30 July 2021 – SHAG January 13 2020
Outré Gallery Fitzroy
30 July – 22 August 2021
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Painter, illustrator and designer Josh Agle (a.k.a. Shag) is the master of sharp, swinging lounge aesthetic that embraces illustrative finesse, flat perspective, and the type of subtle humour that has become synonymous with Shag's work. It is a celebration of consumerism through characters who smoke, drink and socialise in fantasy settings. His works are visually influenced by avant-garde animation of the early fifties and sixties, as well as generic advertising art of the same era – such as sci-fi pulp art and sixties clip art.
Outré Gallery have been proudly representing Shag almost 20 years, and he has visited Australia numerous times exhibiting with Outré. Outré has published a number of Shag book titles and many limited edition Shag prints exclusively over the years.
Read our interview with Shag from his 2017 show to learn more about the artist.