Illustrator to discuss his work in Indy gallery

Gallery Forty-Two in Indianapolis will host a reception for local illustrator Shannon Stamey on Friday.

Stamey will discuss his work, processes and inspiration. He will also be working on his latest piece, “Autumn.”

The reception will be 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 42 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. The gallery is owned by Jim and Linda Hunter of Trafalgar.

Stamey’s work is inspired by vintage techniques and artistic periods, including the Golden Age. Stamey’s creations place realistic-looking characters in surrealistic situations and environments, evoking a sense of fairy tale-like stories in the pictures. He makes each piece look antiquated, using aging and weathering processes, according to a statement from the gallery.

Gallery Forty-Two currently offers both original works as well as limited edition reproductions of Stamey’s artwork.