Announcing “JET” by Stephen Ives
Posted by: KOAN
The best way to describe the process by which Stephen Ives thinks and works is to use the French word bricolage (a construction made of whatever materials are at hand; something created from a variety of available things), his work is entirely immersed in this concept. Ideas are distilled from an experiential, mental, historical and cultural grab bag and constructed from a hyper Lego pile of toys, scrap, junk and purpose bought materials that fill his studio.
On Friday the 3rd of August Backwoods Gallery will be launching a new collection of work by Stephen titled JET, consisting of a collection of sculptures and original pieces founded in the depth of the multi-linier imagination of one of Melbournes most talented artists.