Location: Canfas, Manchester House, Grosvenor Hill, Cardigan SA43 1HY
Date: 03/10/2020 - 27/10/2020
Canfas’ new show for October, downstairs in Oriel 2, is Devil’s Bridge artist Ag Cain’s unique retro paintings of vintage signs and posters with a twist. Ag worked throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s as a freelance artist in the British Film & TV industry, working on set and prop decoration – both in British studios and abroad. His current work came from his love of pre-war posters and enamel signs.
‘My paintings are an affectionate modern-retro take on the advertising of yesteryear, when the claims and promises made by advertisers reigned supreme and unchallenged over such trivial matters as accuracy, reality, or political correctness. . . not to mention Health & Safety!”
Ag was invited by Cardigan decorating business Brwsh to create new work for this exhibition using their Finnish eco friendly interior paint Tikkurila. Ag has produced work that is both an affectionate throwback to a bygone era, but also a humorous nod to some of the ridiculousness of the age.