Photography Exhibition: “Two/ Peace/ & Smile”

Holly Bynoe (ARC magazine) recently announced “Two/ Peace/ & Smile: The Photography of Traveon A. House,” which opens at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts on Friday, January 20, 2012. Presented in the CMCArts lower gallery, a public reception will be held from 5:00 – 8:00pm. The exhibit will be displayed through February 25. The Center is located at 10 Strand Street in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Description: Traveon House describes his work as totally into the “Pretty/Dirty” art movement. He capitalizes on the aesthetic that St. Croix provides when a toppled building sits on the same street as premiere art galleries and housing developments sit directly adjacent to the oceanfront. St. Croix seems the perfect balance of beauty, culture, history and forgotten monuments for Mr. House’s work. The exhibit will feature 20 of his photographic creations.

Traveon House is a freelance graphic artist who was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. He attended Otis College of Art + Design, earning a BA in Graphic Arts. He started studying photography as a sideline initially. In his design program, he was required to take a fine art, and he chose the easiest alternative at the time: photography. He moved to St. Croix in the winter of 2010 and was immediately struck with how ingrained the artist culture is on the island. “For me, photography has become a life-long project of passion. Design is my crutch. It offers me resistance. Photography, I approach as organically as one would listen to their favorite song. It’s the area of my artistic practice that is comfortable and less demanding. I have absolutely no rush to get to a point of contentment with photography. Process will dictate that level of mastery.”

For more information, you may call the museum at (340) 772-2622 or visit

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