Oliver Stokes Hughes: Dark Matter

Oliver Stokes Hughes will present his first exhibition Dark Matter with Sheffer Gallery, to open on Tuesday December 11. The show will feature fourteen etchings and one bronze sculpture, an exciting first display for the artist whose work surveys the phenomena of natural landscapes, skyscapes and the psychological imagery of illusions and empty rooms. Director of Sheffer Gallery says that Stokes Hughes’ art has a “fascinating psychological resonance, using images familiar to all of us with amazing technical skill.”Oliver Stokes Hughes

Working from an etching studio he set up in his family home, Dark Matter is the artist’s first body of completed etchings. “I heated the plates in the oven, sprayed the aquatint in the garage and etched the plates in acid baths set up underneath the veranda wedged between the uprights and the hot water boiler,” he says.

Dark Matter by Oliver Stokes Hughes will open on Tuesday December 11 from 6-8pm, running until December 22. Don’t miss this display of mature work by a talented up-and-comer on the Australian art scene.

Sheffer Gallery
December 11 to 22, 2012
Opening Tuesday December 11 (6-8pm)

Images: 1) The Merchant, 2012, etching and aquatint on Velin Arches 300gsm, edition of 20, 300 x 450mm, paper: 440 x 610mm
2) The Spiritualist, 2012, etching and aquatint on Velin Arches 300gsm, edition of 20, 450 x 300mm, paper: 590 x 460mm

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