Next Door Gallery
16 rue de l’Arquebuse
Opening Night Reception: June 17, 2021, 6pm
Exposition from June 17 to June 26, 2021
1 rue Lucien Sampaix
Opening Night Reception: June 24, 2021, 6:30 pm
Exposition from June 24 to July 15, 2021
l’Oeil Ouvert Gallery of Paris and Next Door Gallery of Geneva are pleased to present Chuck Sperry’s next world tour “Color x Color” — a traveling solo exhibition by San Francisco-based screen print master.
For his upcoming solo exhibitions in Paris and Geneva, Chuck will be showing his latest editions on paper, latest editions on oak panel, and he will be presenting his new book “Color x Color: The Sperry Poster Archive 1980-2020”.
Also available: a limited release of archive oak panels, rare test prints and surprises.
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.”
Chuck Sperry remained committed to cultural activity during the global pandemic — prolifically making prints in quarantine in San Francisco, California and visiting France and Switzerland to support his international gallery partners in October 2020. Touring his art under strict curfews and with safe covid protocols, he made gallery shows in person despite the conditions while honoring various restrictions and quarantines. Sperry is returning this June 2021 as the pandemic restrictions lift — bringing his new work and an eye toward the future.
“It’s my hope this spring of 2021 that civilization unfolds again like a flower from its winter slumber. Let’s shake off our isolation, find solace in nature and again in our friends, art and music. Let’s heal our broken spirits through carefully tending our future like a garden towards justice.” – Chuck Sperry
Primavera (Pampinea), 2021
20 x 28
Wood Panel Edition of 30
8 colors on oak panel
Signed and Numbered