The Life and Work of Art Chantry

My Name is Art

November 3 to December 6, 2008

  • Reception: November 6, 6-8 p.m.
  • Artist’s talk by Art Chantry at 7 p.m.
  • Music by Michael Power’ one man band “Gig Man’s Royal Blues Band”
  • Refreshments will be provided.

graphics by art chantryA must-see exhibit for anyone interested in pop culture, the music industry, and design ... “alternative” graphic design, poster imagery.

Luncheon and Lecture with Art Chantry
link to www.artchantry.parkland.eduArt Gallery Fundraiser - $25 per ticket
November 7th from 12 Noon to 2 p.m.
Please buy tickets in advance! Deadline for ticket reservations are Wednesday, November 5 at 5 p.m. For tickets, please call 217/351-2485 or visit the My Name is Art website. Chantry will provide an in-depth discussion about his work and life as an artist. A portion of each ticket sale will support the Parkland Art Gallery.

Represented by Philip Slein Gallery in Saint Louis, Art Chantry is often associated with the promotional materials he has designed for bands from the Seattle, Washington area. His exhibit at Parkland includes 50 original posters. Chantry’s work reveals a subversive side of graphic design that has been embraced by the advertising industry and continues to influence and define an alternative to high design. Like the do-it-yourself movement, his artistry pays tribute to the idea that you don’t need expensive advertising and equipment to make your message heard. He combines low-tech processes, including collage and appropriation of early-era advertising imagery, to produce a work that smarts of sarcasm and compelling subject matter.