SFMOMA Artists Gallery

 

June 11, 2011 – January 12, 2012

 

Bay Area rock poster art contemporaries Chris Shaw, Chuck Sperry, and Ron Donovan stand out amongst their predecessors in the Bay Area tradition of poster making that spans nearly 50 years. Through their prolific bodies of work, the masterful artists have brought inno­vation, invention, and new meaning to this art form. Each distinc­tively fuses propaganda, imagery, text, and historical art references with Pop and rock-poster art sensibilities to create accessible, relatable imagery that is at once empowering and undeniably populist.

Chris Shaw working in his studio

Minna Street windows

A collaborative art work involving three individually created window installations, Donovan, Shaw, and Sperry layer silkscreen, painting, collage, and mixed media to transform two-dimensional imagery into three-dimensional expression. Showing reverence for man’s commu­nicative nature, they reference the renewal of the idea that art has a purpose.

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Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw & Ron Donovan (silkscreen)

 

Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw & Ron Donovan
April 20, 2010
Slim’s – San Francisco, California
Moonalice series M#274-s1
18″ x 24″
Edition of 175
Signed & Numbered

This poster was a collaboration between Chris Shaw and Ron Donovan. This poster is #274 in the Moonalice poster series, but also the first in an upcoming series of Moonalice screenprints.

Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw & Ron Donovan (silkscreen detail)

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Experience Hendrix Tour poster by Chris Shaw and Ron Donovan

Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tour poster by Chris Shaw & Ron Donovan
March 10 & 11, 2010
The Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, California
Firehouse-Goldenvoice series #94 & #95
20″ x 30″ on 14 pt Cover stock
Edition of 200
Signed & Numbered

This poster was a joint print-venture collaboration between Chris Shaw and Ron Donovan. 200 Posters were printed for each show date on the 10th & 11th of march 2010. Variation prints were also made, measure 20″ x 30″, come signed & numbered, and are listed below.

Experience Hendrix Tour poster by Chris Shaw & Ron Donovan (detail)

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