MANIFEST, works by Stev'nn Hall

MANIFEST: works by Stev'nn Hall

“The last collection of works by Toronto-based multimedia artist Stev'nn Hall that I stared down was a series of portraits of sexy tough guys who looked like they had just attended their first, and not very successful, mixed martial arts class. Simultaneously confrontational and seductive, the works required you to either glare back or walk away. And, they sold better than porn. “

R.M Vaughan/Globe and Mail

In MANIFEST, his latest collection of works currently on display at Pentimento Fine Art Gallery, Toronto Artist Stev'nn Hall continues with his series of portraits of men initially explored in his show, WOUNDED. While the subject matter may be the same the works have taken on a more impressionistic tone. His exploration of light color and texture continue to broaden the works to a new level of maturity. The undeniable masculinity of his subjects is tempered by their battered, bruised or bleeding countenances. The work is skilled, sexual and cutting edge. The men are handsome, introspective and unflinching. The exhibition opens on March 1, 2012, with the vernissage on Thursday March 8, 2012 from 6-9 pm. It runs through to March 25, 2012.

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