Encountered – New book available to order


‘Steve Lopes’ work is enormously diverse in imagery and content. It is a celebration of the enduring spirit of humanity and the power of connection.’ Anne Ryan, senior curator AGNSW

Steve Lopes Encountered was a survey exhibition of over 80 paintings from 2003 to 2021. It recently showed at the S.H. Ervin Gallery, and at the Orange Regional Gallery. A new book accompanying the exhibition is available from the galleries’ stores for $35.

Steve Lopes is a Sydney-based painter known for his figurative landscapes. He often works en plein air, painting vignettes of places that are used as references for large-scale studio works.

Curated by Kon Gouriotis, the exhibition considered how the artist reflects on our age of complexity, volatility and crisis through thematic narratives of migration and place, of the body on the land and the land without body. The emergence of voids, barriers and paths that appear and reappear play an important role in Lopes’ work, and provide insights into his philosophy regarding representation and the social and art context through which his scenes of harshness and kindness emerge.

Book available for $35 from S.H. Ervin shop and Orange Regional Gallery.

or order directly at:   lopesstudio@gmail.com

Online: https://www.shervingallery.com.au/shop-books/

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