The World To Come
1 rue Lucien Sampaix
75010 Paris, France
October 6 to October 22, 2020
L’Oeil Ouvert of Paris, France is pleased to present “The World To Come” a solo exhibition by San Francisco-based screen print master Chuck Sperry.
For his upcoming solo exhibition in Paris, Chuck will be showing his recent rock posters and art prints from the last two years. Chuck will also present his newest art book: “Color x Color: The Sperry Archive 1980-2020”.
American artist Chuck Sperry is known for his ethereal and psychedelically saturated screen prints that draw crowds of dedicated fans around the world. He draws inspiration from graffiti, pop art, Symbolism, Art Nouveau and ukiyo-e.
Moving past his early work devoted to subverting the memes of advertising, trash-culture, and comics — he currently imagines a verdant garden of new work tended by his signature shimmering muses, calling this work a “utopian provocation.”
“My current work has much more to do with symmetry and proportion, color and balance. It’s a utopian provocation; while the present era couldn’t be more off balance, more dystopian. I want my work to provoke meditations and emotional responses to its clear colors, balance and symmetry – to give courage, light and beauty to all of us trapped in an ugly historical moment. I don’t want to fragment my work . . . not just yet . . . or abstract or dissolve; I think of my work from the last few years as defiant in these dark times. I like to think I give people courage through it. It gives me courage to work on it.”
– Chuck Sperry, Juxtapoz Magazine, March 29, 2018
“The World To Come” is the latest traveling exposition of the work of Chuck Sperry, the celebrated screen print artist from San Francisco.