Collaborative drawing as a collective: What is the Four-footed Fellows Correspondence Club?

Travis Head 

The Four-footed Fellows Correspondence Club is an artist collective comprised of members Travis Head, David Dunlap, Zach Stensen, and Josh Black.  Formed as a letter-writing project in 2007, the group has evolved into a collaborative practice centered on drawing, object-making, and installation. Over the past five years the collective has worked to develop a visual lexicon, which at its root serves as an ongoing dialogue between members, while also chronicling the group history. Since the Fellows are no longer anchored in a central location, their reconvening often takes place in the context of a project or exhibition, and the subsequent work is imbued with a personal iconography that explores themes of wayfaring, history, and friendship.  In this presentation I’ll discuss the formation of our collective and share several recent projects.



Travis Head, Assistant Professor, School of Visual Arts (SOVA)Travis Head is Chair of the Studio Program and Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Arts (SOVA).  His work is included in the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program and his drawings and artist’s books have been exhibited throughout the United States.  Head has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Ox-Bow, Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and he is a 2015 recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a BA from the University of Mary Washington.