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Photo – Amber Creswell Bell.

'Today We Escape' With Stephen Baker

Sally Tabart
13th September, 2018

A new exhibition of paintings and the first-ever sculptures from the celebrated Melbourne artist.

In his first solo show in Sydney, Today We Escape, Stephen Baker’s latest body of work follows his trademark geometric forms, exploring the underlying theme of escapism using minimally conceived landscapes and the female form. Stripped of their surroundings, Stephen’s figures crouch, reach, and lean, subtle gestures and positioning providing a surprising amount of insight to the mood and context of their environments where materialistic ornamentation is removed.

In addition to the painted works of varying scales in Today We Escape, Stephen also presents a small range of minimal bronze sculptures – a first for the artist – taking his figures off the wall and into the world. Moving into physical form seems like natural progression for the artist, whose signature outlined figures beg to ‘escape’ from the canvas take up three dimensional space.

Held at Saint Cloche gallery, an evolving art and concept space in Paddington, the exhibition has been curated and presented by Amber Creswell Bell.

You can view the exhibition catalogue here, and all exhibition enquiries, please contact curator Amber Creswell Bell at

Stephen Baker
Today We Escape
September 12th–22nd
Saint Cloche Gallery
37 MacDonald Street
Paddington, New South Wales

Sally Tabart
13th September, 2018

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