Artist: Travis Lober
Exhibition: WORK: It’s a four letter word
Media: Printmaking, wood, and tools
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Merlino Gallery
About the Artist
Travis Lober is currently a student attending California State University, Long Beach. He is pursuing in a bachelors of fine arts in print making. Before pursuing print making Travis worked in the construction field which draws great inspiration for his current exhibit. He loves tools and machinery because it gives him the ability to build things. He also believes that construction is a form of art.
Travis mainly uses wooden boards and wooded frames to hold up his prints. The main focus of his art was construction and how tools could be implemented into construction. Travis uses few amounts of colors in his arts for the frames and in the actual prints they are very vivid using mostly cold colors.
Travis’s main reason for this exhibit is to showcase his former field and the beauty of it. Tools reminisce with Travis because it reminds him of the atmosphere of a construction site.
Synthesis/ My Experience
The exhibit really reminded me of a warehouse because of all the wood and cold black and white colors. It had a home depot kind of feel too. I really liked the smell of the exhibit too because it smelled like wood shavings. Overall it was a really good exhibit.