Stev'nn Hall - Solo exhibition
In this solo show at Muse gallery Stev’nn continues to focus on the rural landscapes of his Canadian home, or images of flowers he photographs in and around his studio. This collision of photography and painting imbues the work with a nostalgic, surreal and impressionistic style. The pieces are built from images shot with a 35mm camera, and feature gestures on the surface in the mediums of acrylic, ink, and pastel. Like the old masters that Stev’nn emulates, he is able to direct the viewer across the surface of the picture with his control of the tones, colour and design. His painting and mark making serve as a complement to the landscapes and other imagery simultaneously pushing the underlying photograph to appear more like a painting.
Stev’nn Hall grew up in rural Ontario juggling with a 35mm camera in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. He studied film, painting, and photography at Concordia University in Montreal and continues to draw influences from these disciplines. He worked as the director of a non-profit film co-op, as well as a director of indie music videos and as an international award-winning television promo producer.