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Travis Louie
“Animals That I’ve Known”
May 11th – June 16th, 2019
Opening Reception May 11th, 2019 6 pm to 8 pm

Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is honored to present “Animals That I’ve Known”, a solo exhibition of new work by New York based artist Travis Louie. “Animals That I’ve Known” is Louie’s first solo show at the gallery and is host to a cavalcade of expressive animal portraits. Each painting’s narratives are echoed in the trade and character captured by the artist’s fascination of the past and cornerstone of embracing the marginalization of the other throughout society.

From the scaly to the furry, each sitter is depictured in the finest attire and millinery styles of the Victorian era. Posed and executed in a soft application of medium, emulating tintypes or cabinet cards, each portrait is representative of that individual’s profession and ambition; attributes that define their individuality yet immerse them purposefully in a bustling society. Humor is laced with weighty undertones as Louie offers us notions of the other in curiously engaging poses and anthropomorphic depictions of unhuman species, both beckoning us to learn more while simultaneously finding familiarity and friendship. Inspiration for these visuals go beyond Victorian aesthetics and tap into Louie’s love of film noir, atomic age sci-fi stories and the quirks and particularities of people he has encountered throughout his life.

Louie’s work reminds us that what may be unfamiliar and unusual can actually be illuminating and relatable. They inspire us to explore the unknown and see beyond the appearances and differences of others. This collection may depict portraits of animals but upon closer inspection, they share much with us; their stories and details transcend their appearance and ground them in people we know or feel as if we can know. More so, they remind us how we can all be a bit of a creature ourselves.

Stories written by the artist will accompany each painting on exhibit at “Animals That I’ve Known”.
A flip book of paintings and musings from both Camilla and her co-exhibitor, Travis Louie, will accompany the exhibition.

Travis Louie’s paintings come from the tiny little drawings and many writings in his journals. He has created his own imaginary world that is grounded in Victorian and Edwardian times. It is inhabited by human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters who appear to have had their formal portraits taken to mark their existence. The underlying thread that connects all these characters is the unusual circumstances that shape who they were and how they lived. Some of their origins are a complete mystery while others are hinted at. A man is cursed by a goat, a strange furry being is discovered sleeping in a hedge, an engine driver can’t seem to stop vibrating in his sleep, a man overcomes his phobia of spiders, etc.

Using acrylic paint washes and simple textures on smooth boards, he has created portraits from an alternative universe that seemingly may or may not have existed. His work is about identity and remembrance, with a veiled commentary on racism and the immigrant experience. He would like the fear of “the other” to be replaced with a curiosity about the unknown and a sense of wonder regarding those things that are unfamiliar.

Camilla d’Errico “Zodiac” and Travis Louie “Animals That I’ve Known” Limited Edition Dual Art Book

“Camilla d’Errico “Zodiac” and Travis Louie “Animals That I’ve Known” Dual Art Book is a limited edition, 54 page softcover book chronicling a selection of new and current works by Camilla d’Errico and Travis Louie in connection with their upcoming solo shows (May 2019) at Haven Gallery. The catalogue contains 12 artworks from each artist along with statements and tales for each painting included. This catalogue is a limited edition of 800. Once the book is sold out, there will be no more copies so be sure to grab yours!


Limited Edition printing of 800 copies only.

9.25 x 12 inch softcover, perfectly bound book featuring the art of Camilla d‘Errico and Travis Louie.

Retail Price: $40 + Shipping/Handling*

Image above represents a mock up and not the final publication.

*Estimated Shipping Date for Online Orders: May 30th, 2019

* In Person Purchases can be made at the opening reception on May 11th, 2019

*Catalogues can be shipped worldwide and picked up at the gallery.

*$10.95 Shipping & Handling charges apply for standard shipping within the continental United States.

*For international shipping, additional charges will apply.

*8.625% sales tax applicable for all NY State pick ups and deliveries. Deliveries outside of New York State are not responsible for sales tax.

The images on this site reflect a mockup of the catalogue.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

Orders may also be emailed in at [email protected] or taken over the phone (631) 757-0500.

All orders will be treated on a first come, first serve basis.

Camilla d’Errico “The Zodiac” and Travis Louie “Animals That I’ve Known” solo shows open May 11th, 2019. Please join us and the exhibiting artists for the opening reception on May 11th from 6-8pm.

Travis Louie, “The Herbalist” Print Sale

Travis Louie
“The Herbalist”
Giclee print on 100% Rag Canson paper
Edition of 75 Signed & Numbered by the Artist
11 x 14 inches
$135 ($12.95 S/H)*

The original acrylic painting is a part of Travis Louie’s solo show “Animals That I’ve Known”, from May 11th to June 16th, 2019.

*Shipping & Handling Charges apply at checkout. Prints ship 2-3 weeks after order date.
For international shipping, additional charges will apply.
8.625% sales tax applicable for all NY State deliveries. Deliveries outside of New York State are not responsible for sales tax.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

Orders may also be emailed in at [email protected] or taken over the phone (631) 757-0500.

All orders will be treated on a first come, first serve basis.

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