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Super Science Fair: A Pop Culture Experiment By Tom Whalen & Dave Perillo To Open At The Spoke Art Gallery On November 3, 2016

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Spoke Art Gallery is pleased to present Super Science Fair – A Pop Culture Experiment by Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo. Inspired by sci-fi universes from Godzilla to Willy Wonka, Whalen and Perillo have reimagined pop culture staples in their bright, illustrative vector styles. Each nostalgically modern, limited-edition print puts a playful spin on classic favorites.

Both Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo are heavily influenced by their backgrounds in design and typography as well as a mutual love for all things sci-fi and super hero related. Each artists’ work explores the science behind their favorite films and characters from Aliens to Xenomorphs with concise and dynamic compositions. One part mid-century advertisements, a hand full of cult classics and spiced with pop culture inspirations, Whalen and Perillo have brewed up their version of a science fair. New infographic pieces detailing planets from galaxies far, far, away, Pee Wee’s Breakfast Machine, and a spec sheet for the U.S.S. Sulaco will guide you on this science experiment.

Dave Perillo cites Mary Blair, Walt Disney, Jim Henson and Charles Schultz among his key Super Science Fair influences. For Super Science Perillo has created a series of public service announcements, informational pamphlets and guides. Intergalactic communications, how to grow a dinosaur, and time travel through the ages each seamlessly blends sci-fi heroes with a nod to advertising of the 50’s and 60’s.

Tom Whalen lists comic book artists and illustrators such as Todd McFarlane, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby and Saul Bass as vital inspiration from an early age. Whalen’s latest work spins Reed Richards (Fantastic Four) and Dr. Bowman (2001: A Space Odyssey) as pulp magazine covers. A complete guide to extraordinary beasts details the origin and first sightings for gremlins, wampas and more.

The opening reception will be on Thursday November 3, 2016 from 6-10PM and the exhibit will run until November 26th.

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Spoke Art Announces UnReal Estate IV: The Movie By Tim Doyle Opening On July 2, 2015

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

“UnReal Estate IV: The Movie” is a complete transformation from previous years, shifting the artist’s focus towards the big screen. Paying homage to some of cinema’s iconic locations, Doyle is able to reconstruct these landscapes in his personal surreal style. One could say that the environments of these movies are just as important as the characters that inhabit them. Doyle has not limited himself to one genre but rather explored a multitude of different films, covering everything from Miyazaki’s inspired “Sprited Away” to Tarantino’s edgy “Pulp Fiction”.

Since it’s debut in 2012, the “UnReal Estate” series has been a massive success, with all three previous shows selling out in full. For “UnReal Estate IV: The Movie” Doyle has interpreted a wide range of iconic movie locales, ranging from contemporary to classical. Through the artist’s perspective, we are given a glimpse into Doyle’s alternate cinematic view, completely recognizable yet entirely original.

Comprised of a total of ten designs, Doyle has created both original pen and ink drawings as well as hand-pulled screen prints (with accompanying variant editions) Starting with hand-drawn illustrations, Doyle then scans and digitally colors in his original illustrations. From there he screen-prints all his editions in-house at his Austin studio, Nakatomi. With immense precision and craftsmanship, Doyle utilizes clever printing techniques such as split fountains andglow in the dark inks to add a special element to each design. A veritable display, “UnReal Estate IV: The Movie” truly showcases the artist’s ranging talents as both anillustrator and screen-printer.

Limited edition prints will be available first to attendees of the July 2nd opening reception, with remaining copies available online the following week. As a special treat to all attendees, there will be an exclusive limited edition give-away print, only available to the first 50 people at the opening. The artist will be in attendance and complimentary beverages will be served.

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Spoke Art Gallery Presents, “Bad Dads” Their 4th Annual Art Exhibit Dedicated To The Films of Wes Anderson Opening On November 1, 2013

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Spoke Art Gallery is pleased to present, “Bad Dads” their 4th annual art exhibit dedicated to the films of Wes Anderson.

Since it’s inception in 2010, Bad Dads has become a yearly tradition at Spoke Art. The exhibition, which debuts on Halloween weekend, opens to the public with a fun and free costume party, and this year Spoke Art will expand the show also to the Castro Theatre for a one night triple screening of Anderson’s films.

Featuring over 100 artists from around the globe, “Bad Dads” presents a diverse look at the inspiration that abounds within, and from, Anderson’s dynamic films. For this exhibit, expect a wide range of affordable and original paintings and sculpture, alongside a bevy of limited edition screen prints and posters.

Join Spoke Art on Friday, November 1st and Saturday November 2nd at the gallery on Sutter Street in San Francisco for the opening night reception and Halloween costume party art show. Then, meet at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, November 3rd for a triple screening of Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom.

“Bad Dads” will be on view from November 1st – November 23rd.

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