Chuck Sperry's "Heaven of Many a Tangled Hue" @ Spoke Art

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Postby mfaith on Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:50 pm

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Heaven of Many a Tangled Hue
Spoke Art San Francisco
816 Sutter Street
April 7 - 28, 2018

Chuck Sperry’s screen printed panels burst with energy and color, executed with a refinement of technique gained from 25 years producing his own prints. Dripping with brightly colored flowers, decked in gold and silver textures, Sperry’s blue-silver muses sing a paean to the long tradition of humanism reactivated in the struggle for social progress, universal human rights, a more perfect democracy and the utopian ideals of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood where Sperry has made his home since 1989.

The show title and work included draw inspiration from P. B. Shelley’s poem “The Sensitive Plant” — a meditation on the permanence of beauty and the impermanence of life. Shelley’s poem is set in a verdant garden of flowers representing pagan spirits tended by a maiden Venus:

I dare not guess; but in this life
Of error, ignorance, and strife,
Where nothing is, but all things seem,
And we the shadows of the dream,

It is a modest creed, and yet
Pleasant if one considers it,
To own that death itself must be,
Like all the rest, a mockery.

That garden sweet, that lady fair,
And all sweet shapes and odours there,
In truth have never passed away:
’Tis we, ’tis ours, are changed; not they.

For love, and beauty, and delight,
There is no death nor change: their might
Exceeds our organs, which endure
No light, being themselves obscure.


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Postby sidewaysscott on Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:52 pm

ohh, i want that one.
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Postby Woo5lscott on Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:42 pm

sidewaysscott wrote:ohh, i want that one.

Same...I need a PB :drool:
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Postby jkw3000 on Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:46 pm

The campout starts now.
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Postby Woo5lscott on Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:51 pm

jkw3000 wrote:The campout starts now.


I made an ISO thread. That’s all I can do
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Postby kansasbbq on Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:54 pm

Is GBD already there?
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Postby RiotAct on Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:31 pm

kansasbbq wrote:Is GBD already there?


who??????
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Postby mfaith on Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:18 pm

yosquirt wrote:"Kalligeneia" from my solo show "Heaven of Many a Tangled Hue" on April 7 at 4 pm to 9 pm at Spoke Art, San Francisco - 816 Sutter Street - @spoke_art

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Postby pvecchi on Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:47 am

Those panels look awesome. Wish I was closer to go to the show
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Postby mfaith on Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:43 pm

Spoke Art wrote:Sperry has created seven editions on oak panel, two of which will be brand new images (with accompanying editions on paper.) Additionally, we will have a carefully curated selection of works on paper pulled directly from the artist's personal archives.


Includes a Zelda dad clause:
Spoke Art wrote:There will be a limit of one oak panel, two archive paper prints and two new paper editions per person. No pre-sales will be available, customers must be over the age of 18, and we are unable to provide shipping services for in-gallery purchases.
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Postby RiotAct on Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:34 pm

mfaith wrote:
Spoke Art wrote:Sperry has created seven editions on oak panel, two of which will be brand new images (with accompanying editions on paper.) Additionally, we will have a carefully curated selection of works on paper pulled directly from the artist's personal archives.



teh dylanz!!!
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Postby cchang on Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:18 pm

mfaith wrote:
yosquirt wrote:"Kalligeneia" from my solo show "Heaven of Many a Tangled Hue" on April 7 at 4 pm to 9 pm at Spoke Art, San Francisco - 816 Sutter Street - @spoke_art



That looks excellent on the wood panel. Can't wait for the show.
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Postby davethewave on Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:15 pm

Hoping folks at least Google the history of the titles of the ladies, but nothing wrong with appreciating the art as-is, obviously.
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Postby DoubleDown on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:42 pm

What’s the line count at?
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Postby Jpup on Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:51 pm

DoubleDown wrote:What’s the line count at?


27 atm
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