STEPHANIE HESS: Kaleidoscope

2 - 25 September 2021

“A celebration of those small moments that for a brief time are all-absorbing, suspending all else around. Whatever the bigger picture may be, there is joy in the little things”.  

Solomon Fine Art is truly delighted to host an exhibition of new works in bronze by the popular and hugely talented sculptor Stephanie Hess. This will be Hess’s second and much anticipated solo exhibition with the gallery and will feature her distinctive and exquisitely patinated animals; each one characterful and brimming with whimsy, playfulness and humour.  

 

Created during a year of lock-downs Hess describes the works in this exhibition as “a celebration of those small moments that for a brief time are all-absorbing, suspending all else around. Whatever the bigger picture may be, there is joy in the little things”.  Among these creatures “ living a happy moment of absorption in the Now” we encounter a bull pausing along his journey to enjoy the scent of a flower, a pair of rabbits watching the night sky and a horse enchanted by a butterfly that has landed on his nose.

 

Stephanie Hess was born in Singapore. After pursuing a degree in Art History at Trinity College Dublin, Hess lived widely throughout Europe and the US before settling in South Africa. This period saw her explore ceramics and sculpture successfully under the tutelage of both national and international artists. She cites a bronze-casting course of 2003 as an exhilarating introduction to the medium.