Defiant Proclamations

HappyFeet presents
Defiant Proclamations
Radical Posters from the 1960s to the Present


For decades, Bay Area walls have been pasted with bold art and pertinent messages about the politics, practices, and abuses of contemporary mainstream culture and its co-opted voices. Also speaking outside the frameworks of organized labor and left movements, individual artists and collectives have shouted defiant proclamations with ink and paper. Today, political graphics have reached a broad audience via many media sources, hopefully creating a new wave of radical art as well as a redefinition of visual art and it’s usual commodified structures. With a strong history in the Bay Area, this one night only exhibit will feature works old and new, giving a glimpse of the broad range of opinions and styles that have papered walls across the area.

See a few of Vince Dugar’s historical posters here.

Thursday, March 11
(one night only!)
7 pm to midnight

CELLspace Gallery
2050 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Posters, Handbills, and Artifacts From

  • the private collection of Vince Dugar
  • the Interference Archive (Josh MacPhee and Dara Greenwald)
  • Art & Revolution
  • the SF Print Collective
  • Jesus Barraza
  • Mona Caron
  • Melanie Cervantes
  • Hugh D’Andrade
  • Kevin Keating
  • Claude Moller
  • Soft Zulah