Lee McConnell

Hypnagogic Tableau

July 12 - August 6 2019

Lee McConnell  Answers 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Answers, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

160h x 290w cm

LMCC002

A$ 3,300.00

Lee McConnell  Conversation Too Long, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Conversation Too Long, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

121h x 182w cm

LMCC009

A$ 1,500.00

Lee McConnell  Into Action, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Into Action, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

121h x 182w cm

LMCC008

A$ 1,500.00

Lee McConnell  Sunny Side A, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Sunny Side A, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

152h x 121w cm

LMCC015

A$ 1,500.00

Lee McConnell  Listen & Learn, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Listen & Learn, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

152h x 121w cm

LMCC004

A$ 1,200.00

Lee McConnell  Good Dream, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Good Dream, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

152h x 121w cm

LMCC006

A$ 1,200.00

Lee McConnell  Think Harder, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Think Harder, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

152h x 121w cm

LMCC005

A$ 1,200.00

Lee McConnell  Hypnagogic Tableau, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Hypnagogic Tableau, 2019

Giclee print on Ilford Fine Art paper

59h x 42w cm

LMCC010
Edition of 20
$220

Lee McConnell  With the Lot, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

With the Lot, 2019

Giclee print on Ilford Fine Art paper

59h x 42w cm

LMCC011
Edition of 5
$180

Lee McConnell  Meet Ya in the Bunny Head, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Meet Ya in the Bunny Head, 2019

Giclee print on Ilford Fine Art paper

59h x 42w cm

LMCC012
Edition of 5
$180

Lee McConnell  New World Order, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

New World Order, 2019

Giclee print on Ilford Fine Art paper

59h x 42w cm
LMCC013
Edition of 5
$180

Lee McConnell  Paint it Black, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Paint it Black, 2019

Girl

59h x 42w cm

LMCC014
Edition of 5
$180

Lee McConnell  A TV Never Watched You 2019 Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

A TV Never Watched You, 2019

Mixed media

90h x 60w x 50d cm

LMCC001

A$ 1,200.00

Lee McConnell  Egg on A Turntable, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Egg on A Turntable, 2019

Mixed media

LMCC003

A$ 1,200.00

Lee McConnell  Incommodious, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Incommodious, 2019

Mixed media

90h x 60w x 50d cm

LMCC007

A$ 1,200.00

Lee McConnell  Let it Out Before it’s Over, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Let it Out Before it’s Over, 2019

Mixed media

70h x 15w x 15d cm

LMCC020

A$ 550.00

Lee McConnell  Dune Rats - No Plans, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Dune Rats - No Plans, 2019

Giclee print on Ilford Fine Art paper

55h x 55w cm

LMCC016
NFS

Lee McConnell  DZ Deathrays - Positive Rising Part 1, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

DZ Deathrays - Positive Rising Part 1, 2019

Giclee print on Ilford Fine Art paper

55h x 55w cm
LMCC017
NFS

Lee McConnell  Jack River - Sugar Mountain Deluxe, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Jack River - Sugar Mountain Deluxe, 2019

Giclee print on Ilford Fine Art paper

55h x 55w cm
LMCC018
NFS

Lee McConnell  Splendour In the Grass 2019, 2019  Lone Goat Gallery

Lee McConnell

Splendour In the Grass 2019, 2019

Giclee print on Ilford Fine Art paper

84h x 59w cm

LMCC019
NFS

Hypnagogic Tableau takes a look through a lucid window of space between consciousness and unconsciousness, past and present, technology and nature, and allowing you to experience all the sensory freedom that comes with that space. The show will feature plays on light, painting, installations and video work. Hypnagogocic Tableau is Lee McConnell's first solo exhibtion.

WOK & ROLL
Words by Vaughan Blakey

As a kid Lee McConnell had a dream to one day leave his home in Forster and move to the big smoke of Sydney to work in a Chinese Restaurant. And at the tender age of 18 he did just that. And like most kids who reach their dream of working in a Chinese Restaurant too early Lee soon became disenchanted with the endless frying of spring rolls, the infuriating mess left on pristine white table cloths by San Chow Boy and the overwhelming pointlessness of life in general. 

Then one day whilst sitting upon a floral settee immersed in plumes of grey and blue, Lee picked up a pencil and began to draw and it was in that very moment The Happy Garden Wok House lost its most valuable employee and a new dream began to take shape. Within weeks Lee had rediscovered his lost passion for art (Did I tell you he loved to draw Batman as a three-year-old? Well… he did). 

Lee was quickly hired as an illustrator at surf/art powerhouse Mambo, joining an impressive alumni of creative game changers including Reg Mombassa, Jeff Raglus, Bob Moore, Paul McNeil (to name a few). Six years later he was art director of the entire company. Such was his froth that even when he wasn’t drawing, he was still drawing, moonlighting as an album cover and gig poster designer for his buddies Dune Rats and DZ Deathrays, as well as for his home town music fezzy Grow Your Own. 

It’s fair to say that in the years since leaving Mambo, Lee has gone on to become one of the most recognised rock and roll artists in Australia and he was the obvious choice to create the visual landscape for the 2019 Splendour in the Grass Music & Arts Festival. His goal? “To share the worlds from my dreams and venture into dimensions that might exist somewhere else in the universe,” he says, which might be about the most Splendour thing anybody has said ever. 

Lee’s alternative realities are a digital decoupage of past and present, nature and technology, and he uses mediums both traditional and experimental. His exhibition ‘HYPNAGOGIC TABLEAU’ at Lone Goat gallery (check it out in Byron July 12 - August 6) will feature plays on light, painting, installations and video work, while for SITG his poster art and entrance tunnel will challenge his audience to leave their preconceptions at the door to allow for a mind-altering artgasm. 

This is about being in the moment with the music and the art of the festival, about being lucid in that window of space between consciousness and unconsciousness and allowing yourself to experience all the sensory freedom that comes with that space,” adds Lee, trumping his earlier most-Splendour-statement-ever.