“Summer of Love,” Chuck Sperry Solo Show
l’Oeil Ouvert Gallery
1 rue de Lucien Sampaix, Paris 75010
June 15 to July 1, 2017
Opening: June 15, 18:00
Rock’n’roll Party: June 21
We are very excited to announce our next solo exposition “Summer of Love,” the return of Chuck Sperry to l’Oeil Ouvert Gallery, Paris, France. Sperry is very pleased to bring dozens and dozens of new pieces screen printed on oak panel and on paper made in the very prolific period since his last visit to Paris in 2016.
“Summer of Love” is the latest traveling exposition of the work of Chuck Sperry, the celebrated screen print artist from San Francisco.
For this solo exposition at l’Oeil Ouvert Gallery, Chuck Sperry presents, not only 12 new limited edition muses printed on oak panel, but also some of his best known screen printed rock concert posters with all of the newest pieces from the past 2 years. We will also release a number of rarities and surprises (one each of Semele, Vivien and Eleutheria)!
Chuck is really happy to present and dedicate his new book, it’s second Silver Edition, “Helikon, The Muses of Chuck Sperry”
Chuck Sperry’s new book “Helikon” gathers together his masterfully screen printed wood panel series of contemporary-classical muses: work inspired by the spirit of the modern rock poster, graffiti, and the utopian ethos of 1960’s psychedelia.
“Helikon” presents 36 sumptuously photographed Sperrys paired with the prose or poem — from Homer to Nick Cave — that inspired each. Over a dozen photos by Shaun Roberts give the reader an intimate portrait of the artist at work.
“Helikon” is Sperry’s beautifully designed, hand-bound coda to 5 years of artwork devoted to the perennial theme of Orphic Dionysian mysteries.
Forward by New York Times’ bestselling author, Charles Bock, Beautiful Children, Alice & Oliver (Random House), and Best of NYC Culture 2016, Village Voice.
“Chuck Sperry is the Underworld’s true alchemist & visionary.” – Nick Cave
“Sperry draws from a deep, classical tradition of storytelling to visualize the famed and obscure characters from mythology. He continues by personifying “Music,” “Justice,” and “Equity” — putting faces on the concepts that seem to inspire his work greatly. Vivid and striking, the works inside Helikon are beautiful on the surface, but combined with the text, both classical and modern, they give insight into the muses that drive Sperry to create.” – Liz Ohanesian, Hi-Fructose, The New Contemporary Art Magazine, vol. 43