Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Jeff Soto Potatostamp 15 Years of Posters Gallery Show

This Saturday Jeff Soto will be in Austin for Potatostamp: 15 Years of Posters by Jeff Soto, his first ever exhibit of prints! This show is a retrospective of his screenprinted gig posters and fine art prints from the last 15 years, and features over 60 prints on display.
A different frame of mind comes into play when creating gig posters. They are illustrative and serve as merch for the bands but they also have to invoke the spirit of the music. I enjoy the creative freedom given with gig posters and it’s fun to match the band’s music with visuals. I also enjoy the technical aspects of creating screen prints. There are size limitations, and a limited amount of colors and papers to choose from. The layering and trapping of colors, and creating halftone and gradients sometimes feel like an artistic puzzle. These technical challenges make screenprinting interesting and creatively rewarding to me.

Most of the prints will be available for purchase. There’s odd colorways and small edition prints available at the gallery. I teamed up with Volcom and Austin’s Industry Print shop for a show poster and a fine art print! We’ll also be screenprinting my design onto shirts, so bring a T!-Jeff Soto
“Potatostamp- 15 Years of Prints by Jeff Soto"
Exhibition Dates: May 27 - June 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 27th 6-11pm

Volcom Gardens is pleased to present Potatostamp: 15 Years of Posters by Jeff Soto in what will be his first ever retrospective of screenprinted posters. In addition, this will be Soto’s first exhibition in Texas. The exhibit consists of over 60 screen printed posters, spanning from 2002 to 2017. Many will be available for purchase, along with show and fine art editions of the “Grim Reaper” Soto’s newest print.

Volcom Garden
1209 E. Sixth Street
Austin, Texas
For more info contact Michael Sieban at 512-698-0327

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