MALLEUS, the artist collective of Urlo, Poia and Lu, the remarkable poster design team from Italy, will be returning to San Francisco this year under the tour banner DARK NOUVEAU.
The following events are a celebration of “DARK NOUVEAU,” a return to the roots of poster creation. DARK NOUVEAU evokes equally the fin de siécle style of Toulouse-Lautrec and 1960’s San Francisco Psychedelia – and operates here as a manifesto of reinvention and revision – aimed at connecting to the poster movement of the Decadent Period to the Belle Epoque and folding it into the Psychedelic Period to the present modern global silkscreen movement.
The Rock Poster Society’s Festival of Posters 2009 at the Hall of Flowers – Golden Gate Park – Saturday, October 10 – 10 am to 6 pm
Exhibiting this year will be:
PNE (Post New Explosionism: Emek, Justin Hampton, Jermaine Rogers), Malleus (from Italy), Drowning Creek Studios (Jeff Wood with Johnny Thief), Burlesque of North America, The Firehouse (Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan), Wes Wilson, David Byrd (of Fillmore East fame), Stanley Mouse, Brad Klausen, Victor Moscoso, Dave Hunter, Gary Houston, Lee Conklin, S.F. Rockposters, David Singer, Randy Tuten, Alan Forbes, Justin McNeal, Marq Spusta, Billy Perkins, Paul Imagine, David D’Andrea, Bob Cohen (Avalon co-founder), Chris Shaw, Alex Fischer, Eric King, Carolyn Ferris, Tea Lautrec Litho, John Seabury, Gregg Gordon, John Howard, Cahoots Graphics (Dennis Loren), Ryan Kerrigan, fillmoreposters.com, Jim Pierce, Pat Ryan, Perry Pfeffer, Dano Kuhlken (DKNG Studios), Connected Music, Larry Freeman, Cliff Yamasaki, Vince Dugar, Political Gridlock, Sherwood Donahue, Helie Robertson, Tom Hill, Kris Mikkelson and Ron Schaeffer.
DARK NOUVEAU opens at 7pm – Saturday, October 10 at ARTROCK GALLERY – 893 Folsom Street in San Francisco
New works by MALLEUS – Alan Forbes – Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan of the Firehouse
DARK NOUVEAU art installation at VARNISH FINE ART GALLERY – at 7pm – Friday, October 23 – MALLEUS – Alan Forbes – Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan of the Firehouse – Dave Hunter
DARK NOUVEAU at WEST FEST – A limited edition silkscreen series celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock will be presented by artists: MALLEUS – Chuck Sperry – Ron Donovan – Dave Hunter – look for our table at Speedway Meadow, Sunday afternoon, October 25, 2009
Screening at The Roxie Cinema – 3117 16th Street – San Francisco
Sunday night – October 25- 9:15 pm
Q&A with special guests Chuck Sperry Ron Donovan of the Firehouse – Winston Smith – Chris Shaw – Dennis Loren – Paul Imagine – Malleus