical, technology, consumer culture
 
 
Untitled by Travis LeRoy Southworth
Untitled
electroluminescent wire
2013
50" x  60" 
Borrowed Photons and Black Hole by Travis LeRoy Southworth
Borrowed Photons and Black Hole
lamp, silicon, wood, paint
2013
Dimensions variable
Where I End and You Begin # 3 - installation view by Travis LeRoy Southworth
Where I End and You Begin # 3 - installation view
backlit duratrans print of moles, blemishes, wrinkles and stray hairs of 25 people
2010
110" x  250" 
Where I End and You Begin # 3 - detail by Travis LeRoy Southworth
Where I End and You Begin # 3 - detail
inkjet print of moles, blemishes, wrinkles and stray hairs of 25 people
2010
26" x  60" 
Absent Minded Monotonous Splendor by Travis LeRoy Southworth
Absent Minded Monotonous Splendor
still from digital video, https://vimeo.com/11412563
2010
Dimensions variable
Drawing Portrait (composite) by Travis LeRoy Southworth
Drawing Portrait (composite)
inkjet print of moles, blemishes, wrinkles and stray hairs of the Drawing Center staff
2010
40" x  30" 
Drawing Portrait (composite) - detail by Travis LeRoy Southworth
Drawing Portrait (composite) - detail
inkjet print of moles, blemishes, wrinkles and stray hairs of the Drawing Center staff
2010
40" x  30" 
Study for an Aggregate # 4 by Travis LeRoy Southworth
Study for an Aggregate # 4
inkjet print of moles, blemishes, wrinkles and stray hairs
2007
14 " x  11 " 
I Re-touch Myself by Travis LeRoy Southworth
I Re-touch Myself
inkjet print of moles, blemishes, wrinkles and stray hairs
2007
60 " x  40 " 
BB Head Shot # 2 (Homage to Mr. Exploding Head) by Travis LeRoy Southworth
BB Head Shot # 2 (Homage to Mr. Exploding Head)
inkjet print of moles, blemishes, wrinkles and stray hairs
2007
14 " x  11 " 

Artist Statement
My series Detouched is a collection of abstract portraits influenced by working professionally as a photo-retoucher. Interested in the tiny imperfections that are normally removed from photographic portraits, I erase entire faces but leave behind the wrinkles, moles, blemishes, and stray hairs. In single portraits the “flaws” remain in their original location, while composites are shifted and each imperfection is relocated to a new spot. This new configuration no longer bears any facial resemblance and becomes a minimalist drawing. My abstract portraits suggest a celestial body, revealing connections between one’s own physical markings and those of the cosmos.

For my first solo project at Mixed Greens Gallery (2010) I presented a glowing 9 x 21-foot window installation Where I End and You Begin #3. I photographed the faces of twenty-four members of the New York art world that I met since moving to Brooklyn in 2007. The fragmented portraits of stray marks are combined into a single portrait. My “self-portrait” lives at the center of the piece and the other “portraits” spiral out. A solar system begins to take shape with the people I know best orbiting closest and those less familiar living at the outer fringe.

In 2010 I was awarded a Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts for this work.

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION

2007
MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2004
BFA,
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2010
Where I End and You Begin # 3
Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Aggregates,Absurd Infinities and Absent Mindedness
AHN/VHS Gallery, Philadelphi, PA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010
Day Job
The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Legal Tender
Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Pump 14
Art in Odd Places, New York, NY
All in the Family
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
About Face
Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artist of the Week
Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY

2009
Vox V
Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Living and Dreaming

The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
New American Talent 24
Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
Gravity Buffs
Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
Trace/Memory
Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2008
Video Dumbo
Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Art Futura
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
The Bulletin Board
CCS, Hessel Museum, NY
Next Door Video
Ellen Curlee Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2007
SCOPE Art Fair
Miami, FL
Just Good Art
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
This is Not a Self-Portrait
G2, Chicago, IL

2006
The World is Flat
Galerie Lifebomb, Berlin, Germany
One Pull, One Yank, Three Jerks
Gallery X, Chicago, IL
Last Stand
G2, Chicago, IL

2004
Born In The USA
Art One, Zurich, Switzerland
Alternative Processes
University Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

AWARDS


2011
Vermont Studio Center
2010
NYFA Fellowship in Photography
2009
BRIC Media Arts Fellowship
2008
Artist in the Marketplace 29, Bronx Museum

REVIEWS AND WRITE UPS

2010
Lorraine, Marian. “Why Are There Men Carrying Water Along 14th Street?” thelmagazine.com, Oct 8.
Weinberg, Lauren. “About Face.” Time Out Chicago, Issue 279, July 1-7.
Calder, Jaime. “About Face.” NewCity Art, July 5.

2009
Weinberg, Lauren. “Gravity Buffs.” Time Out Chicago, Issue 212, Mar 19-25.
Roulo, Robyn Farrell. “Realms of the Unreal.” Artslant.com, Mar 8.