“Victory” Art Print Release Information

On April 18, 2013, in Art Prints, by squirt

VICTORY-REGULAR

Victory, 2013

22 x 33

7 color screenprint with gold and silver metallics and 2 glazes on archival cream paper

Regular Edition of 50

Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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VICTORY-BRONZE

Victory, 2013

22 x 33

7 color screenprint with gold and silver metallics and 2 glazes on bronze paper

Bronze Edition of 10

Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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VICTORY-SILVER

Victory, 2013

22 x 33

7 color screenprint with gold and silver metallics and 2 glazes on silver paper

Silver Edition of 10

Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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_ VICTORY-GOLD

Victory, 2013

22 x 33

7 color screenprint with gold and silver metallics and 2 glazes on gold paper

Gold Edition of 10

Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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Victory Web

Victory, 2013

22 x 33

7 color screenprint with gold and silver metallics and 2 glazes on white oak panel

White Oak Panel Edition of 10 (Framed)

Signed and Numbered

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The Hymns of Orpheus XXXII.

TO VICTORY.

The FUMIGATION from MANNA.

O Powerful Victory, by men desir’d,

With adverse breasts to dreadful fury fir’d,

Thee I invoke, whose might alone can quell

Contending rage, and molestation fell:

‘Tis thine in battle to confer the crown, 5

The victor’s prize, the mark of sweet renown;

For thou rul’st all things, Victory divine!

And glorious strife, and joyful shouts are thine.

Come, mighty Goddess, and thy suppliant bless,

With sparkling eye, elated with success; 10

May deeds illustrious thy protection claim,

And find, led on by thee immortal Fame.

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Varnish Fine Art’s 10 Year Anniversary Show

APRIL 20 – MAY 18, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday April 20, 6-9pm

Varnish Fine Art presents DECADE-1, a group exhibition of fourteen artists to celebrate the gallery’s first ten years in the art scene. Founders Jen Rogers and Kerri Stephens continue to direct the San Francisco-based gallery into the next decade after an exciting ten years presenting contemporary art in the US and Europe. In this exhibition, Varnish Fine Art brings together a diverse group of artists whose work is emblematic of the artistic values the gallery holds dear. Each of these artists infuses their works with meaningful messages while displaying their finely honed skills. Not afraid to walk the edge, these painters, sculptors, print makers and photo illustrators take the viewer on journeys of the mind and soul.

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Victory

On April 11, 2013, in Art Events, Art Prints, by squirt

VICTORY-WEB

Victory, 2013
22 x 33
7 color screenprint with gold and silver metallics and 2 glazes on archival cream paper
Edition of 50
Signed and Numbered

Variant Edition of 10 on gold paper

Variant Edition of 10 on silver paper

Variant Edition of 10 on bronze paper

Edition of 10 on oak panel

The Hymns of Orpheus
XXXII.

TO VICTORY.

The FUMIGATION from MANNA.

O Powerful Victory, by men desir’d,
With adverse breasts to dreadful fury fir’d,
Thee I invoke, whose might alone can quell
Contending rage, and molestation fell:
‘Tis thine in battle to confer the crown, 5
The victor’s prize, the mark of sweet renown;
For thou rul’st all things, Victory divine!
And glorious strife, and joyful shouts are thine.
Come, mighty Goddess, and thy suppliant bless,
With sparkling eye, elated with success; 10
May deeds illustrious thy protection claim,
And find, led on by thee immortal Fame.

DECADE-1
Varnish Fine Art’s 10 Year Anniversary Show
APRIL 20 – MAY 18, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday April 20, 6-9pm

Varnish Fine Art presents DECADE-1, a group exhibition of fourteen artists to celebrate the gallery’s first ten years in the art scene. Founders Jen Rogers and Kerri Stephens continue to direct the San Francisco-based gallery into the next decade after an exciting ten years presenting contemporary art in the US and Europe.

In this exhibition, Varnish Fine Art brings together a diverse group of artists whose work is emblematic of the artistic values the gallery holds dear. Each of these artists infuses their works with meaningful messages while displaying their finely honed skills. Not afraid to walk the edge, these painters, sculptors, print makers and photo illustrators take the viewer on journeys of the mind and soul.

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Dazed and Confused Film Poster

On February 28, 2013, in Art Events, Art Prints, by squirt

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Dazed and Confused, a film by Richard Linklater

20th Anniversary Screening and Cast Reunion

20 x 35

Edition of 240

9 colors on archival cream paper

Signed and Numbered

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Odd City Entertainment commissioned me to create a print for the Austin Film Society’s 20th Anniversary Screening and Cast Reunion of Richard Linklater’s iconic film, Dazed and Confused. My art print will be released at the Austin Film Society’s Dazed and Confused screening event on March 6, 2013 at The Marchesa Hall and Theatre in Austin, Texas. All net proceeds from the sale of my art print will benefit the Austin Film Society. Event attendees will receive priority when purchasing this print. In the unlikely case that there are additional prints which are reserved for the screening after the event, they will be sold through Odd City’s website.

