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Chuck Sperry in Hi-Fructose vol. 33

On October 7, 2014, in Art Events, News, by squirt

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Hi-Fructose art magazine is on the stands with vol. 33. I’m very proud to announce that I have an 8 page, richly illustrated exposé in the new issue. Many thanks Hi-Fructose!

Hi-Fructose is a quarterly print art magazine, founded by artists, Attaboy and Annie Owens in 2005. Hi-Fructose focuses squarely on the art which transcends genre and trend, assuring readers thorough coverage and content that is informative and original. Hi-Fructose showcases an amalgamation of new contemporary, emerging as well distinguished artists, with a spotlight on awe inspiring spectacles from round the world.

The magazine’s thirty-third volume also includes a major feature on the late H.R. Giger with a memoriam by Clive Barker, a major feature on visionary painter/designer Syd Mead, the the exploded view world of T.Wei, Ellen Jewett’s intricate animal sculptures, Japanese artist Ai Yamaguchi’s Superflat paintings on rounded forms, Canadian Laurence Vallières’ cardboard assemblages, and German painter Heiko Müller’s disconcerting look at the balance between man and nature. Cover artist Kazuki Takamatsu, whose work they present in this issue’s Special Insert, uses modern 3-D technology to “sculpt” his scenes before creating his large paintings with layer upon layer of gouache. Corinne Botz captures truly haunting moments found in the game changing crime scene dioramas of Frances Glessner. Master poster artist Chuck Sperry’s dazzling approach to print making is undeniably alluring. Plus, Jerome and Joel-Peter Witkin’s new mono (or is that duo?) graph, and Skinner’s new activity book, all in one place.

Hi-Fructose is available at magazine stands, book stores, college shops, Blick stores, Chapters, every Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, comic shops, and better gallery and museum stores everywhere and shipping direct from our store.

To buy Hi-Fructose magazine online click HERE

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I’m very proud to announce my newest art piece, “Justice” which I’ve made especially for release at Spoke Art Gallery’s appearance in New York City at the New York Comic Con.

“Justice” is the sister print to “Equity,” which Spoke Art released earlier this year at the Chicago Comic Con. The pair of art prints of “Equity” and “Justice” are related in theme, as they are related in their release through Spoke Art at two of the country’s largest comic and art conventions.

Both art prints – “Equity” and “Justice” – are inspired by The Orphic Hymns, “Equity” and “Justice.” The Orphic Hymns are at the foundation of the ancient Greek religion, as it was practiced during the Golden Age, at that civilization’s height, during it’s struggle to begin to define democracy, art, science, and reason.

As an artist who struggles for social justice through my work and through my actions, I firmly believe that without Equality, there will be no Justice. And so I set about to portray both ideas as figurative art pieces that share a similar atmosphere and design. Justice gazes at you bravely, head tilted slightly to communicate empathy, and turned ever so subtly to the left, tracking you with her eyes.

I am doing my best to portray an attitude of bravery, and engaging the viewer with it. The woman is portrayed as an equal, unashamed and brave.

Spoke Art Gallery will be making a release of “Justice” at New York Comic Con, booth #607. For details of the Spoke Art appearance at NYCC and print releases click HERE.

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Justice
18″ x 24″
Edition of 100
7 colors on archival cream paper
Signed and Numbered

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JUSTICE-SILVER

Justice
18″ x 24″
Silver Edition of 12
7 colors on silver metallic paper
Signed and Numbered

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JUSTICE-GOLD-DUST

Justice
18″ x 24″
Gold Dust Edition of 12
7 colors on gold dust metallic paper
Signed and Numbered

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JUSTICE-WAVE-FOIL

Justice
18″ x 24″
Wave Foil Edition of 12
7 colors on wave foil
Signed and Numbered

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Here is the Orphic Hymn this piece was inspired by:

LXI.

TO JUSTICE.

THE piercing eye of Justice bright, I sing,
Plac’d by the throne of heav’n’s almighty king,
Perceiving thence, with vision unconfin’d,
The life and conduct of the human kind
To thee, revenge and punishment belong,
Chastising ev’ry deed, unjust and wrong;
Whose pow’r alone, dissimilars can join,
And from th’ equality of truth combine:
For all the ill, persuasion can inspire,
When urging bad designs, with counsel dire,
‘Tis thine alone to punish; with the race
Of lawless passions, and incentives base;
For thou art ever to the good inclin’d,
And hostile to the men of evil mind.
Come, all-propitious, and thy suppliant hear,
When Fate’s predestin’d, final hour draws near.

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PangeaSeed and Chuck Sperry are pleased to announce the ninth print release of the 2014 print suite “HOME: A Fine Art Print Suite for Threatened Ocean Habitats”. September’s print release helping to raise awareness for estuaries and the species that call this fragile environment “home.”

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Artist: Chuck Sperry
Title: “Oceanid”
Habitat: Estuaries
Printmaker: designed and printed by Chuck Sperry at Hangar 18 in Oakland, California.
Print details: 7 colors on archival cream paper
Dimensions: 31”x 21” inch
Edition size: Limited edition of 100 signed / numbered prints
Price: $100 USD – plus shipping (please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery)

PANGEA BLUE OPAL

“Oceanid”
31” x 21”
Blue Opal Metallic Edition of 10
7 colors on blue opal metallic paper
Signed and Numbered
Price $200

PANGEA LIGHT GREEN

“Oceanid”
31” x 21”
Light Green Metallic Edition of 10
7 colors on light green metallic paper
Signed and Numbered
Price $200

Prints will be available for purchase at 12pm PST Tuesday, September 23, 2014 via shop.PangeaSeed.org

Artist Statement:
I chose to bring attention to the Estuary Environment in my print depicting the sea-dwelling, nature spirit “Oceanid” for Pangea Seed. I live in San Francisco and I am part of the Estuary Environment of the Bay Area. Estuary dwellers, whether they be marine mammal, fish or fowl – or human being – are my kind of people! Many weekends me and my girlfriend can be found roving the Northern California Coast with binoculars, spotting harbor seals and sea lions.

My dawning realization that we are all interconnected by the fragility of the environment has found me upgrading my printing methods for a low environmental impact with my new wash-out sink filtration system and ink clean-up disposal and recycling. Making these changes took some effort, some expense, and are by no means perfect, but I’m doing my best. I am blessed to share my little sunny spot in nature with incredible beings, and I feel incredibly honored to be part of Pangea Seed’s efforts to protect our precious ocean environment.

For more information on how you can help save our seas, please visit PangeaSeed.org

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The Black Keys Philadelphia Poster

On September 18, 2014, in Rock Posters, by squirt

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The Black Keys Philadelphia 2014
30 x 22
Edition of 280
6 colors on archival cream paper
Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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The Black Keys Philadelphia 2014
30 x 22
Gold Opal Edition of 15
6 colors on gold opal metallic paper
Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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TBK-PHILLY-GREEN-FOIL

The Black Keys Philadelphia 2014
30 x 22
Green Mirror Foil Edition of 15
6 colors on green mirror foil
Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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About the design:

When I heard The Black Key’s new album “Turn Blue” I was struck by the heavy acid rock intro.
My poster for Philadelphia mashes a retro psychedelic vibe with contemporary graffiti background.
Realized in heavy metallic gold and blue metallic silver, this poster just glows.

Here’s a detail of this poster (made as a companion to my The Black Keys, Council Bluffs, Iowa poster 2011)

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