Harman Projects is thrilled to present Idyllion, a solo exhibition by Oakland-based artist and master screen printer Chuck Sperry. This exhibition is our latest collaboration with the artist, following several Incredible solos shows in San Francisco, Santa Monica and New York City.
Tucked away in the expansive Hangar 18 located in Oakland, CA, local legend Chuck Sperry can often be found creating stunning and inspirational screen prints with eye-melting inks and shimmering papers. Throughout his thirty plus year career Sperry has found inspiration in the beauty and realities of the world, past and present. Continuing his series of “Muses”, Idyllion is a large scale collection and celebration of Chuck’s admiration for Greek mythology and the strength of femininity.
Never one to shy away from the political zeitgeist and passion for human rights that the Bay Area is renowned for, Sperry has created and donated his work to continue the fight for equality. Most recently, his “Equal Rights, Flower of Democracy” artwork was part of an effort to raise awareness for the Equal Rights Amendment on the United States and in support of this cause the gallery and artist are proud to donate a percentage of sales in support of Vote Equality as well as the Consciousness Alliance.
Idyllion, is a collection and celebration of the multiple worlds Sperry has been able to captivate since the early 1990s. Gig posters from internationally revered musicians, unforgettably gorgeous Muses with intricate patterns on a shimmering foils, prints on blotter paper and his new book of the same name, will present the audience with an experience into the universe Chuck has been intricately creating for years.
With his decades of experience and an unwavering growth in execution, these works build on Sperry’s combination of classic design elements, captivating Muses and hand-mixed inks, that together with a depth of texture not often associated with the format, create an unforgettable image. New limited edition screen prints on wood panel will be available at the exhibition, along with custom framed prints pulled from the artist’s personal archives. The exhibition will also serve as the world premier of two new collectible categories, an oversized blotter edition and a deluxe postcard set. Idyllion, the latest monograph to chronicle this growing body of work will also be available exclusively in-person at the exhibition.
Please join us Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd for this special three-day exhibition. The artist will be in attendance. Due to the popularity of this event, ticketed admission is required.