New at Copro Gallery: Chris Mars, Simona Candini + Juanjo Martinez Canovas

This Saturday, May 6, Copro Gallery presents a Collectors Preview for three delectable exhibits. This special early viewing this Saturday is for collectors who want to see the works before Copro’s official opening on Saturday, May 13. On May 13, Bergamot Station Arts Complex is hosting a Spring Open House all day, with all of the galleries open alongside many additional events. Whichever opening you decide to make, seeing new works by Simona Candini, Chris Mars and Juanjo Martinez Canovas promises to be a day to remember!

Simona Candini: “Carnival Of Lost Dreams”

Chris Mars: “Tree Of Smoke: The Bastardization of the Dissemination of Information”

Juanjo Martinez Canovas: New Drawings

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Juanjo Martinez Canovas: Aracne 2

Copro Gallery

Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, #T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404, United States

Phone: 310 829 2156

Collector Preview: Saturday, May 6, 2023 | 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: May 6 – May 27, 2023

For more information, email Gallery Director, Gary Pressman at coprogallery@live.com or call 310-829-2156.

Simona Candini: “Carnival Of Lost Dreams”

Simona Candini’s new solo show unveils her newest works which celebrate her most recent developments as a painter. This body of work is more detailed than ever before, applying new teachings which Simona has been honing behind the scenes. This latest series of paintings, still in her signature style, are an elevated evolution of her stunning pop surreal characters.

My goal is to apply old master techniques onto my doll-like subjects. I’ve always worked in this direction, but now I feel I’m on the right path more than ever. My new series, “Carnival Of Lost Dreams”, is inspired by the circus and each painting is an allegory of some aspects of life.

Chris Mars: “Tree Of Smoke: The Bastardization of the Dissemination of Information

“In his novel Tree of Smoke,” Chris Mars describes, “author Denis Johnson describes a passage of history during which the gathering of intelligence shifted in purpose from informing policy to supporting policy, a practice which by its nature corrupts the gathering and sharing of information more generally. This body of work responds to Information as a construct. Predominately, how it impacts the individual and the culture, but also how the information itself is often broken, or hobbled by selective context.”

House of Spells

Juanjo Martinez Canovas: New Drawings

For his first exhibit with Copro Gallery, Juanjo Martinez Canovas presents ten graphite drawings. His artworks use symbolic and surreal imagery, a direct link with ancient philosophers such as Aristotle. Such philosophers maintained that death is the most terrible of all things, and that fearing some concepts might even be fair and noble. His projects revolve around the idea of  transmitting and generating discomfort to a great part of society. For this purpose, and depending on the collection, he uses images that, whenever possible, he extracts from his surroundings.

The Funeral or The Banquet
The Fool

About Copro 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 Gallery 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.

Simona Candini Social Media Accounts

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Chris Mars Social Media Accounts

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Juanjo Martinez Canovas Social Media Accounts

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Copro Gallery Social Media Accounts

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About Author

Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk enjoys a life surrounded by art, nature, and curious trinkets. As Deputy Editor, she's worked closely with the Editor-in-Chief for over a decade, supporting with the design and growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the maintenance of the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. Natalia also oversees sponsor partnerships for the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, and distribution of the magazine, so drop her an email if you know someone who would like to sponsor or stock! She also writes 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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