Herbert — who nutured his own artistic skills in that very same Brooklyn neighborhood in the 1980s — was delighted to give Carrier an opportunity to show his work in his hometown. Carrier is joined by Andy Pomykalski, a friend from RISD with a similar artistic vision and style.
“I loved the mystery captured in Travis’ oil paintings, and the magical quality of his figures and landscapes. There is a disciplined maturity to his technique,” Herbert says.
For “Pretty Young Thing,” Carrier and Pomykalski journey into the modern subconscious, portraying fantasy and reality as one and the same. Carrier describes his dream-like work as “new romantic,” with strong elements of realism and established archetypes filtered through each artist’s unique perspective.
“We are exploring the inner psyche and paranormal reality of today’s world through painting. There are also elements of self-reflective narrative throughout the show,” Carrier says.