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Openings: “Conjoined IV” @ Copro Gallery

Over the weekend in Los Angeles, the Copro Gallery opened the fourth edition of their sculptural group show curated by Chet Zar (interviewed). Entitled Conjoined IV: A New Beginning, the exhibition featured the work of many talented artists and sculptors out there, some of which work in the film industry. One of the stand out pieces was an amazingly realistic tribute to Andy Warhol by Kazuhiro Tsuji (seen above next to his work) that must be seen in person to be believed. Take a look at a selection […]
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Openings: Beyond Eden 2013

Last weekend, the fourth Beyond Eden art fair opened its doors at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. Great crowds of art lovers showed up to support the various galleries (Thinkspace, C.A.V.E Gallery, Copro Gallery, and Spoke Art) and the artists represented. Some highlights were as special presentation recognizing Greg Escalante’s contributions to the LA art scene, the first showing of Chet Zar’s Ego Death project, as well as the Bird’s Eye View and Wild At Heart II group exhibitions. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Sam Graham. Discuss Beyond Eden here.
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Previews: Beyond Eden 2013

This weekend (Saturday and Sunday), the fourth edition of the Beyond Eden art fair is opening at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. Like in previous years (covered), there are some great events planned and something for every art fan. Along with artists represented by four galleries (Thinkspace, C.A.V.E Gallery, Copro Gallery, and Spoke Art) & live painting, there is also a special presentation celebrating Greg Escalante’s unwavering support of the arts. Other highlights include the Bird’s Eye View and Wild At Heart II group exhibitions […]
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Previews: Baby Tattooville 2013

This year’s edition of Baby Tattooville is fast approaching with the kick off starting tomorrow and running through the weekend. As seen from our extensive coverage of previous year’s activities, the unique event is an intimate art retreat where attendees can interact with artists and learn more about their art in an interactive environment. This year’s lineup includes Steven Daily, Sylvia Ji, Travis Louie, Mitch O’Connell, Olivia De Barardinis, Alex Pardee, Ragnar (see ab0ve), Sucklord, Chet Zar, Coop, KRK Ryden, Gris Grimley, Brandi Milne, Luke Chueh, […]
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Chet Zar – “Ego Death” Kickstarter

It sounds like  Chet Zar (interviewed) has big plans for his next show which will be entitled Ego Death. By setting up a kickstarter, the Los Angeles-based painter of monsters hopes to put on an exhibition like an elaborate funeral. Turns out the grotesque creatures he is famous for creating are his representations of our egos, parts of us we don’t like to look at and it’s time to end things once and for all. Learn more in the video below, and if you are feeling generous, […]
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Showing: Chet Zar & Doktor A – “Oddfellows” @ Stranger Factory

Currently showing at the Stranger Factory in Albuquerque is a dual exhibition from Chet Zar (interviewed) and Doktor A entitled Oddfellows. Aptly named for the strange artistic vision, the joint show from the two features Zar’s grotesque and monstrous portraits painted in a nightmarish fashion that only he can do as well as the Dok’s steampunk mechanical creations put together by his deft hand. The two even found time to collaborate on a sculptural piece together. Check out the rest of the show here. Photo […]
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Upcoming: “Conjoined III” @ Copro Gallery

Next Saturday night (January 19th), the third and final chapter of the Conjoined series of group exhibitions (see 2011 & 2012) will open its doors at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Curated by Chet Zar, the show features three-dimensional creations from some of the most imaginative artists out there like Colin Christian, Dave Pressler, Doktor A (above), Travis Louie, and Kevin Kirkpatrick, who crafted last year’s showstoppers – the Beavis and Butt-Head sculptures. The night will also see a mini-exhibition and book release from […]
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Preview: beinArt Surreal Collective – “Anomalies” @ Copro Gallery

Tonight at the Copro Gallery, human oddities, anatomical wonders, and freaks will be on display at the third beinArt Collective group show, Anomalies, at the Santa Monica showspace. Curated by Jon Beinart, over 50 artists will be interpreting sideshow/carny culture with paintings, drawings and sculpture. Participating artists include: Travis Louie, Esao Andrews, Chris Mars, David Stoupakis, Chet Zar, Christian Van Minnen, Scott Scheidly, Jessica Joslin, Turf One (Jean Labourdette), Naoto Hattori, Gregory Jacobsen, David Choquette, Brendan Danielson, Sandra Yagi, Tom Bagshaw, Pamela Wilson, Matt Martin, Peter Gric, Dietmar Gross, Heidi Taillefer, John Brophy, Richard A Kirk, Mia Araujo, Santiago Caruso, Tom Kuebler, Karl Persson, Jana Brike, Beau White, Heather Nevay, […]
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Openings: “Tiny Trifecta” @ Cotton Candy Machine

This past weekend, New York’s Cotton Candy Machine hosted their second annual “tiny” art showcase entitled Tiny Trifecta. As we mentioned in our preview, artists this year upped the ante as each created three pieces of original artwork for fans who may not have the opportunity to purchase their larger scale works. All you needed was a $100 and the patience to queue up for a chance at your favorite artwork. Tara McPherson curated strong and diverse lineup which included names such as James Jean, Audrey […]
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Openings: “Wild At Heart” @ Thinkspace

A couple Saturdays ago, the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City hosted the opening for Wild at Heart, a benefit show where some of the proceeds went towards Born Free USA. The group exhibition featured artists and their choice of endangered species to paint or work with leading to some great pieces being created. Co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner, the impressive lineup included Wayne White, Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Dabs Myla, Martin Wittfooth, Amy Sol, Aryz, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Frank Gonzales, Mary Iverson, Amy […]
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