Stu Dead's Playdead 906 Exhibition ReviewI can't think of a better way to celebrate Halloween than visiting Nuvango Gallery's newest art exhibit Playdead 906 by local Toronto artist Stu Dead. You may have seen Stu's artwork throughout the city, including the walls of The (soon to be closing) Hideout bar on Queen Street West and his retail store Playdead Cult, which has moved a few times over the years but now resides in Parkdale.
Stu Dead is a self-taught artist that has been creating art for over 25 years and counts Spanish Culture (including The Day of The Dead), music, and beautiful women among his inspirations.
Stu uses different media and will paint on just about anything that inspires him including album covers, musical instruments and furniture (I would love for him to decorate my apartment:). He also sells his art and clothing printed with his original drawings online as well at his retail location. Playdead 906 is Stu Dead's first art exhibition and is a tribute to some of the most influential bands that inspired Playdead creations for the past 17 years. I have been a fan of Stu Dead ever since I first saw his shop near Dufferin Street and Queen Street West many years ago. And after vising this exhibit and talking to Stu, who has excellent taste in music, I now count him as one of my favourite Canadian artists.
P.s!: There are various events happening throughout the exhibition run including live screen printing and art workshops. Please visit Nuvango Gallery for more details.