The Flowers of Popular Victories
World renown American screen-print artist Chuck Sperry from San Francisco will be creating a special contemporary art installation and showing his new original large-scale works of art at the Oratorio Santa Maria in Selaa, Tellaro. 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, exhibited in Tellaro for the first time, 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. This is his first ever solo site-specific installation.
On Monday, June 10, 2013, The Comune di Lerici will debut a special week long site-specific installation and solo exposition of Chuck Sperry’s art at the beautiful Oratorio Santa Maria in Selaa in the heart of the old port of Tellaro and with a breathtaking view of the sea. Mr Sperry will be creating an very special installation and is including a dozen large-scale, screen-printed works of art. In addition over 75 of Chuck Sperry’s limited edition silkscreened concert posters will be available with some of his newest posters on view.
The exhibition will open Monday, June 10th with an opening night reception and party that is free and open to the public. The reception begins at 6pm. The show will be on view to the general public until June 15.
Sperry will bring the public into a total environment, one that includes sound and light, in an unconventional revision of the historical oratorial use of the specific setting of the art exhibition.
Franz Treichler – singer of The Young Gods – was commissioned by Sperry to create a pre-recorded soundtrack to advantage the unique acoustic quality of the Oratorio.
Bill Ham – acknowledged Master of the Psychedelic light show – has exclusively released a digital beam projection light show for Sperry’s installation will be on view on the face of the Oratorio di Santa Maris in Selaa on every night of the installation, starting at dusk.
A special concert of RADIO ZERO will finish the exhibition at the Oratorio on Friday, June 15 with an after party and Chuck Sperry rock poster exposition at Red Fish Cafe with DJ Spike.
About Chuck Sperry:
Sperry works in San Francisco, but exhibits internationally from Athens to Argentina, Bristol to Belgrade. By conducting workshops and lectures all over the planet, Sperry’s tutelage has inspired a new generation of rock poster and silkscreen artists worldwide.
Sperry’s artwork has been exhibited at leading San Francisco art institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; his prints have been archived by the Achenbach Graphics Arts Council, The Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), the United States Library of Congress, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He has participated in a variety of international art fairs including Scope Art Fair, San Francisco ArtPad, Buenos Aires Art Fair, and Art Basel Miami.
He is represented in San Francisco by Varnish Fine Art Gallery, and in Rome by Mondo Bizzarro Gallery.
Who: Comune di Lerici presents “The Flowers of Popular Victories”
What: Special installation and solo art exhibit of Chuck Sperry’s newest large-scale screen printed works of art
When: June 10, 2013 – June 15, 2013
Where: Hosted at Oratorio di Santa Maria in Selaa,Tellaro
Comune di Lerici – http://www.comune.lerici.sp.it
Chuck Sperry – http://sperry.wpengine.com
The Young Gods – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Young_Gods
Bill Ham: http://www.billhamlights.com/history.html