Roll up roll up, for all fans of dark and deliciously surreal art! Throughout the spooky month of October, Copro Gallery have opened their doors to two perfectly dark artists who have plenty of experience unveiling the monsters who lurk within the recesses of the mind. The curtain has risen, and into the spotlight step: Chet Zar and Dos Diablos.
These two luminaries of dark portraiture have much in store to share with you. Both have their own special solo exhibition on show at Copro Gallery, ensuring you can saturate your soul with both of their unique kinds of monster art. What better way to spend an October afternoon in preparation for All Hallows Eve?
2525 Michigan Ave, #T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404, United States | Phone: 310 829 2156
Exhibition Dates: October 9 – October 30, 2021
For more information, email Gallery Director, Gary Pressman at [email protected] or call 310-829-2156.
Chet Zar ‘CHAOS’
Chet Zar’s solo exhibition ‘CHAOS’ is the 9th solo show with Copro Gallery. In this latest series of paintings, Chet focuses on the Monsters responsible for the CHAOS of 2020:
The “Chaos” show is about 2020. These paintings are personifications of the chaos that defined the year. They are portraits of the dark supernatural forces. They are the “Agents of Chaos” that I imagined and pretended were behind the pandemic, the insane politics, the forest fires and extreme weather events.
If there was one word that I kept thinking throughout 2020, it was “chaos”.
The colour palette was inspired by the work of an artist friend of mine named Steve Cleff. He has visual synesthesia and works with a lot of bright colours. I primarily used reds and blues (and purples when both are mixed). It wasn’t until after the paintings were all finished that I realized the political significance of painting with red (Republican) and blue (Democrat).”
Dos Diablos ‘Cementerio Club’
“’Cementerio Club’ is a representation of the death and a twist on the tradition of “El día de Muertos”.” Dos Diablos shares. “The origin of the title is inspired from the song by Luis Spinetta (‘Cementerio Club’ by Pescado Rabioso), where one of the dead sings the blues.
As a tribute to death, I did this exhibition as if a dead person were painting portraits of the creatures that are in his path. There is the Catrina, the other death, the devil, the sad, the anxious and the happy.”
About the gallery:
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 Gallery 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.