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Travis Hanmer is a multi-media artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. He recieved his BFA from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA, in 1997. Since graduating Hanmer has exhibtied at University of Maine, Framington, ME; Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI; Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ; Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME; Opensource, Urbana Champaigne, IL; Tilt Gallery and Project Space, Portland, OR; among other galleries and public spaces throughout the United States, as well as Sarai Media Lab, New Delhi, India. He often collaborates with artist Dana Hanmer on various projects and exhibtions.
Most recently, Hanmer has been working on an ongoing project called The iGEAR series. For this project he writes, "The iGEAR series is an ongoing multi media project, in which I explore isolation as a social event. I am using elements of fashion, graphic design and sports in this work to create a pseudo-consumer product called iGEAR - Personal Isolation Equipment. The isolation pod can be seen as a personal architecture unit, combining a contemporary need for personal expression through consumer objects with classic Modernist concepts of social isolation created by this same consumer culture. By masquerading as a consumer product, the project is able to articulate and commodify the isolating nature of the culture it mimics."
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