Grinning clouds, rainbow snakes, levitating skeletons, lush forest floors and luminous moons populate Jeremy Shockley’s universe in the solo exhibition Travelers. Twenty three small-scale canvases, ranging from 20 x 25 cm to 121 x 91cm in size, presents a surreal and magical dimension just beyond. In several works, a stage curtain, partially open, operates as passageway to this dimension, in other works, a ladder invites you to enter the clouds. Painted with masterful finesse, the oil paintings have a meditative quality, inviting the viewer to travel with them, to wander in spirit. Many of the works have an air of bittersweet melancholy, of longing simultaneously for departure and return. In A Long Lost Kinship, 2019, oil on canvas, 28 x 36 cm, a serpent reaches from the earth and into the universe to embrace the moon with affection. On a full moon lit beach, a wooden ladder stretches into a cloud, a small circular entryway invites you into That Peaceful Place, 2019, oil on canvas, 28 x 36 cm. A soft smiling ghost departs from its former earthly body in A Null And Void Year, 2019, oil on canvas, 28 x 36 cm, floating towards presumably better times. Otherworldly timeless tableaus – Travelers.