How I Felt
New York-based Australian adman David Art Wales has worked with big brands including Nike, Microsoft and Google. On the side, though, he moonlights as an artist, taking nostalgic advertising and pop culture images from the ’70s and ’80s and subverting them into artworks that are meditations on growing old.
His latest exhibition, How I Felt, does just this through the medium of felt. More than 150 works bear playful texts such as “Old n’ Graytime” (a spin on Golden Gaytime) and “Midlife Toil” (instead of Midnight Oil). Other familiar brands include Twisties, Streets and Milo.
On June 1, Young Henrys and Riot Wine Co will be pouring free drinks, Wales will host an artist talk and opera singer Donna Cain will sing a ditty – with the felt works lining the walls providing the backdrop for excellent acoustics. The event starts at 5pm.
The exhibition closes on June 10.