Opening October 20th - https://www.facebook.com/events/1625838707706474/
Acclaimed Toronto-based visual artist Steven Chmilar (Best in Show, 2012Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition) debuts his series of fake advertisements at the Black Cat Gallery!
Each 6" x 6" fake advertisement is an individually framed original artwork on paper available for the first time. Sculptures that depict a few of the products featured in the ads will round out the show.
“To create the ads in this series, I take on the mindset of an oddball advertising executive between jobs who has to find a way to sell an attic full of random junk by tricky re-branding,” says Chmilar.
More than just an excuse to use up all those exclamation points he has laying around, Chmilar’s fake advertisements range from the slightly absurd to cleverly conceived social commentary and are stunningly depicted in intricate detail. Many of them are based on quirky-sounding word combinations and all of them are inspired by his disbelief that a multi-billion dollar ad industry based on psychological persuasion still exists.
Exhibit runs October 20 - November 2
*OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION*
Thursday, October 20th - 7pm-10pm
Black Cat - Artspace
2186 Dundas St. W.
See more of Chmilar's work at:
Steve Chmilar's Painted World