Then, last fall, Travis decided to create a new body of politically charged work, and Space Gallery director Michael Burnett felt that it should be unveiled in an exhibit just in time for the Democratic National Convention. Travis was game for the project, but he inadvertently dropped the ball when he died of natural causes last December (see Live Hard, January 10, 2008).
After Travis died, Burnett immediately made the decision to keep the slot hed reserved for the artist; however, the theme of the show was necessarily changed to reflect the profoundly different circumstances. In place of the political show Travis had not gotten around to doing that work before he died Burnett opted to present Mark Travis: Memorial Exhibit, made up of pieces from the artists studio, such as Untitled (pictured), which was done in mixed media on canvas.
For information, call 720-904-1088 or check out www.spacegallery.org. And whether you knew Travis or not, you could do worse than pay homage to someone who was a real artists artist.
Aug. 22-Oct. 11, 2008