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  Keep it Floating Forever
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  Contemporary & Digital Art Fair
  Jun 17 - June 23, 2021  

  In The Wake Of Slumber
  Paradice Palase, Brooklyn
  May 15 - June 9, 2021
 
  Solo Show - Human Nature Perfectly
  Below Grand, NYC
  March 22, 2021

  Deep Field Residency
  Below Grand, NYC
  February, 2021

  Art Maze Magazine
  Issue 21, Jan 2021

  Dovetail Magazine
  Issue 2,
Dec 2020

  Solo Show - I Am A Portrait
  Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY
  Jan 10th - Feb 8th, 2020

  Imperfections Made Perfect
  Museum of Contemporary Digital Art


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© 2021 Travis LeRoy Southworth
Mark

Familiar Faces, 2020-21

unique pigmented prints on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 10 x 8 to 72 x 56 inches

A series of soft gestural black and white portraits, Familiar Faces deals with my experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. Avoiding physical contact with people and maintaining distance feels unnatural, especially in densely populated areas like New York and New Jersey. Even in my neighborhood, familiar faces began to appear strange, and unrecognizable due to masks, more limited interactions and an absence of response. I started this work because the current moment resembles an urban fog from a dystopian novel, where faces appear distorted, and figures disappear into a colorless haze. 


Mark