Travis Louie’s Creatures Return in ‘The Present Past’

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Travis Louie’s creatures carry Victorian and Edwardian vibes, rendered in the artist’s distinctive, fantastical style. A show at Creatura House, the new Seattle venue from Roq La Rue Gallery founder Kirsten Anderson, collects a new set of paintings and drawings from the artist. Louie was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here. He and artist Travis Lampe also recently created the art for the card throwing/tile game Vampires vs. Unicorns: Floor War, constructed by game designer Jim DuBois and Hi-Fructose co-founder Attaboy.

A statement from the gallery explains Louie’s specific approach to this slew of creatures: “These works depict endangered animals in Louie’s trademark Victorian daguerreotype painting style,” the space says. “Unlike previous works, the eyes are in color for all these creature’s illuminating that these species are still alive and need support and protection.”

“The Present Past” runs through March 4 at the gallery. See more of his work from the show below.

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