Retro illustrator’s work on display

Gallery Forty-Two recently announced that works by Indianapolis-based retro-style illustrator Shannon Stamey will be shown at the gallery.

Stamey, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, is an illustrator whose works are inspired by the aesthetics of the Golden Age — including the artists, photographers, films and illustrators of the period.

Stamey uses aging techniques and weathering processes to make the pieces look aged. His depictions put realistic characters in surrealistic situations and environments, creating one-image stories, according to a statement from the gallery.

The gallery will offer both original works as well as limited-edition reproductions of Stamey’s artwork. Each print is hand-antiqued by the artist, undergoing a tedious process of tea-staining and methodic creasing, tearing and sanding to mimic the textures of old newspapers and books.

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The gallery at 42 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, is owned by Jim and Linda Hunter of Trafalgar.

— Staff reports