Framewerk Gallery, Upper Newtownards Road
12th – 17th March: 10.00am – 5.00pm
A solo exhibition by Stephen Millar.
For ‘Cad é faoi na hoibrí?’ Belfast based visual artist Stephen Millar focused on feminism and language and held conversations with different sitters, identifying as feminist, to create a series of paintings. The paintings act as portraits or memories of the conversation. The conversations took place in various locations at the discretion of the sitter such as pubs, cafés and even a football match. The theme of conversation was dictated by the sitter. The paintings act as an attempt to retell the story. Through image and text, the work illustrates the broad range of subjects covered, which include feminism, Irish language, politics, humour and aesthetics. The sitters come from a range of backgrounds including a journalist, a curator and bee keeper.
Stephen specialises in painting and illustration. Somewhere between abstraction and caricature, his work makes use of the interplay between image and text, often for satirical ends. Colour and texture are also important. The composition of a piece is often an unconscious response to the depiction or manipulation of events in the media. The result may be bleakly comic or unsettling.
For more information on Stephen’s work, visit stephenmillarart.com
An exhibition launch with drinks reception and artist talk will take place on Monday 12th March at 7pm.