AUDREY TRAVIS

Fort Worth/Dallas based artist.


CURRENT AND UPCOMING

30 UNDER 30-Greater Denton Arts Council
OCTOBER 4-DECEMBER 15 

COLOR 2019-CICA Museum
AUGUST 9-25    2019   

Photographic work at CICA Museum in South Korea.

OBJECT PERMANENCE-Fort Worth Community Art Center
AUGUST 2-22    2019

Arttooth exhibition featuring work by Shelby Orr, Sierra Forester, Audrey Travis, and Amy Young.



ABOUT


Professional Resume
Statement and Notes

CONTACT

EMAIL
audrey.travis@ymail.com

INSTAGRAM
audrey.travis

STUDIO
located in Fort Worth, Texas.
available by appointment.


                                       
                                       

I am drawn to the monolithic. I look to monuments of pure form and material, masses of stone, and moments of architecture. These hewn shapes evoke a sense of permanence and embody the elemental. I am interested in incorporating this language into my work, using simple acts and interventions to emulate the purity and gravity of these structures. These sculptures are meant to challenge the grandiose and monumental through material and scale.

There is an elegance in their moments of fissure and
a formal language in their entropy.

The work is impermanent, small, and brittle. It contains the disquiet of failure
and fragility— resting monoliths which might slip at any moment.


                                        I am sensitive to those points where materials shift…those places of
                                      touch and pressure. In those 
simple moments of contact, there is a
                                      poignant sense of gravity and
compression.   

                                     Throughout, a soft arch introduces a sense of flexibility which contra-
                                     dicts the
monumental. Although this act defies the strength and
                                     rigidity of the monolithic,
these objects still exist as such. 

                                      It tapers where it had initially toppled. Its rounded foundation meets
                                      a sharp
cube of stone and seems almost to balance there. The disjunc-
                                      tion between
the two shapes creates a sense of tension. There is a
                                      sense that it may fall. It 
is worn, its edges have been rounded, and
                                      surface notched.




                                      Where weight creates arches of tension.





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