STALLMAN at LRFA Houston

Laura Rathe Fine Art announces an upcoming solo exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist duo, Stallman Studio. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, February 22nd from 6-9pm at their 2707 Colquitt Street Gallery.

 

Artists Stephen Strum and Jason Hallman, working jointly as Stallman Studio, merge talent and vision to redefine the traditional model of painting. Together, by combining painting and sculpture, the duo has pioneered a new technique, forming a body of work dubbed “Canvas on Edge”. In these groundbreaking works, hand cut canvas strips are meticulously twisted into dynamic compositions, each as unique as the organic cellular models that inspired them. While the duo’s craftsmanship is unmatched, their magnificent use of color is what steals the show, combining hues that flow naturally together to create incredibly soft, yet powerful gradients that undulate with the light. The cut edge of the canvas creates an elevated line drawing that never ceases or breaks, allowing the eye to explore in an almost hypnotic state. The end result is a kaleidoscope-like maze, equal part curve and color, that comes alive as the viewer ambulates. 

 

In their newest body of work, the duo exhibits an unprecedented mastery of their technique, wherein the complexity and density of the wrapped canvas reaches an unprecedented level. Creating in tandem, the pair turns ordinary into extraordinary, finding success globally as their work continues to grow and evolve.

 

This solo exhibition will be on display through March 28th, 2020.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

The Pacific Northwest based artistic duo, Stephen Strum and Jason Hallman, under the collective name Stallman, continues to develop their pioneering technique of paint on canvas, creating a series of mesmerizing sculptures. Their technique molds painted strips of canvas into compositions that shift in color and form depending on the viewer’s perspective. The pair has personified the unity of their collaboration into their canvases, inherently dissolving the boundaries between self and other. The collection holds complex emotional narratives in which it explores the notion of union. Stallman define the aspects of their project as follows: “Our union of dynamic minds dissolves the boundaries of what is possible turning the ordinary into extraordinary”.

 

Represented across the States as well as internationally, Stallman have exhibited their work in such far-flung cities as New York, Seattle, Dubai, and Hong Kong. Recently awarded the Carol Duke Artist Award of Excellence from the Bellevue Art Museum ARTS fair, their work has also been featured in many publications, including Vanguard Seattle, My Modern Met, LUXE Interiors + Design, and Fahrenheit magazine.

Savage Kingdom, 2020

Stallman Studio

Savage Kingdom, 2020

Sculpted Canvas & Acrylic

60 x 60 in (152.40 x 152.40 cm)

Evolution In Consciousness, 2020

Stallman Studio

Evolution In Consciousness, 2020

Sculpted Canvas & Acrylic

60 x 60 in (152.40 x 152.40 cm)

Pool Of Gold, 2020

Stallman Studio

Pool Of Gold, 2020

Sculpted Canvas & Acrylic

42 x 72 in (106.68 x 182.88 cm)

Neon Chapel, 2020

Stallman Studio

Neon Chapel, 2020

Sculpted Canvas & Acrylic

42 x 78 in (106.68 x 198.12 cm)

A Day To Never Forget, 2020

Stallman Studio

A Day To Never Forget, 2020

Sculpted Canvas & Acrylic

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

Unbelievable Things, 2020

Stallman Studio

Unbelievable Things, 2020

Sculpted Canvas & Acrylic

42 x 72 in (106.68 x 182.88 cm)

Smoke and Mirrors, 2020

Stallman Studio

Smoke and Mirrors, 2020

Sculpted Canvas & Acrylic

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

A Night To Never Forget, 2020

Stallman Studio

A Night To Never Forget, 2020

Sculpted Canvas & Acrylic

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

Tropical Dreaming, 2020

Stallman Studio

Tropical Dreaming, 2020

Sculpted Canvas & Acrylic

60 x 60 in (152.40 x 152.40 cm)

Harmonic Convergence, 2020

Stallman Studio

Harmonic Convergence, 2020

Sculpted Canvas & Acrylic

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Into The Wild Blue I & II, 2020

Stallman Studio

Into The Wild Blue I & II, 2020

Sculpted Canvas & Acrylic

48 x 84 in (121.92 x 213.36 cm)

Lamplighter I & II, 2020

Stallman Studio

Lamplighter I & II, 2020

Sculpted Canvas & Acrylic

48 x 72 in (121.92 x 182.88 cm)