Spoke Art presents: Chuck Sperry in ‘Heaven of Many a Tangled Hue’

Gallery Openings / Exhibitions

Spoke SF is pleased to present Heaven of Many a Tangled Hue, a solo exhibition by the prolific San Francisco-based artist and master screen printer Chuck Sperry. For his third solo exhibition with Spoke Art, Sperry has created a verdant garden of new work tended by his signature shimmering muses.

Informed by art historical figures such as Gustave Moreau and William Morris, combined with the poetry of P.B. Shelley, Greek Mythology and his home in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, Chuck Sperry has cultivated a distinct style brimming with exuberance and energy. Combined with his masterful printing expertise, Sperry creates ethereal and psychedelically saturated screen prints that draw crowds and dedicated fans around the world.

Creating work for musicians such as The Who, Patti Smith and The Black Keys in addition to his fine art screen prints on panel, Chuck Sperry has also used his artwork for social activism and change. The artist describes his political participation – “Freedom of Speech is our most powerful weapon, and it’s a driving force in my art.”

Please join us for Heaven of Many a Tangled Hue, opening Saturday, April 7th, with an opening night reception from 4pm – 9pm where the artist will be present. All sales will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis with limits per customer. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, April 28th. For more information or additional images, please email us at SF@spoke-art.com

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Heaven of Many a Tangled Hue
A solo exhibition by Chuck Sperry
Opening night reception : Saturday, April 7th, 2018 (4-9pm)
On view: April 7 – 28th, 2018
Spoke Art – 816 Sutter St. San Francisco CA 94109

Artifacts: The Rock Art of EMEK – A Career Retrospective

Gallery Openings / Exhibitions

The Haight Street Art Center invites you to see ARTIFACTS, an exhibition honoring the life and work of pioneering artist Emek. This extensive retrospective highlights many key works from Emek’s award-winning career. Hailed as “the thinking man’s poster artist” by Henry Rollins, Emek is known for his deeply nuanced illustrations, stitching together allusions to popular culture with deeper meditations on a wide variety of issues and causes. In an Emek poster, environmentalism and civil rights merge with rock music in a seamless blend of art and activism. Join us for this exclusive exhibition devoted to one of history’s most innovative and acclaimed poster artists.

Opening Reception: Saturday February 24th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00am to 5:00pm

The Haight Street Art Center
215 Haight St (at Laguna)
San Francisco, CA 94102

***ART SHOW RELEASE PRINT & General Art at Show (for purchase) info.

On February 24th at 6pm visitors will have the opportunity to get a commemorative silkscreen, made for Emeks’ HSAC art show. “Artifacts” is a 24″ x 18″ silkscreen print on Gold Foil paper. A limited edition of 300 is available only at the Haight Street Art Center on Opening Day and available until all 300 are gone. Each poster is signed, numbered & doodled by the honored artist.

There will be roughly 100 miscellaneous posters for sale at the HSAC Gift Shop and 200 posters on display throughout the museum. Hoodies and an assortment of rare items Emek has made throughout his 25 year career, including a few GD50 “Grateful Dead Couple” Dictionary prints and other surprise works will also be sold at the HSAC Gift Shop.

Emek will be in attendance for the “Artifacts” 25 Year Retrospective HSAC Art Opening on February 24th from 6- 8pm PST for meet & greet, autographs and selfies

Two Print Exhibits at Helikon Gallery in Denver

Helikon Gallery in Denver has brand new print releases from two exhibits currently on display.

The first exhibit is called ‘Pixel Palette II: The Art of Digital Painting’ and it features 19 artists from around the world whose work is created using the computer as a painting medium. All work is available to be purchased through their online store HERE

The second exhibit is a solo show by John Vogl called ‘Gazes’ which features a huge array of original digital paintings printed as giclees and screenprints with a small selection of original works as well. All work is available on their online store HERE

‘O Coen, Where Art Thou?’ a tribute to the films of the Coen Brothers @ Spoke Art

Gallery Openings / Exhibitions

O Coen, Where Art Thou?
a group show inspired by the Coen Brothers
February 3rd – 25th, 2018

SPOKE NYC is pleased to present O Coen, Where Art Thou? a tribute art show by over fifty artists from around the world celebrating the films of American filmmakers, Joel & Ethan Coen. Drawing inspiration from the duo’s classic films such as Fargo & True Grit, the exhibition is comprised of a diverse array of painting, sculpture, and limited edition prints, with each artist offering their interpretation of iconic characters in the Coen Brothers films.

