Art Gallery of Ontario Book Signing
Please join Gary at the AGO on Wed Sept 21st at 6 pm for the release of his two new books (monographs) entitled, “I Love You, OK?” and “Mono Taxali” – essential additions to any library and collector of contemporary art!
“I Love You, Ok?” is a distinctive collection, showcasing one of illustration’s most original stars. Inspired by vintage comics and period advertisements, Gary Taxali tweaks conventional styling and context to cast light on life’s constant paradoxes.
“Mono Taxali” contains many of Taxali’s fine art pieces and is a vivid and stunning pop culture homage for anyone who is a Taxali fan. Taxali’s imagery crosses between high brow art and low brow/pop surrealism with ease.
Gary Taxali is an award-winning illustrator and fine artist. He is known for taking his unique characters, graphics, symbols and icons and intertwining them to produce works of fine art. His signature pop culture works are infused with 1930s-style packaging, posters, typography and advertising with original and sophisticated characters and graphics onto distressed surfaces.
Both books will be available to buy from shopAGO along with other Gary Taxali merchandise.
Celebrated artist Shepard Fairey describes Taxali as “… one of those rare artists whose work is immediately inviting and familiar, yet idiosyncratic and unmistakable …. The illustrations are beautiful both as images and fluid, abstract mark making… Taxali’s fluid integration of both illustration and art, or illustration as art, is a testament to the strength of his vision”.
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On Wednesday September 14, 2011, Gary will be in a group exhibition and auction being held by Lady Gaga and Polaroid in New York City at Phillips de Pury for Fashion Week.
Gary will also be having an exhibition and lighting installation on Thursday September 22nd at Eurolite at 200 Queens Quay East, Suite 6 (www.eurolite.com).
Gary will have another book signing at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Saturday October 8th from 7 to 10 pm.