Mel Kadel and Travis Millard02.8.08   |   Posted in: Events   |   By: Kellis Landrum
Tags: Fine Art, Galleries, Graphic Design, Illustration, Mel Kadel, Richard Heller Gallery, Travis Millard
Opening reception on Sat Feb 9 (5-7pm).Runs Sat Feb 9 – Sat Mar 8 (Tue-Sat: 11am-5pm)
- Richard Heller Gallery (2525 Michigan Ave, Suite B-5A, 310.453.9191)
The organic forms that populate Mel Kadel’s drawings have begun to grow in scale, creeping toward the edges of the sheet and threatening to break out of their frames. Still, Kadel preserves the intimate quality of her works through extensively worked surfaces â€” collaging, painting, and otherwise marring the foreground to create depth and solidity in her fragile works on paper. By contrast, Travis Millard’s drawings summon an otherworldly universe: one of storybook villages populated by lovable monsters, waiting to be freed by Millard’s sure, steady lines.