The original works from the exhibition are viewable via the link HERE and details on the opening night can be seen on their Facebook Event Page

Serigraph Invitational group show hosted by Spoke Art

Gallery Openings / Exhibitions

Spoke Art San Francisco is pleased to present the first annual Serigraph Invitational group show, featuring an all-star lineup of international artists focusing on analog and screen printing as a medium and process.

Typically working with art directors and clients for commercial and licensed projects,
SERIGRAPH allows this curated artist list a creative freedom not commonly found in their day to day work. Allowing for an exploration of artistic practice in a completely restriction-freespace has resulted in stunning array of works within the medium.

Please join us for the SERIGRAPH opening Thursday, November 30th, with an opening night reception from 6pm-9pm. Prints will be available on a first come, first served basis and some artists will be in attendance. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, December 22nd, 2017.

Spoke Art
816 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California 94109
Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/150289168916273/

***Artwork is available for purchase online now HERE.

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok Art Showcase Show Opening @ Hero Complex Gallery

Gallery Openings / Exhibitions

Marvel’s next film, Thor: Ragnarok, opens in two short weeks and in partnership with the film, Hero Complex Gallery is pleased to announce our newest collaboration with Marvel, Fandango FanShop and Grey Matter Art with our next exhibition, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok Art Showcase.

Immense appreciation to Disney, Fandango and Grey Matter Art for their continued support, hard work and dedication to this project, and special thanks to A Shop Called Quest for zooming in with their assistance on the comic wall that will be on display.

The gallery opening will take place on Friday, October 20th, from 7-10pm in Los Angeles, just two weeks before the film opens on November 3rd (get your tickets here), featuring new original works inspired by the creativity and originality of all things Thor, here are a few peeks at works that will be on display at the event:

WHO: Hero Complex Gallery

WHAT: Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok Art Showcase

WHEN: Show Opening Friday, October 20th, 7-10pm!
Additional hours through November 5th, W-Sun, 11a-6p

WHERE: Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D
Los Angeles, CA 90034

ARTISTS: 100% Soft, Marko Manev, Vance Kelly

BEVERAGES: Complimentary Drinks

GIVEAWAY: Free Dan Mumford print giveaway to all attendees
(while supplies last!)

PARKING: Free Parking one block south of us on HIllsboro Street

Galerie F presents: ‘Red and Royal’ by Andrew Ghrist

Gallery Openings / Exhibitions

Andrew Ghrist is a Chicago based artist, illustrator, and printmaker with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work consists of equal parts fantastic organic illustration of nature and graphic elements created by the printmaking process. Andrew Ghrist’s prints, and even more so his original drawings, exhibit dedication to craftsmanship and detail, transforming the work into artifacts of countless hours spent diligently crouched over an image.

Andrew Ghrist’s new exhibition “Red and Royal” is collection of work that explores the majesty of the avian world with a color so powerful it runs through our veins. One can experience the reverence that Ghrist has for birds through his labored representations of this diverse group of creatures. There is a level of emotion expressed through every feather carefully crafted by the strokes of red ink. Ghrist takes the time to highlight these marvelous birds depicting them with crowns enhancing their regal presences. The birds themselves are a work of art, with an elegance that never seems to wane and is only enhanced by the shades of vermilion and scarlet.

On Friday, June 9th from 6–10PM Galerie F Underground presents this rich collection of brand new works from beloved local talent, Andrew Ghrist
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Spoke Art SF presents: ‘Anthropomorphized Anomalies’ by David Welker

Gallery Openings / Exhibitions

Spoke Art is pleased to present ‘Anthropomorphized Anomalie’s, a solo exhibition by acclaimed New York-based artist and illustrator David Welker. Exploring architecture, fish and landscape in his signature surreal style, Welker has created a dynamic range of original drawings and limited edition prints.

Working primarily with ink and graphite on paper and vellum, Welker has returned to subjects that fascinated him as a child – the anthropomorphic qualities found in objects in his environment. In this latest body of work, the artist imbues poisonous fish, buildings, landscapes and vehicles with humanistic qualities and a life of
their own.

Please join us for Anthropomorphized Anomalies, opening Saturday, June 3rd, with an opening night reception from 6pm-9pm. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, June 24th. For more information or additional images, please email us at SF@spokeart.com