Peoples Art of Portland, Po Boy Art/Jason Brown, and Chris Haberman presents…
A Chuck Sperry Retrospective
Featuring around 300 works by celebrated international graphic artist, Chuck Sperry. His largest show to date. Chuck will be in attendance for the opening.
Reception: Saturday, August 17. 5-9pm.
Show runs August 17-September 15.
Gallery OPEN – Thurs-Sunday, NOON-6pm.
The World of Chuck Sperry
We are proud to present this very unique show by world renowned screen-print artist Chuck Sperry. Mr. Sperry will be showing his new original large-scale works of art exclusively at The Peoples Art of Portland Gallery in Pioneer Place Mall, located in Portland, Oregon. This show comes off a large scale tour this summer by Sperry throughout Italy. Flowers/Tour Poster Footage/Rome: “The Flowers of Popular Victories” Tour Program | Chuck Sperry
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 Portland 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.
Chuck Sperry lives in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, where he’s made his particular style of rock poster designs for over 15 years. He operates Hangar 18, a silkscreen print studio, located in Oakland, California. Sperry works in San Francisco, but exhibits internationally from Athens to Argentina, Bristol to Belgrade (visited Belgrade at the invitation of The Cultural Minster of Serbia).
By conducting workshops and lectures all over the planet, Sperry’s tutelage has inspired a new generation of rock poster and silkscreen artists worldwide.
His 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institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; his prints have been archived by the Achenbach Graphics Arts Council, The Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), the United States Library of Congress,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 brought his rock artistry to projects for Goldenvoice, Live Nation, Virgin Megastore, Guitar Center, Random House, Harper Collins, Harvard University Press, Nylon, and Wired.
Released in early 2009, the documentary film “American Artifact” prominently features Chuck Sperry. He has been featured in documentaries for film and television in the US, Europe and Australia.
One can find his art featured in many books, most notably The Art of Modern Rock, Peace Signs, The Anti-War Movement Illustrated, and Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo.
Sperry has honed the craft of designing and hand screen printing for over 15 years to become recognized throughout the world as one of the foremost rock poster artists and printmakers. Elevating the craft to fine art, Sperry creates socio-political artwork beyond rock. He adheres to the ideal that beauty strengthens his message.
few things Chuck will have . . many more on top of these
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