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Welch Visiting Artist & Scholar Series: Art Chantry

  • Speakers Auditorium / GSU Student Center 55 Gilmer Street Southeast Atlanta, GA, 30303 United States (map)

MODA is excited to share that renowned graphic designer Art Chantry will speak at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University.

This talk is a part of the Welch Visiting Artist & Scholar Series. It will be held in the Speaker's Auditorium, 33 Gilmer Avenue.

Entrance is free.

About Art Chantry

Quirky, sometimes shocking, and occasionally disturbing, Chantry’s work is not just a visual statement of non-conformity and rebellion, but is a unique and honest expression of the times. His low-tech, low-budget aesthetic began during punk rock times which then turned him into a mainstream, influential pioneer. But when you look past the surface, you will see a framework of traditional composition and design principles.

Art Chantry’s work can be viewed as a social, political and cultural design commentary. In fact, this visual iconoclast has described his work as “on the fringes of acceptable society.” It represents a moment in time that became a movement, and which now occupies a unique place in design history. Not only is his design style non-conforming and defiant, but so is his methodology. His process was originally the product of his pre-computer, low budget clients, but lived on to become his trademark style and one that he still practices. He replaces computers (for the most part) and their creative limitations with found type, deconstructed images, and other low budget yet highly inventive techniques.

Earlier Event: August 30
Exhibition Tour: Making Change