Fred Stonehouse: The Promise of Distant Things
September 26, 2015–January 17, 2016
Fred Stonehouse, Marschmeister, Acrylic on panel, 2011, Lent by the Collection of Geoffrey Yeomans and Bruce McKeefry
Already Gone, 2001, Acrylic on panel, Lent by Josh and Katie Howard
Fred Stonehouse’s paintings are instantly recognizable. Each caricature-cum-dreamscape is simultaneously maudlin, whimsical, shocking but distinctly Stonehouse-esque. Stonehouse’s work puzzles and intrigues and is not easy, but that is because his mind is like a big sponge wrapped in sticky flypaper. All manner of disparate people, places, artwork, literature, and experiences get stuck in his brain and are absorbed and tumbled around in his dreams. Then they find form in his paintings. The Promise of Distant Things
is a major retrospective of Stonehouse’s work, taking visitors into the artist’s psyche and asking them to share their own surreal subconscious stories with the world.
Meet the Artist
Saturday, November 14 | 10:00-12:00
Fred will be at MOWA during Bloomin' Holidaze
to sign copies of his newest publication.
Enjoy the Book
Snag a souvenir from Fred Stonehouse: The Promise of Distant Things
. Pick up a copy of the full-color exhibition catalogue, featuring stunningly Surrealist works from the show in the MOWA Shop during Bloomin’ Holidaze.
Download a FREE digital copy