Where: Caffi Bar, Chapter, Market Road, Canton Cardiff, Wales CF5 1QE
What is it?
Magda Archer is an artist with an eye for moments of wry banality, from the sweetly melancholic to the needle-piercingly astute.
Archer’s paintings, screen prints and related merchandise are often paired with the typographic commentary of a high street seer; The Oracle of Argos, if you will. ‘Keep ya mouth shut, I want to stay in love with you’, pleads one cartoon puppy of another. ‘Bet your mother works at McDonalds’, in an exchange of playground insults. Or the human condition succinctly summarised in a single sentence… ‘Let’s Talk About Me’.
For Archer’s new exhibition, #givemeeverythingandnothingbaby, held in the public spaces at Chapter in Cardiff, she looks at the pseudo friendships and false promises offered by the internet and social media; supposedly a means of greater connectivity, but actually an isolating and alienating amalgamation of other people’s baby photos.
A selection of Magda Archer’s posters are also available to purchase from Chapter’s box office, priced from just £5.
More info: www.chapter.org