KP Projects Gallery, 170 S. La Brea Avenue, CA 90036
KP Projects is proud to present a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Travis Louie entitled Phantasmagoria. By unearthing unusual discoveries inspired by reported sightings of remarkable beings he read about as a child, Louie has become a purveyor of the fantastical, looking to mythology and storytelling to create remarkable characters from his deeply rich imagination. Referencing theater and performance from the 18th and 19th Centuries, Louie’s mystical creations come to life much like the enlivened creatures that appeared on painted screens from the magic lantern and diorama technologies of that period. These partial movement effects, predating modern cinema, created a dreamlike state where the real and imagined blurred together.