Launch: Thursday 19 January 2023, 6–8pm Dates: 20 January – 18 February 2023 Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–2pm Friday, February 1, 2019, artist Stan Barnes went to
Launch: Thursday 19 January 2023, 6–8pm
Dates: 20 January – 18 February 2023
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–2pm
Friday, February 1, 2019, artist Stan Barnes went to the pub with some friends. Burgers were eaten, a song was ‘Shazamed’ and a daily occurrence began.
Stan heard a song playing in the pub that he liked. He didn’t have the Shazam phone app so couldn’t find out what the song was. Someone Shazamed it for him and someone set a notification in Stan’s phone to repeat every morning at 9am.
Davo Is Shazam
Every day since, Stan has taken a screen shot of the phone notification when it pops up, then texts it to his friend Davo.
For years, Stan Barnes has honed his stylised paintings, largely inspired by the designs and colour pallet of the VHS era and the 70s and 80s. But, Stan took audiences on a nostalgic trip back to the video rental store experience in Good Video, January, 2022. His first solo exhibition installation that saw an entire street front gallery turned in to a video shop.
As an artist, Stan has tried to push boundaries but with an ease of accessibility. Good Video was a great testament to that, focussed on nostalgia whilst being a primarily conceptual work.
Davo Is Shazam aims to continue to make art not only conceptual but relatable. It also has a very meticulous archival nature to it, something that fascinates the artist.
In recent years Stan has exhibited in groups shows around Tasmania and in Melbourne. A regular part of Monaista, Contemporary Arts Tasmania Members Show and Glenorchy Open Exhibition as well as his debut solo show being part of the Mona Foma 2022 program.
Davo Is Shazam is Stan Barnes’s second major solo exhibition.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moonah Arts Centre - Exhibit Space
23-27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009