Gordon Stevenson, also known as Baron Von Fancy, moves candidly with an impressive amount of energy between mediums to experiment with concept, color and humor. A genuine creative his mediums are numerous and diverse. Whether he is painting, designing or collaborating with other artists, he engages a playful, sometimes mischievous and always clever approach.
Affirming all the things that make him a versatile artist, Stevenson’s signage works are probably the culmination of his work. A native New Yorker who admittedly finds inspiration everywhere, Stevenson laments that he rarely sees hand-painted signs in New York City anymore. Motivated as he is, Stevenson began making paintings and drawings in the style of classic hand painted signage. Using this traditional medium as his point of departure, Stevenson then applies pseudo-cliché, tongue-in-cheek, generally romantic aphorisms. Sometimes adoring, sometimes sarcastic, Stevenson’s paper banners make new again an oft-unrecognized and almost lost art form.
Stevenson has shown his work in a number of group and solo exhibitions, including Tripoli Gallery, Southhampton, NY, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho, RH Gallery, New York, 7Eleven Gallery, New York, Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York, and The American Standard Gallery, Miami.
Courtesy of Ochi Projects