PIN UP – Fundraising Sale + Archival Show!

Curated by: Michael Parke-Taylor

15 December 2011 - 17 December 2011
Opening Reception 30 March 2023 12am

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!

PIN UP includes posters by:

Justin Apperley, JoAnne Balcaen, Mike Billington, Diane Borsato, Dan Browne, Lauren Burns Coady, Veronique Chagnon Coté, Jennifer Cherniack, Miles Collyer, Robert Dayton, Mark Dudiak, Andrew Duff, Danica Evering, Steven Fisher, Maggie Groat, Dorothea Hines, Matthew Hoffman, Laura Horne, Hanna Hur, Lili Huston-Herterich, Laurie Kang, JP King, Alison Kobayashi, Nestor Kruger, Tiziana La Melia, Jimmy Limit, Melanie Lowe, Jeremy McCormick, Kirsten McCrea, Michelle McGeean, The Practice of Everyday Design, Sarah Nasby, Matthew-Robin Nye, Miriam Olzewski, Zeesy Powers, Cheryl Rondeau, Jon Sasaki, Robert Tombs, Flavio Trevisan, Carolyn Tripp, Yarek Waszul, and more…

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.

To read an interview with Michael Parke-Taylor, click here.