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New Works of Travis Ivey

  • The FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel
    1100 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • February 16, 2019 to February 28, 2019
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 875-8000
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free admission, prices vary

This February the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, located at 1100 North Central Avenue, debuts a new exhibit by Travis Ivey, a master artist trained in representative painting. Ivey’s exhibit, titled New Works of Travis Ivey, will be unveiled on Friday, February 1 during an artist’s meet and greet from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. that evening in conjunction with the downtown’s First Friday Art Walk. The exhibit will remain on display in the Studio Gallery through Thursday, February 28.

Featuring upwards of 20 pieces of his works, this exhibit is very much a return to Ivey’s roots in art — and what first inspired his creativity — tape. “When I was younger, I really wanted to bring something totally different to the world of art,” he says of his use of tape at the onset of his artistic career.

Since then, Ivey has received formal art education and has become a representational painter with pieces that depict iconic areas of Arizona as well as in his home state of Wyoming. However, his love of working in the mixed media of tape has not changed. “I wanted to use more colors and different types of tape for this show,” he adds. The pieces displayed at the FOUND:RE during the February exhibit range from abstract-minimalist to intricately detailed collages that mimic the way he uses colors when painting.

Regulars of the FOUND:RE’s art shows may recognize Ivey’s work — his intricate “Infrastructure of a Boom Town” collage currently hangs behind the front desk at the hotel and Ivey was featured in the FOUND:RE’s inaugural art show upon first opening.

“Travis’ artwork has always captured my attention and the attention of our guests,” says Michael Oleskow, Cultural Curator for the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel. “We are looking forward to giving our art enthusiasts more of what he does best — intriguing the artists’ community with a cutting-edge approach to collage and representational art.”

For more information about FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and its ever-evolving art program, visit For regular updates, please follow along on social media, Facebook: FOUND:RE Phoenix, Twitter and Instagram: @foundrephx.

FOUND:RE Phoenix

1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Downtown Phoenix
Locally Owned
FOUND:RE Phoenix is a reinterpretation of the boutique art hotel concept. Instead of merely creating a museum or gallery-like environment by placing artwork throughout the hotel, the FOUND:RE expands…