The paintings are phantasmagorical , a cacophony of masks, dolls, toys and human form piled high in a balancing act that leads the anticipating viewers eye across the vivid terrain of textures of fur, plastic, velvet, skin and hair .
The colours are luminous , the forms glow from within as they make their statement on the stark white background which is a strong feature through the whole series.
The relationships between the objects have their own narrative , that is humorous, dark, and intricate, that we as the viewer are teased to tell for ourselves.
This show is a culmination of many themes and ideas that Stockdale has been working on for a number years and here in Strange Archipelago they are all turned up to full volume to really sing a brilliant song that leaves one wanting an encore!!
A Must see at
Helen Gory Galerie, 25 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran VIC 3181 UNTIL JUNE 12th