Spoke Art presents: ‘PTV – A Group Show’

Gallery Openings / Exhibitions

Spoke Art is pleased to present P.T.V. – a group exhibition featuring members of the Bay Area graffiti crew Punks Thugs and Vandals. Including a diverse array of artistic styles, inspirations and backgrounds, the crew’s distinctive characters are familiar to Oakland and San Francisco locals, international travelers and beyond.

Starting in 2007, following a San Francisco Department of Public works press conference proclaiming “It is currently up to the Punks, Thugs and Vandals what artwork goes up in the city,” a group of friends began writing the moniker as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the city’s stance on street art. Known for their characters and collaborative pieces, the members of P.T.V. blend styles and genres to find commonality between “punk, hiphop, ska, reggae and taking that same recipe into graffiti, politics and fine art.”

PTV characters can be spotted close to home in Oakland and across the US and internationally in South America, South East Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Please join us Friday, June 7th from 6 – 10pm for the opening reception of P.T.V. We will also be releasing a new limited edition screen print and enamel pin by GATS available first for attendees of the opening. For more information, or additional images, please email us at sf@spoke-art.com.


WHAT : P.T.V. – a group show
WHEN : Opening Reception: June 7th, 6 – 10pm | On View: June 7 – 29, 2019
WHERE : Classic Cars West Beer Garden | 411 26th Street Oakland, CA

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE : https://www.facebook.com/events/2043079169148815/

Spoke Art presents: Tim Doyle’s “UnReal Estate: Secret Headquarters”

Gallery Openings / Exhibitions

SPOKE ART is pleased to welcome back gallery artist Tim Doyle for his sixth solo exhibition. For this year’s installment of his on-going “UnReal Estate” series, Doyle has tackled all new locations from cinema, television and comic’s most popular cult classics, re-imagining their locales in his signature illustrative style.

Since its conception in 2012, Doyle has tackled a wide range of famous pop culture locales, ranging from the wildly popular and recognizable to the more underground and cult-classic. For this new body of work, Doyle has covered some of his most beloved shows like The Simpsons while exploring new territories like The Transformers and Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke. This is the first installment of his UnReal Estate series that he’s blended television, cinema and comics, which makes for a truly unique display.

“UnReal Estate: Secret Headquarters”

a solo exhibition from artist Tim Doyle

February 2nd – 3rd, 2019

Spoke Art
816 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Opening reception: Saturday, February 2nd from 6 PM to 9 PM – Event Page
Saturday, February 2nd from 6 PM to 9 PM
Sunday, February 3rd from 11 AM to 6 PM

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

RVSP at https://www.facebook.com/events/219273248626970/

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