The Flowers of Popular Victories
World renown American screen-print artist Chuck Sperry from San Francisco will be showing his new original large-scale works of art at Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Rome. 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 Rome 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 show.
On Friday, June 7, 2013, Mondo Bizzarro Gallery of Rome will debut a special month long solo exposition of Chuck Sperry’s art. Mr Sperry will be showing 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 Friday, June 7th with an opening night reception and party that is free and open to the public. The reception begins at 6pm and the first 25 attendees will receive an exclusive limited edition screen print to commemorate the occasion. The show will be on view to the general public until July 10.
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institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; his prints have been archived by the Achenbach Graphics Arts Council, The Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), the United States Library of Congress,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: Mondo Bizzarro Gallery presents “The Flowers of Popular Victories”
What: a solo art exhibit of Chuck Sperry’s newest large-scale screen printed works of art
When: June 7, 2013 – July 10, 2013
Where: Hosted at Mondo Bizzarro Gallery: Via Sicilia, 251 / 00187 Rome, Italy / +39 06 4424 7451
Mondo Bizzarro Gallery – http://www.mondobizzarrogallery.com
Chuck Sperry – http://sperry.wpengine.com