About the artwork:

The H18 Project marks its debut with a special Chuck Sperry film poster for the 20th Anniversary Screening and Cast Reunion of Dazed and Confused, presented by the Austin Film Society.

To me, Dazed and Confused presents a pinball storyline structure and afforded me the opportunity to present the cast in equal weight to emphasize the ensemble nature of the film. They appear as bonus lights on the play table. I reproduced Mr. Linklater’s director notes to the actors on the pinball instruction card. The directions inspire the cast towards spontaneity, truthfulness, and in Linklater’s words “100% accuracy and thoroughness in detail” as I sincerely hope is also reflected in my poster  design.

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I will be making a very limited release of my Dazed and Confused poster at my debut opening reception at Hangar 18 Gallery at 6pm to 9pm on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

Where:

Hangar 18 Gallery

1428 34th Street (at Hollis)

Oakland, California

Time:

6 – 9 pm – Thursday, March 7, 2013

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A reserve of this edition will be held back, and I will be making a very limited online release of my Dazed and Confused poster on Friday, March 8, at a random time.

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About Chuck Sperry:

Chuck Sperry has honed the craft of designing and hand screen printing for over 15 years to become recognized throughout the world as one of the foremost rock poster artists. Elevating the craft to fine art, Sperry creates socio-political artwork beyond rock. He adheres to the ideal that beauty strengthens his message. Chuck Sperry is represented by Varnish Fine Art in San Francisco, and exhibits internationally from Bristol to Belgrade. He has been featured in documentaries for film and television in the US, Europe and Australia.

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About the H18 Project:

Chuck Sperry and Varnish Fine Art are proud to announce the H18 Project. This collaboration between San Francisco gallery Varnish Fine Art and represented artist Chuck Sperry showcases his artwork in the unique setting of H18 in Oakland where Sperry creates his fine art screenprints. The H18 Project is an ongoing pop up gallery where Varnish Fine Art presents collectors a unique studio experience with the iconic Bay Area artist Chuck Sperry.

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About Varnish Fine Art:

Jen Rogers and Kerri Stephens believe that Art makes the world a better place. Since founding Varnish Fine Art in 2003, the gallery has become known for showing provocative and skillfully executed contemporary artwork. True to its original mission, Varnish Fine Art continues to be a lively and vital part of the Yerba Buena Arts District in downtown San Francisco.

Media Contact for info/images re: the H18 Project, Chuck Sperry, and Varnish Fine Art:

Jen Rogers

Varnish Fine Art

16 Jessie Street, #C120

San Francisco, CA 94105

(415)433-4400

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More About the Dazed and Confused Film Poster by Chuck Sperry:

I was born in 1962 and was fourteen in 1976; I remember that year vividly. I was growing up in Ohio. If I’d grown up in Austin, Texas, I would have been Mitch in Dazed and Confused. In fact, Mitch is my referent within this well balanced ensemble cast in Richard Linklater’s outstanding paean to the era of my youth.

Like Mitch, I loved pinball, and the Fireball machine specifically, the popular arcade game upon which my Dazed and Confused poster is based. You can see it in the Emporium; Slater plays Fireball in the pinball scene. Pinball reflects the nuts and bolts affections of the analog spirit of ’76. To me, Dazed and Confused presents a pinball storyline structure and afforded me the opportunity to present the cast in equal weight to emphasize the ensemble nature of the film. They appear as bonus lights on the play table. I reproduced Mr. Linklater’s director notes to the actors on the pinball instruction card. The directions inspire the cast towards spontaneity, truthfulness, and in Linklater’s words “100% accuracy and thoroughness in detail” as I sincerely hope is also reflected in my poster  design.

There’s a groovy, bicentennial pop quality to the mod design elements and use of gold and blue-silver metallic ink, and the use of nine colors to portray this icon to a bygone era immortalized in Mr. Linklater’s far out movie.

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Poster Detail Images:

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Varnish Fine Art
16 Jessie Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

(VIP Cocktail Party and Art Sale)

“Mind Spring” (Purple) 2011

Edition of 4

36 x 44

6 colors hand-silkscreened on birch panel

Signed and Numbered

Varnish Fine Art welcomes you to an evening of cocktails and hors d’oevres with gallery artists Jennybird Alcantara, Isabel Samaras, Ransom&Mitchell and Chuck Sperry plus representatives from Visual Aid.  Varnish Fine Art and their artists are proud supporters of Visual Aid and their mission to encourage artists with life-threatening illnesses to continue their work.  The gallery presents a unique exhibit of contemporary artwork for this event, and one quarter of all art sales will be donated to Visual Aid, a San Francisco organization founded in 1989 by a group of passionately concerned artists, collectors and art dealers to serve artists affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Today, Visual Aid supports the creative work of artists whose careers are challenged because of any life-threatening illness.  Along with exhibitions in the Visual Aid Gallery and corporate spaces, Visual Aid provides grants, free art supplies and community to artists in need.

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