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Steve Tierney — ‘BETWEEN’

Sydney artist Steve Tierney creates floating landscapes where figures interact amongst faces and words, dissected by buildings, machinery and everyday objects in a collage of images cut and pasted from magazines and advertising of the 50’s and 60’s. The use of a distinct cloud shape has become a repetitive feature and appears in most of his work, helping to place the juxtaposed shapes, faces and figures into a world they can live. Most of the works featured in his up-coming solo exhibition ‘Between’ were created while Tierney was living in Oaxaca, southern Mexico during 2014 and continue from a small series he produced for exhibition there titled ‘Máscaras’. A personal look at identity and self, presented through mixed media collages of abstract faces and scenes of distorted profiles...

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