Next week, Travis Shaffer’s photographs will be featured at PLUG Projects in Kansas City, MO, as a part of “Remasters,” a group show that highlights the work of artists who reference and reinterpret art history. In his work, Shaffer recalls basic conceptual structures pioneered by artists such as Ed Ruscha and Bernd and Hilla Becher, and uses them to cast a critical eye on the bleak architecture of sprawling American development. His exhibition “Residential Facades,” on display at Institute 193 in the summer of 2010, explored the stark suburban aesthetic of street-oriented facades without doors or windows. The accompanying publication can be purchased here.
Shaffer received his MFA at the University of Kentucky in 2010, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas.
The opening reception at PLUG Projects will be held Friday, November 18 from 6-9 PM. The exhibit will remain on display until January 7.