Travis Boyer "Do We Agree?"
Fri, Oct 09, 2015 - Sat, Oct 31, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, Oct 09, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Hello Project Gallery is pleased to present Do We Agree? by artist Travis Boyer.
Selena Quintanilla Perez’s iconic asymmetrically embellished bra is the point of departure for a series of artworks intended for the interior of a new Selena Etc. boutique in Houston, Texas. Boyer has drawn inspiration from the fashion archive of the tejano pop celebrity and finds many associative powers in Selena’s wardrobe. This discursive commission by Selena Etc. motivated the artists towards a contemplative study on the implications of asymmetrical embellishment as it relates to painting, sculpture, and identity politics.
For the purpose of this exhibition the Boyer alters the known and received story of Selena through a language of fan-fiction to create an episodic blip, a scene where the two artists are discussing their ideas about the project.
The cumulative reflection of this conversation culminates in a dynamic group of works that ask: Do we agree?