Sean Mahan / Liam Snootle / Stella Im Hultberg – 5 June 2020 January 26 2019
Outré Gallery Fitzroy
5 – 17 June 2020
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Sean Mahan is a social realist figurative painter who works with graphite and acrylic washes on wood to depict a sense of wonder about the innate warmth of the human character and its conflict with structures of power and control.
Sean has enjoyed creating cover artwork for the bands: Twelve Hour Turn, Floor, Daitro, Dauntless Elite, Jets vs. Sharks, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Beat Buttons, North Lincoln, Fires, Del Cielo, The Gifthorse, Mouthbreather, Senders, Little League, Back Pocket, Small Talk, Solid Pony, La Peche, Low Pines, Between Two Waves, Verde, Kids on Bikes, and more.
Read our interview with Sean to learn more about his art practice.
STELLA IM HULTBERG
Stella Im Hultberg was born in South Korea, raised in Seoul, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and later in California. She studied Industrial Design and worked as a product designer before serendipitously falling into the art world in late 2005.
When not painting or drawing, she likes to eat, ride her bicycle, and play the New York Times crossword puzzle.
After a decade in NYC, she now lives (and works) in Portland OR with her daughter and husband.
Read our interview with Stella to learn more about her art practice.
Liam Snootle is a self-taught visual artist with a background in Mathematics and graffiti working in Melbourne, Australia. Predominantly working with painting and urban installation pieces, Snootle’s work can be categorised as a visual response to sound or in contrast an attempt at creating an aural experience via visual stimulus.
Influenced heavily by East Coast American alternative music of the 80’s and 90’s, Snootle is interested in the combination of colour and shape and how these are able to trigger an emotional response in the viewer. Often painting representations of his interpretation of punk songs.
Using a language of shapes as his alphabet he encourages the viewer to allow the work to recall a memory, a sound, an idea or a thought previously experienced and provide time to contemplate and celebrate that moment.
Read our interview with Liam to learn more about his art practice.