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Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, presents the exhibition, ‘Iconic Patterns,’
featuring new works by acclaimed artist duo, Stallman, and contemporary mixed media artist,
Robert Mars, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 18th from 5-8pm. Stallman and
Mars will also be giving an artist talk beginning at 6:45pm.

Though their work differs greatly in terms of technique, subject, and medium, Stallman and Mars
share an interest in creating dynamic compositions that incorporate energetic forms, patterns,
and colors. LRFA’s first exhibition featuring the work of Robert Mars, ‘Iconic Patterns,’ will be on view
through December 30, 2017.


Based in the Pacific Northwest, artists Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman (collectively known as
Stallman) meld their creative energies to produce mesmerizing works that fall somewhere between
the categories of painting and sculpture. Since 2012, they have collaborated on their Canvas on
Edge series, which molds painted strips of canvas into compositions that shift in color and form
depending on the viewer’s perspective. The strips’ painted edges gather to create elevated line
drawings that recall cellular processes and organic forms drawn from nature.
Represented in five states, Stallman have exhibited their work in such far-flung cities as New York,
Seattle, Chicago, Miami, and Laguna Beach, California. Recently awarded the Carol Duke Artist
Award of Excellence from the Bellevue Art Museum ARTSfair, their work has also been featured in
many publications, including Vanguard Seattle, My Modern Met, LUXE Interiors + Design, and
Fahrenheit magazine.


Robert Mars’s mixed media works layer vintage paper ephemera, acrylic polymer image transfers,
and hand-painted elements to reveal striking contemporary visions of America’s past. Chronicling
the artist’s fascination with 50s and 60s American iconography, Mars’s work depicts popular
consumer goods and architectural and mechanical icons of the era, alongside striking portraits of
bygone celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Audrey Hepburn. Mars’s careful
manipulation of color, text, and symbol transform these age-old icons into images that resonate
with renewed contemporary vitality.

A graduate of Parsons School of Design and currently based in Connecticut, Robert Mars has
exhibited his work worldwide in such cities as Munich, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London, New York, Los
Angeles, and Paris. In 2016 the Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana hosted a solo exhibition of his
work, which is also permanently held in the collections of the Coral Springs Museum of Art, the
International Museum of Collage, and the New Bedford Art Museum.
Stallman Studio, Through the Looking Glass,
sculpted canvas & acrylic, 48h x 48w in
'Iconic Patterns’
Robert Mars, When You Whispered, mixed
media & resin on panel, 50d in