In his first solo museum exhibition, Chuck Sperry offers an array of his pop-infused, post-modernist works. “All Access: Exploring Humanism in the Art of Chuck Sperry” opens on Sept. 14 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Running alongside this exhibition is “Litmus Test: Works on Paper from the Psychedelic Era,” a survey of Wes Wilson, Victor Moscoso, and others, with blotter sheets from Sperry, Mark Mothersbaugh, H.R. Giger, and more.
“Sperry has drawn inspiration for this work from the classical Greco-Roman idea of the muses, and their metaphorical home on Mount Helikon — the source of inspiration for all things art and music,” the museum says. “Naiads, nymphs and muses in their richly patterned floral settings make their way into Sperry’s work. Dripping with brightly colored flowers, decked in gold and silver textures, Sperry’s blue-silver muses sing a paean to the long tradition of humanism reactivated in the struggle for social progress, universal human rights, a more perfect democracy and the utopian ideals of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco where Sperry has made his home since 1989.”
See more work from Sperry below.