David Kramer: The Elusive Good Life

David Kramer’s engrossing drawings capture his caustic attitude toward the disparity between the good life we imagine we’re going to get, and the way things usually end up.

Perceived inadequacies at work or awkwardness at parties are magnified by juxtaposing his self-deprecating stories with the clichéd expectations of success and splendor showcased in the unreal world of flashy advertising and popular culture.  – From David Kramer’s website

In Toronto, he is represented by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects.

Using advertisements and lifestyle magazine images, often from his youth in the 1970’s, Kramer is on an eternal mission looking for clues as to the whereabouts of the “Good Life” and the American Dream. – Gallery notes

Under Kramer’s sardonic humor runs the question of why his own life has not lived up to the promises doled out by both Hollywood and Madison Avenue.

David Kramer website here

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