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Pearl Jam Miami Poster by Chuck Sperry

On April 9, 2016, in Rock Posters, by squirt

Pearl Jam April 9, 2016 Miami, FL poster by Chuck Sperry

Pearl Jam, American Airlines Arena, Miami 2016
19.75 x 35
5 colors on cream paper
Artist Edition of 100
Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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I am honored to be working with Pearl Jam, one of my generation’s most creative, pioneering rock groups. For their Miami, South Florida appearance, I created a beautiful mermaid in a old school rock poster tattoo style, holding a “PJ” trident in one hand and a mysterious, glowing “impossible shape,” a forth dimensional triangle, to suggest the mystery of nature in the other hand. I hand screen printed this with hand-mixed gold inks, and translucent color layers, for an effect that glows.

Poster back shows my inspiration from the Pearl Jam song “Force of Nature”:

Pearl Jam April 9, 2016 Miami, FL poster by Chuck Sperry (back)

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 The Who "Pete Townshend" 50th Anniversary North American Tour 2016 poster by Chuck Sperry

The Who, 50th Anniversary North American Tour 2016
“Pete Townshend”
21 x 31
Edition of 600
7 colors on cream paper
Signed and Numbered

The Who “Roger Daltrey” 50th Anniversary North American Tour 2016 poster by Chuck Sperr

The Who, 50th Anniversary North American Tour 2016
“Roger Daltrey”
31 x 21
Edition of 600
7 colors on cream paper
Signed and Numbered

My Who posters are officially available through The Who in a very limited (framed, plexiglas) release HERE.

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My successful collaboration with The Who continues with a pair of matching posters commemorating one of the greatest bands on earth as they continue their 50th Anniversary North American Tour. I am deeply honored to present my portrait posters of Who icons Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

I felt the designs should reflect a fresh take on a psychedelic attitude which has transformed the world from the neighborhood I call home. I recruited my talented Haight-Ashbury neighbor, famed rock photographer, Michael Zagaris and he offered me iconic photos of The Who to use with his permission for the project. The work of another Haight-Ashbury neighbor, light show genius, Bill Ham, served as an inspiration for the psychedelic light painting backgrounds. I’ve had the great pleasure to work with Michael Zagaris and Bill Ham on numerous projects over the years, and their work and spirit has served as an important source of guidance and inspiration.

I poured my love for The Who into the seven hand-screenprinted colors of both of my limited edition posters. I printed both posters in heavy gold and silver, hand mixed inks. A very subtle lavender pearlescent glaze has been printed over both Roger and Pete which adds a near subliminal luster to the gold metallic, and tingling pearlescent sparkle to the white areas in both figures. I’m extremely happy with the result, and couldn’t be more proud to have made these two pieces of art for one of the best rock bands on earth!

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Semele

Semele, 2016
20 x 30.75
Edition of 30
7 colors on oak panel
Signed and Numbered

Out of Print: Pushing the Boundaries in the Art of Print

March 19 – May 29, 2016

I am deeply honored to participate in the upcoming exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art entitled “Out of Print: Pushing the Boundaries in the Art of Print.” I will be revealing my newest piece at the exhibition in the Museum: “Semele,” an oak panel screen print, based on art made for Widespread Panic’s legendary concert at Madison Square Garden in 2013. In addition, my screen printed art panel, “Justice,” which premiered at Spoke Art Gallery’s appearance at New York Comic Convention, 2014, has been received into the permanent collection of the Museum at this exhibition.

I invite all of you to attend during the two month duration of this exciting exhibition!

“Out of Print” Opening: March 19, 2016

Seasonal Party to celebrate “Out of Print”: Friday, April 8, 2016 – Facebook Event

Thanks to everyone who contacted the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to acquire my “Semele” piece! There was overwhelming response. This piece is no longer available. 

Also on view!

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Justice, 2014
(Received into the permanent collection of the Museum)
18 x 24
Edition of 25
7 colors on oak panel
Signed and Numbered

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Olympia, 2014
29 x 23
Edition of 25
8 colors on oak panel
Signed and Numbered

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Daphne, 2014
23 x 31.5
Edition of 25
7 colors on oak panel
Signed and Numbered

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More about the exhibition:

Exhibiting artists: Bill Fick, Chuck Sperry, Crystal Wagner, Dennis McNett, Greg Gossel, Morning Breath, Ravi Zupa, and Troy Lovegates.

Printing is one of the oldest forms of art. Woodblock printing was the first to develop as early as 220 A.D. in China. From this point, printing evolved into many forms, most memorably by way of the invention of the printing press around 1440 that served as the most efficient way to educate the masses through newspapers and books.

In all this time the medium is still relevant, but more important, artists are finding new ways with which to use old methods. This exhibition showcases a select handful of artists who are reshaping the old ways into new on multiple levels.

This body of work serves as evidence that traditional printing is far from obsolete, but it will continue to be used and expanded by artists looking for new ways to express themselves: in with the new, and out and with the old.

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More about the Chuck Sperry:

Born in 1962 in Dayton, Ohio, Chuck Sperry received his education from the University of Missouri, School of Journalism, with a dual major in Art and Journalism.

For over 20 years, the artist has explored his unique signature style of silkscreen technique that blends splendid artistry with impeccable craftsmanship. With perfect precision, Sperry utilizes many color layers, translucent inks, metallic inks mixed from raw powder, in his complex designs.

The pieces Sperry selected for “Out of Print” reflect his ongoing exploration of Classical subjects updated to the 21st Century, with echoes of the Vienna Secession and Belle Époque. Sperry’s art is energized by the political street art and the concert posters he has prolifically created throughout his life. The pieces in this exhibition express the synergy of social concern and popular iconography, graffiti and detourned classical themes, political themes and imagery drawn from the Century-long world tradition of poster-making.

Renee de Cossio, curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art:

“Never known for following the consensus of any art establishment, Chuck Sperry has a strict loyalty to his craft, and has become a leading innovator of the rock poster art form.  His suspicion and disdain for mainstream American politics often characterizes his approach to making art.   With a sincere dedication to a broad public audience, Sperry reflects a social consciousness and draws much from the immediate urban environment.”

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Details of Sperry art in “Out of Print” at Fort Wayne Museum of Art:

Semele-Chuck-Sperry-detail

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I am very proud to announce that I will be showing my newest work with Spoke Art Gallery at C2E2, the Midwest’s largest comic convention happening in Chicago this March. Please join Spoke Art at booth #568 in the Block section of the convention.

This oak panel will be exclusively released only at C2E2!

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Midnight In The Garden of Good & Evil, 2016
21 x 31
Edition of 30
7 colors on oak panel
Signed and Numbered

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