Opening night reception: Saturday November 29th, 2014 (6PM- 10PM)
On view until: Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Spoke Art (816 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA)
Hashimoto Contemporary (804 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA)

Spoke Art and Hashimoto Contemporary are pleased to present Muses, a new solo exhibition featuring the work of San Francisco based print artist Chuck Sperry. Reigning over the gig poster scene for well over a decade, Chuck has pulled a plethora of ultra rarities from his archives and flat files. The show will be broken up into two parts, with a new body of work consisting of wood panels and paper editions at Spoke Art Gallery and an extensive retrospective on display just a few doors down at Hashimoto Contemporary.


After fifteen wildly successful years creating memorable gig posters and fine art work, Sperry ventures into this exhibition with momentous force. With a massive following of collectors and fans by his side, Chuck continues his on-going series of Muses, creating a new body of work that is as breathtaking as it is skillful. Playing off the classical greco-roman idea of “muse”, being a source of inspiration for all things art and music. Sperry’s figures are emblematic of the energetic creative spirit represented in his work and the bands he showcases. Influenced by the psychedelic art nouveau style, Chuck has propelled the American rock poster genre to a new level of fine art status with his print work. With impeccable precision, Sperry utilizes up to 9 color layers in his complex designs, the result is dazzling display of female figures enveloped in expressive patterns.


For his solo show at Spoke Art, Sperry will be presenting some of his most iconic images from his most famous gig posters on new oak panels. In addition to these revived classics, there will be one new paper edition print release, in congruence with the rest of the show. Just a few doors down at Hashimoto Contemporary, a sweeping museum-like display of Rock Poster history will be on view in the form of extremely rare gig posters from Chuck’s personal flat files, all custom-framed and fully archival.

Muses opens on Saturday November 29th from 6 to 10 pm. All sales will be conducted in a first come first serve manner with limits per collector. Complimentary beverages will be served and the artist will be in attendance.


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Primus and the Chocolate Factory, Atlanta
18 x 35
Edition of 250
5 colors on archival cream paper
Signed and Numbered
“I know you want this poster NOW, my little dearest, but you’ll have to wait.”
This poster was available at the show through Primus (Did you like how we kept that a secret until show time? Wonka was keeping an eye on some naughty children who always plan on making away with all the Gobstoppers!)
Due to my preparations for my solo show at Spoke Art Gallery – opening on November 29, 2014 (I will be making very limited wood panel art editions for Spoke / and showing some of my rarest and finest rock posters at Hashimoto Contemporary – all in one fun night) -
All my dearest sweets will have to wait until Wonka makes a very limited online release of my Primus poster and it’s variants on November 30, 2014 at a random time.
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Widespread Panic, Ames, Iowa

On October 29, 2014, in Art Events, News, Rock Posters, by squirt


Widespread Panic, Ames, Iowa
22 x 32
Show Edition of 200
9 colors on metallic lapis lazuli paper
Signed and numbered
This poster will be available at the show through Widespread Panic.
Due to my preparations for my solo show at Spoke Art Gallery – opening on November 29, 2014 (I will be making very limited wood panel art editions for Spoke) -
I will be waiting to make a very limited online release of both Iowa posters and their variants on December 1, 2014 at a random time.
The set together:
In UV blacklight:
Widespread Panic asked me to do a pair of posters for their Fall Tour 2014, and I wanted to do something different. I love the challenge of doing two, or three, or four related posters. The prospect of doing two posters that relate to each other is an exciting creative challenge. For fans of Widespread Panic posters I’ve become well-known for my series of long locked, flower laden “Ladies” for the band. This diptych of posters for Widespread Panic’s 2014 Fall Tour gigs in Cedar Rapids and Ames, Iowa concentrates on the flowers — no lady.
These posters are a gift to the band, like the flowers thoughtful folks bring to performers after the show, a thank you for rocking the house down to the ground — or like the flowers thrown on stage, gathered up and arranged in a pitcher like a beautiful memory. I hope I’m expressing the feeling of a Widespread Panic night in 9 bright psychedelic colors — some fluorescent eye-fry and some shimmering metallic. Flowers have long been a classic subject for the artist. I am seeking to create a pop poster that hides all the information in the subject image of the poster itself.
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Spoke Art Gallery is making a very limited online release of the regular edition of my art print today Friday, October 17, 2014.

Sold Out – Thank You!

Take a look at Spoke Art online store to acquire prints by Handiedan, Erik Jones and Steve Thomas! 


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