Lone Goat Gallery presents a joint exhibtion by Mary Baptist and Lee Ralph.
OPENING 6 PM – 8 PM FRIDAY JUNE 14 2019
Exhibition runs from June 14 - July 10 2019.
Marty Baptist’s paintings are a mix of astute observations and out loud thoughts. The work has a dark sense of humour that he matches off against the everyday. Baptist's imagery ranges from oblique pop culture references, to loose figurative observations.
Baptist's use of text gives the work another dimension of overture often at times making it hard to understand whether his remarks are made honestly or in jest.
His work questions how we live our daily lives - often stating the obvious he creates an air of uncertainty around the simplest of things.
Baptist's work has been featured nationally and internationally. On a commercial level he has been commissioned to work on such labels as Krooked Skateboards (U.S.A), Cliché (France), Huffer (New Zealand), Misfit and Paramount Hotel (Australia).
Baptist's work is held in numerous private and institutional collections
Lee Ralph is a contemporary Maori artist from the Te Rarawa tribe of New Zealand’s' far north.
Carving has been the major focus of his work and Lee works in a number of mediums creating sculptures made from hard woods, MDF, guitars, bone, coral, pumice, wax, plaster of Paris, Punga, skateboards and anything else that comes to hand.
Lee has been developing an interest in painting using mainly recycled materials to produce works expressing his social and political views and spreading the tiki love.
He has a wide and diverse body of work producing sculptures and murals for public spaces, graphic design for footwear, clothing and skateboard design.
Lee has participated in exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.