Mike Davis’ ‘Ghosts of the Future’ @ Copro Gallery

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Copro Gallery unveils an exceptional solo show by modern surrealist painter Mike Davis. ‘Ghosts of the Future’, Mike’s second solo show at Copro Gallery, will be sharing a selection of darkly complex oil paintings that effortlessly mix the contemporary and the traditional. The effects are deeply moving. Symbols, motifs, and the downright bizarre share space with recognizable subjects of previous eras of oil painting; elements of Bosch, Bruegel and van Eyck are undeniable, yet the modern connotations slipped in provide entire new landscapes into parallel worlds.

Mike Davis will attend at the opening reception at Copro Gallery on Saturday May 7, available for the signing his book ‘A Blind Man’s Journey’. As a self-taught painter, Mike grew up surrounded by crafts including woodwork and leatherwork, and was constantly encouraged to evolve his creative skills as he also immersed himself in art history throughout the ages. His latest exhibition at Copro Gallery continues his practice of painting curiously dark yet playful compositions with superb skill, once again triggering mixed emotions as he blends whimsical scenarios with sometimes poignant undertones. Prepare for a trip down the rabbit hole as you meet the ‘Ghosts of the Future’.

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Mike Davis’ ‘Ghosts of the Future’

Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 7, 2016  | 8– 11:30PM


Exhibition Dates:
May 7 – May 28, 2016

Copro Gallery

2525 Michigan Ave. T5 | Santa Monica, CA 90404


For further details, contact Gary Pressman, Gallery Director at Copro Gallery at CoproGallery@Live.com


Mike_Davis_Copro_Beautiful_Bizarre_08A Place of Safety (2016)

Mike_Davis_Copro_Beautiful_Bizarre_06The Day May Come (2016)

Mike_Davis_Copro_Beautiful_Bizarre_05Not On My Watch (2016)

Mike_Davis_Copro_Beautiful_Bizarre_04Dragging that Bag of Sorrows (2016)

Mike_Davis_Copro_Beautiful_Bizarre_02Thick as Thieves (2016)

Mike_Davis_Copro_Beautiful_Bizarre_001Another Hole In The Ice (2016)


About Author

Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk lives amongst a mass of art, nature, curious trinkets and green tea. As Deputy Editor, Natalia works closely with the Editor-in-Chief, supporting with the design, curation and overall growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. She also oversees distribution of the magazine, so drop her a line if you know someone who would like to stock! Utilising her experience as a freelance writer, Natalia also engages with editorial writing and proofreading for both the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine website and print publication. One of her favourite perks is getting to know artists, gallery owners and their teams personally, so feel free to email her if there is anything she can help you with – or just to connect!


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