Pop Époque – The Serigraphs of Chuck Sperry – Made in California
Last summer at the end of Chuck Sperry’s “Flowers of Popular Victories” Tour in Italy, he stopped in Paris to meet Magali Bru, owner of l’Oeil Ouvert Gallery. Sperry and Bru hatched a plan for a show in June 2014, with a small introductory show to happen at l’Oeil Ouvert in Paris, running from October to November of 2013. Well, the introductory show was such a smashing success that all the posters Chuck left to Magali were soon sold, more posters were sent to Paris, and Sperry’s “introduction” was extended to January 1, 2014. In February, the French Government, quite unexpectedly, included about a dozen Sperry posters in large well-atteneded overview of world-class graphic art at Les Docks in Paris. There was another wave of inquiries at l’Oeil Ouvert for Sperry’s posters and more press and television bringing attention to his art in France.
l’Oeil Ouvert, 74 rue François Miron, Paris 75004 (metro St. Paul) • June 19 to July 13, 2014
Opening: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Chuck Sperry’s show called “Pop Époque” at l’Oeil Ouvert will open on June 19 and run until July 13, 2014. This will be a large showing of Chuck Sperry posters from his archive, which were originally released from the middle of 2013 to the beginning of June 2014, with some older posters included. Many of Sperry’s newest limited edition silkscreened concert posters will be available, rare and hard-to-acquire posters will be made available through l’Oeil Ouvert for the occasion!
Opening: Thursday, June 19, 2014, l’Oeil Ouvert Gallery of Paris will debut a special month long solo exposition of Chuck Sperry’s poster art. The opening night reception and party that is free and open to the public. The show will be on view to the general public until July 13.
Galerie Oberkampf, 103 rue St. Maur, Paris 75011 (metro Menilmontant) • June 21 to July 4, 2014
Opening: Saturday, June 21, 2014
World renown American screen-print artist Chuck Sperry from San Francisco will be showing his newest original large-scale works of art at Galerie Oberkampf, Paris. Mr. Sperry’s art is energized by the political street art and concert posters he has prolifically created for over 25 years. His new pieces express the synergy of social concern and popular iconography, graffiti and detourned classical themes, political outrage and imagery drawn from the Century-long world tradition of poster-making.
Opening: Saturday, June 21, 2014, Galerie Oberkampf of Paris will debut a special two week long solo exposition of Chuck Sperry’s very newest large-scale works of art. The opening night reception and party that is free and open to the public. The show will be on view to the general public until July 4.
Firehouse 8, 1648 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, California • May 1 to May 31, 2014
Opening: Thursday, May 1, 2014 – 6 pm to 10 pm
Closing: Going-away Party for “Pop Époque Tour” – Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 6 pm to 10 pm.
Chuck Sperry will be making a special month long installation in San Francisco of his very newest, large-scale, screen printed wood panel works of art – as a preview for his American supporters – of the show he is making in Paris at Galerie Oberkampf. The setting for the show is Sperry’s original Firehouse studio located on Pacific Avenue between Polk Street and Van Ness in San Francisco. There will be food, beverages and music; rock posters to be acquired; and Sperry’s newest screen printed works on wood panel. This will definitely be a fun evening!
Opening: Thursday, May 1, 2014, Firehouse 8 of San Francisco will debut a special month long solo exposition of Chuck Sperry’s very newest large-scale works of art. The opening night reception and party that is free and open to the public. The show will be on view to the general public until May 31.