Mel Kadel & Travis Millard
June 11 - July 2, 2011

 

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Since Mel Kadel's last show at FFDG in 2009, her work has become much more layered. The thick layers of hand cut paper, with foregrounds and backgrounds, are reminiscent of engravings. The technique has added dimension to the pieces and seems to add to the strength of the characters and their surroundings. The work as a whole communicates interconnectedness and balance. The character is determined as usual, with patterns and obstacles surrounding her adventure.

Travis Millard's drawings included in the show explore a variety of themes, including waking dream states, ultra violence, repetitive movements and other oddities of the imaginative landscape. Ultimately, the work seeks to find respite in humor and peace through drawing from a host of modern personal anxieties.

Also on display will be Travis Millard's ghost sculpture project which is an experiment from the ground up. Unfamiliar with the process of roto-casting and minimal sculpture experience, this was achieved through trial and error, and the help of trusted associates. The result is an edition of 50 ghost sculptures and a video produced with the efforts of photographer Theo Jemison, animator Jim Dirschberger, and music by El-P.

About Mel Kadel
Mel Kadel, born in 1973, grew up in Pennsylvania suburbs and graduated with a B.F.A. from Moore College of Art & Design in 1997. From Philadelphia, she moved to NYC for a couple years, and then headed west to California. Mel has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA. for the last 12 years, starting out showing drawings in small cafes. Now her work has been exhibited extensively all over the U.S. and abroad. Kadel has created a visual narrative that communicates the idea that we are all part of a large system, whether recognized or not.

About Travis Millard
Travis Millard, born in 1975, grew up in Olathe, Kansas and founded the Fudge Factory Comics operation in 1997, producing small run drawing zines, prints, comics, and assorted ephemera . Travis' work has been exhibited in the US and internationally, and has been published in numerous books and journals. Travis Millard currently lives in a cabin near some coyotes on the backside of a hill in a Los Angeles fire zone with with his partner, artist, Mel Kadel.

 


Mel Kadel & Travis Millard collab.
At the Desk,
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed

Mel Kadel & Travis Millard collab.
At the Table,
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed

Mel Kadel & Travis Millard collab.
Bad Front Flip,
10" x 8", ink and coffee on paper, framed

Mel Kadel & Travis Millard collab.
Light Moves,
10" x 8", ink and coffee on paper, framed
sold

Mel Kadel & Travis Millard collab.
Rowboat,
10" x 8", ink and coffee on paper, framed
sold

Mel Kadel & Travis Millard collab.
Sun Stackers,
10" x 8", ink and coffee on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Breakers
11" x 13", pen & ink collage on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Catching What Falls
11" x 13", pen & ink on paper, framed
sold

Mel Kadel
Close to Connect
7.25" x 9.5", pen & ink on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Diamonds
11" x 13", pen & ink on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Double Reach
10" x 12", pen & ink on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Drip Drop Pick Up
7.25" x 9.5", pen & ink collage on paper, framed
sold

Mel Kadel
Every Other Day
7.25" x 9.5", pen & ink collage on paper, framed
sold

Mel Kadel
Flower to the Front
7.25" x 9.5", pen & ink collage on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Fueled
7.25" x 9.5", pen & ink collage on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Horses From Home
11" x 13", pen & ink collage on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
In Line
15.5" x 19.5", pen & ink on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Paused to Collect
7.25" x 9.5", pen & ink collage on paper, framed
sold

Mel Kadel
Ribbons
15.5" x 19.5", pen & ink on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Sea Scene
11.5" x 13", pen & ink collage on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Small and Steady
7.25" x 9.5", pen & ink collage on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Stream,
7" x 9.5", pen & ink collage on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Target the Sun
11.25" x 13.5", pen & ink, collage on paper, framed,

Mel Kadel
Tears to the Left
7.25" x 9.5", pen & ink collage on paper, framed
sold

Mel Kadel
Tears to the Right
7.25" x 9.5", pen & ink collage on paper, framed

Mel Kadel
Water Island
22" x 30", pen & ink collage on paper, framed

Travis Millard
Applewood Turnaround
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed

Travis Millard
Asteroids
9.5" x 4.25", ink on envelope, framed

Travis Millard
Awed Crowd
8.25" x 5.75, ink on envelope, framed

Travis Millard
Barkers
9" x 5.75", ink on envelope, framed

Travis Millard
Beaming
10" x 8", ink and coffee on paper, framed

Travis Millard
Blap Blap Blap
9.5" x 4.25", ink and collage on envelope, framed

Travis Millard
Dream State
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed
sold

Travis Millard
Germs
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed


Travis Millard

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SCULPTURES
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An edition of 50 ghost sculptures were created, molded, cast in plastic and finished at the artist's studio.

The Ghosted video was a collaborative effort by Theo Jemison, Jim Dirschberger, El-P and Travis Millard.


Travis Millard
Grab
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed
sold

Travis Millard
John Still Drunk
30" x 22", ink on paper, framed

Travis Millard
Journeyman
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed

Travis Millard
Mel's Nature
14" x 6", ink on paper, framed
sold

Travis Millard
Moving Violations
9.5" x 4.25, framed, ink on envelope

Travis Millard
Poked Eye
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed

Travis Millard
Riverside
39.5" x 29.5", ink on paper, framed

Travis Millard
Shook
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed

Travis Millard
Snug
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed

Travis Millard
Ticks Doc
8.75" x 5.75", ink and collage on envelope, framed
sold

Travis Millard
Tug
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed

Travis Millard
Waiting Lady
9.75" x 4.5", ink on envelope, framed

Travis Millard We Far
9.5" x 4.25", ink and collage on envelope, framed