UPCOMING EXHIBITION | Steve Lopes 'Island of Mistfits' 7th June - 1st July

Published on 22 May 2017 8:52:00 AM

Steve Lopes creates a mysterious world of poetic landscapes inhabited by curious figures for his latest show, Island of Misfits which opens at Mitchell Fine Art on Friday June 9th.

Steve Lopes Brisbane Art Exhibition
Steve Lopes Brisbane Art Exhibition Steve Lopes 'Sky Above' 130 x 180cm, oil on canvas, 2017

Reflecting his long fascination with migration and colonialism – particularly in the Antipodes – his paintings are testament to resilience in the face of change and people’s ability to cope with unfamiliar territories. In these paintings lopes reimagines mysterious figures, strange creatures and brooding landscapes that seem to reveal the truer deeper selves of these settler’s fantasies, desires and hidden dreams.

Lopes has consistently attracted the attention of critics and collectors with his rich subject matter. His distinctive works are evidence of a large investment of labour and skill, which has made them readily recognisable and highly collectable.

Steve Lopes Brisbane Art ExhibitionSteve Lopes 'Island of Misfits' study II, Size: 34 x 47cm oil on board

His work is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra.

'Island of Misfits' opens at Mitchell Fine Art on Friday 9th June at 6pm with Steve Lopes in attendance.

Steve will present an Artist Talk on Saturday 10th June from 2pmThis is a wonderful opportunity for art lovers to join Steve as he discusses the inspiration and technique of his artistic practice and life.

Need to Know:

OPENING NIGHT: Friday June 9th, 6 - 8pm with Steve Lopes in attendance.
ARTIST TALK: Saturday June 10th, 2pm 
EXHIBITION DATES: 9th June - 1st July

To view exhibition please click here.

All events are free.


Opening Friday 9th June, Steve Lopes exhibition ‘Island of Misfits'.

 Congratulations to Margaret Loy Pula on her selection as a finalist in the 2017 Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize.


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