Stephen Bird: Rogue Heroes - Art Collector

Stephen Bird, Big Ralph Walks Again 2017. Glazed stoneware, 51 x 21 x 23cm. Courtesy of The Artist and Gould Galleries, Melbourne.

Stephen Bird is principally known for his celebrated and transgressive ceramic work, but it is less known that Bird originally trained as a painter and spent a decade pushing the boundaries of that medium before he began working with clay in the late 1990’s. The works in Rogue Heroes deal with times of transition and echo the works made by Picasso in his ‘Rose Period’ where portraits and landscapes featured ‘the outcast and the picaresque.’ In a similar fashion, Bird’s figures remain detached but self-contained, they are equally an expression of new found and profound independence

Exhibition Opens: 6pm - 8pm, Thursday 16 November 2017
Exhibition Closes: 9 December 2017
Location: Gould Galleries, 270 Toorak Road, South Yarra, VIC 3141
Contact: 03 9827 8482
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