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Mind Spring at Varnish Fine Art

Mind Spring
Chuck Sperry, Chris Shaw, Ron Donovan

New paintings, installations, and limited silkscreen editions

Artist Reception: January 14, 2012, 4pm to 7pm
show on view from January 14th – February 18th.

Lending rock and alternative music a form of visual expression in sync with their urban environments, Chuck SperryChris Shaw, and Ron Donovan embrace, alter, re-assign meaning and re-contextualize images until they become the medium-the subject emerging, used purposely–irreverently or reverently–to transform ephemeral events and experiences into a lexicon of shared cultural visual memory.

Donovan, Shaw and Sperry have made their living creating expressive contemporary prints and posters for both the collector and the general public whose capacity for images is not just at its maximum, but teetering on overload. Dedication to their craft has rewarded them with a mastery of color theory, composition and print design that creates a language that can be seen, perhaps almost heard, amidst a visually competitive, urban environment. Never known for following the consensus of any art establishment, these three have a strict loyalty to their craft, and have become leading innovators of the rock poster art form. Their suspicion and disdain for mainstream American politics often characterizes their approach to making art. With a sincere dedication to a broad public audience, they reflect a social consciousness and draw much from the immediate urban environment.” – Renee de Cossio, curator SFMOMA

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Varnish Fine Art
16 Jesse Street, #C 120, San Francisco
phone: (415) 433-4400

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Pictures from the Moonalice Poster Show

On November 15, 2011, in Photos, by NC

David Singer newest Moonalice poster

The band Moonalice, known for giving out a free poster at every show, hosted the Moonalice Poster & Art show in Fairfax, California on November 4 & 5, 2011. Artists in attendance signing posters over the weekend included:

The band’s perfomance can be watched for free at Moonalice.com

Photos cour­tesy of: Ron Schaeffer. Additional pictures available on Facebook

 

Moonalice Poster Show in Fairfax Pavilion - Nov 4th & 5th

The Art of Moonalice Poster Show

featuring The Moonalice Poster Series & Artwork by:
Chris Shaw • David Singer  • Chuck Sperry • Ron Donovan • Wendy Wright • Dave Hunter • Wes Wilson • Stanley Mouse • Alexandra Fischer • Dennis Loren • Lee Conklin • Lauren Yurkovich • John Mavroudis • John Seabury • Carolyn Ferris • Dennis Larkins • Claude Shade • Darrin Brenner

FREE!

Friday, November 4, 2011 • 6pm – 9pm

with an acoustic perfomance by
The Rowan Bros.

Saturday November 5, 2011 • Noon – 9pm

with an acoustic performance by
Moonalice

The Poster show ends up at 19 Broadway on Saturday for a performance by Moonalice.

Some (not all) artists will be present as well as Refreshments

Directions via Google Maps (enter your address below):


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Saturday October 8th in San Francisco

 Festival of Rock Posters poster by Carolyn Ferris

Our annual Fall Classic, the TRPS Festival of Rock Posters is set to go for Saturday October 8th, 2011 at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park in the beautiful city of San Francisco.

Featuring rock poster artists and dealers from around the country, this is the biggest rock poster event of its kind anywhere! Those of you who have attended this show in the past know that this is the one not to miss. We bring in the best of the best, and you’ll find everything from vintage psychedelic treasures to the best of the modern silkscreen movement. This year’s version promises to offer another stellar lineup!

The Hall of Flowers (Old County Fair Building) is at the corner of Ninth and Lincoln on the South edge of the Park, not far from the Haight, the DeYoung Museum, and the Academy of Sciences. There are plenty of great restaurants close by, too. Heck, make it a weekend and bring the family to enjoy the great weather, an awesome poster event, and everything else San Francisco has to offer!

The TRPS Festival of Rock Posters runs from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Admission is $10 for the public, and $5 for TRPS members with card. Yes, you can join up (or renew) there and take advantage of the member discount.

Artists & Vendors Lineup

    • Firehouse Kustom Rockart Co. – Chuck Sperry & Ron Donovan (Double space)
    • Wes Wilson
    • Emek
    • Lee Conklin
    • Chris Shaw
    • Alexandra Fischer
    • Paul Imagine
    • Reg Williams (Straight Theater)
    • Bill Ham
    • Paul Getchell
    • Perry Pfeffer
    • Marq Spusta
    • John Seabury
    • Billy Perkins
    • David Singer
    • Randy Tuten
    • Sean Carroll
    • ClassicPosters.com
    • Tea Lautrec Litho
    • Sean Carroll
    • Eric King
    • Dennis Loren
    • Carolyn Ferris
    • Stacie Willoughby
    • Dan Katra
    • Ryan Kerrigan
    • Cliff Yamasaki
    • Kris Mikkelson
    • Sherwood Donahue
    • Sal Dichiera
    • Vince Dugar
    • Larry Freeman
    • Stanley Mouse
    • Dave Hunter
    • Gregg Gordon
    • Summer Makovkin
    • John Frankel
    • Tom Hill
    • Pat Ryan
    • Josh Hunter
    • Alan Hynes
    • S.F. Rockposters
    • John Mavroudis
    • Derek Johnson
    • & Tripp

See you in San Francisco!

Directions

(note: Hall of Flowers has been renamed the SF County Fair Building. If you use Google Maps, the Hall of Flowers is not listed, use SF County Fair Building instead. Sorry for any confusion)

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