Steve Lopes: Far From Here - Art Collector

Stephen Lopes, Fossil Bay. Oil on canvas 40 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and Colville Gallery.

Steve Lopes’s latest show, at Colville Gallery, was created well outside his comfort zone and far from home. Unfamiliar studios in foreign lands, busy city streets and sometimes inhospitable landscapes challenged the artist’s practice.

The results are a highly sensuous and visceral journey through a poetic world where strange landscapes and figures are transformed into something special through paint.

A celebrated figurative painter with work in the National Gallery collection, Lopes was raised in Sydney in a migrant family who for generations were fishermen and land workers on the volcanic Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily. This latest show plots a course through lands both foreign and familiar, inspired by family history and the artist’s view of the landscape as a vehicle for investigating human existence.

Exhibition opens: 5.30pm-7.30pm, Friday 16 June 2017
Exhibition closes: 2 July 2017
Location: Colville Gallery 91 Salamanca Place Hobart Tasmania 7000
Contact: +64 9 303 4290
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