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Karla Pereira: Princesses and Warriors @ Copro Gallery

There is always a wonderful glow emitting from Karla Pereira’s characters. It’s not only the large, signature-style eyes which draw your attention. Her appreciation for complimenting colour palettes swathe her enigmatic females in rich colour schemes often based in nature’s shades, complimented with pops of mouth-watering pigment. So when I heard that Karla was working on a new series of paintings for her debut solo show at Copro Gallery, I was excited. Even more so when I learned that she was turning her gaze to re-imagine our childhood princesses.

Karla Pereira’s upcoming solo show at Copro Gallery, Princesses and Warriors, shares the versions of famous fictional royalty that she would have liked to see in movies and books when she was a child. Each painting is fitted with its very own extravagant frame. Stepping confidently away from the mere title of ‘Princess’, each of Karla’s characters represent so much more. Independent and powerful, her princesses are warriors in their own right. And why settle for being just one or the other, when each female has the potential to be both?

Karla Pereira: Princesses and Warriors

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2525 Michigan Ave, #T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404, United States | Phone: 310 829 2156

Exhibition Dates: March 27 – April 10, 2021
Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 27 | 1:00 – 6:00pm

Opening reception free and open to the public by RSVP. Masks are required and social distancing is in place – 10 people admitted at a time.

To receive the collectors preview, please email Gallery Director, Gary Pressman at coprogallery@live.com

The gallery, located at Bergamot Arts, is divided into two exhibition spaces, sometimes featuring a single artist but often two or three. Large group exhibitions are also featured often in conjunction with outside curators. In following with its original mission, Copro participates in International Art Fairs and curates outside exhibits to help promote their artists.

Focusing on museum quality installations showcasing emerging artists, Copro also exhibits many established and master painters. Placing works in private collections throughout the world, Copro strives to assist collectors new and experienced in building the most exciting collections possible.

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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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