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Rock Poster Art From The San Francisco Ballroom Era and Beyond

Rock Poster Art

From The San Francisco Ballroom Era and Beyond

March 28 – April 30, 2011
Santa Rosa Junior College
Mahoney Library Gallery, Petaluma Campus
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
Petaluma, CA 94952-2522

San Francisco in the 1960s produced many lasting cultural innovations, among them a renaissance of creativity in the graphic arts centered around the promotion of rock music. Drawing upon and extending such 19th and turn of the century influences as French painter and illustrator Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Czechoslovakian Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha, Austrian symbolist Gustav Klimt, and the lettering style of Vienna Secessionist Alfred Roller, the poster artists of the 1960s San Francisco ballroom scene revolutionized the graphic arts, blurring the boundaries between pictorial image and text, between the disposable and the collectible, and between commercial and fine art. This exhibition features the work of several of the most influential of the San Francisco rock poster artists, all with strong ties to the Redwood Empire: Lee Conklin, Stanley Mouse, Victor Moscoso, and David Singer.

 

Gallery Talk & Reception

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7:00 pm
Mahoney Library Reading Room, Petaluma Campus
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
Petaluma, CA 94952-2522

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