Thursday, 15 December 2011

PIN UP @ Mercer Union

December 15, 2011 - December 17, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday 15 December, 7 PM
Where: Mercer Union at 1286 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

Front Gallery: A Fundraising Sale of Limited Edition Posters by Artists
Back Gallery: Archival Show of posters from the collection of Michael Parke-Taylor

"It's that time of year again... Mercer Union is offering fine art at street prices! Limited edition posters by artists, each available for just $75, are hot off the press just in time for the holiday season. No nudes but other good things to make the eyes pop: optical tricks, word games, and slick design concepts. Like the best guerrilla advertising, these gift-worthy posters will fill our walls and disappear just as fast. Mark your calendars now – the show is up for three days only!

Posters will be available in limited editions of 5 at $75 each. All sales support Mercer Union's exhibitions and public programs. For more information, click here.

Running alongside the new works selected for PIN UP, Mercer Union will feature a special exhibition of Toronto gig posters drawn from Michael Parke-Taylor's extensive collection. This show provides a rare opportunity to peak into the former AGO Curator of Modern Art's personal archive of paste-up print design. The selection offers an eclectic index of posters for famous and not-so-famous musical acts who have performed in Toronto over the last fifteen years."

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