Travis Bruce Black’s new solo exhibition, “Notation” features new interpretations of his popular “Chirps” series of bird figuratives inspired in part by stained glass windows, as well as a menagerie of other woodland creatures, captured in a variety of media, including watercolor on paper, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic on wood.
Black has introduced an innovative style of silk screen and acrylic painting in a new edition of works he explains “are based on the approach of “black figure” pottery from ancient Greece.” Just as the Grecian’s converted imagery into naturalistic black subject matter and then outlined those figures with colored lines, Black has applied this concept to paintings such as “Gusher” (shown above), and “Chance Glance”.
I make them by painting the panel silk screen a little, hand paint some more, then [finalize] it with the black silk screen layer. ~ Travis Bruce Black
Chance Glance, 18″ x 18″ acrylic on wood, $600