Violet Ray, Spell of Chanel, 1966, collage on paper, 10 1/4” x 13 1/8”. Courtesy of the artist.

Violet Ray: Advertising the Contradictions

February 05, 2013 to April 14, 2013

In conjunction with West of Center, the JSMA presents a selection of work by local media artist Violet Ray. Ray created his unique 1960s ad collage series Advertising the Contradictions, documented in the West of Center catalog, by inserting disturbing new imagery into real advertisements to reveal the hidden meaning and subconscious values of consumer culture.