ADVENTUROUS PAINTINGS BY LAURA BERGER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Chicago based artist/illustrator Laura Berger works primarily in acrylic and gouache. She also likes making things out of clay and creating little animations. Her work is focused on exploring our connections to ourselves and each other, and the idea of finding novelty and adventure in everyday life. She is interested in and inspired by ritual, symbols, nature, dreams, travel, our quest for self-development, and how we piece it all together to create personal meaning and a sense of belonging to the greater whole.

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Travis Millard and Mel Kadel @ FFDG

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We are going to be going to this on Saturday, June 11. Mel Kadel and Travis Millard will be showing at our neighbor’s gallery, Fecal Face Dot Gallery. We just stopped by and said hello and enjoyed seeing some of the new works up in the gallery. They are both very talented, with lots of details to take in.

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Here is FFDG’s full press release:

Los Angeles based Travis Millard and Mel Kadel will be showing individual and collabrative works at FFDG with an opening reception Saturday, June 11, 2011 (7-10pm). Both artists will be present and beer & wine served as usual.

Since Mel Kadel’s last show at FFDG in 2009, her work has become much more layered. The thick layers of hand cut paper, with foregrounds and backgrounds, are reminiscent of engravings. The technique has added dimension to the pieces and seems to add to the strength of the characters and their surroundings. The work as a whole communicates interconnectedness and balance. The character is determined as usual, with patterns and obstacles surrounding her adventure.

Travis Millard’s drawings included in the show explore a variety of themes, including waking dream states, ultra violence, repetitive movements and other oddities of the imaginative landscape. Ultimately, the work seeks to find respite in humor and peace through drawing from a host of modern personal anxieties.

Also on display will be Travis Millard’s ghost sculpture project which is an experiment from the ground up. Unfamiliar with the process of roto-casting and minimal sculpture experience, this was achieved through trial and error, and the help of trusted associates. The result is an edition of 50 ghost sculptures and a video produced with the efforts of photographer Theo Jemison, animator Jim Dirschberger, and music by El-P.

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