New Works by Ed Binkley @ Copro Gallery: ‘Holymen & Monsters’

We celebrate the return of award-winning fantasy artist Ed Binkley to Copro Gallery. His latest show plays deeper with the blurred lines between monster and man, shaking our perceptions between repulse and connection, and the physical element that clothing can play within this. A professional artist for over three decades, Ed Binkley has been published in multiple art publications and has an impressive client list including: Lucasfilm, Tool, Suntup Editions, Wizards of the Coast, and ImagineFX, among others. 

[This show] developed from my lifelong fascination with vestments and official costumes, and how they affect our perception of the characters and creatures wearing them. I’ve combined that with my interest in beings designated or recognized by a given society as having inscrutable connections to other worlds – spiritual, cosmic, past, whatever the specific need and priority of that society is at the moment.

Ed Binkley

Additionally, Jose Luis Galvan will unveil an exhibit of work associated with ‘Animal Things’. Each oil painting tells a story about a bunny, a rabbit, and a fox, all with human characteristics.

If that wasn’t enough, Copro Gallery are also hosting a ‘Continuation’ of their recent booth at the LA Artshow 2024, with many of the artists represented now sharing their works within the gallery space. On top of all of that, the Bergamot Station Arts Complex – which holds Copro Gallery – is also having an all-day frieze event! All galleries within the complex will be having events, along with food and music.

What better place to spend your Saturday?


Ed Binkley ‘Holymen & Monsters’

LA Artshow Continuation

Jose Luis Galvan ‘Animal Things’

Copro Gallery

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

Phone: 310 829 2156

Opening Reception: Gallery 1: Saturday March 02 , 2024 – 6:00 – 09:00 p.m. Ed Binkley will be in attendance!

Exhibition Dates: March 2 – March 23 2024

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

Ed Binkley: ‘Holymen & Monsters’

This incredible solo exhibition is Ed Binkley’s second solo show with Copro Gallery. The exhibition includes 18 original drawings and the two recent Tool posters created by Ed Binkley, embellished and signed by the artist!

Shamans, priests and priestesses, wizards, witches, and seers have always been foremost in my imagination and my creative pursuits.” Says Ed Binkley. “Lately I’ve started playing with the question of where exactly a vestment might end and the creature’s body begins – is the costume a living part of the being, or is it taken on-and-off as we normally think of clothing?

“It is possible to blur the distinction, both figuratively and literally? At what point does that combination/confusion render something unified and inseparable, without distinction between living flesh and assumed clothing? And what therefore does that blending do to our perception of its nature? When does the holyman, faery, or imp become a monster?

“Along those thoughts, I also wish to create monsters who retain some vestiges of human-ness. I believe that the monsters that are most disturbing, frightening, or imbedded in our thoughts (their raison d’étre) are those that persistently remind us of ourselves. When we can identify with some aspect of a monstrosity, a connection is established and we instinctively become more interested in that creature’s story – its own longings, fears, needs, and purposes – in spite of any initial repulsion we might feel.

“Those monsters linger in our thoughts and dreams longer and with more effect, and we are more likely to explore what their deformities might represent in our own psyches and lives. We long for the experience of seeing our deeper anxieties, flaws, and wishes made real, verified and deemed to exist.”

Priest, Nimbus 2

LA Artshow 2024: Continuation

LA ARTSHOW 24 ‘CONTINUATION’ includes selected work from the LA ARTSHOW 2024. If you missed Copro Gallery at this year’s LA Artshow, don’t fear! You still have time to see many of the artists including: Adam Walcavage, Annie Montgomerie, Anthony Ausgang, Benz and Chang, Brad Gray, Candice Tripp, Carl Dobsky, Chet Zar, Chris Guest, Chris Mars, Craig LaRotonda, Dos Diablos, Dustin Myers, Ed Binkley, EGO, Femke Hiemstra, Glenn Barr, Jason Freeny, Jeff Nentrup, Jim McKenzie, John Mortensen, Jojit Solano, Jonathan Queen, Jon Huck, Jose Galvan, Karikatura, Katie Gamb, Lizz Lopez, Lucia Heffernan, Luke Hillestad, Luke Chueh, Mark Garro, Naoto Hattori, Niagara, Paul Barnes, Peca, Richard Ahnert, Ross Jaylo, Shane Pierce, Shawn Barber, Simona Candini, Stefanie Vega, Stephanie Inagaki, SV Williams, Tikunkit Jason Wheatley, Tin, Travis Louie, Vanessa Lemen, Victor Castillo, and Xue Wang.

Glenn Barr: Last Temptation
CORO: Night Dandelions

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 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.

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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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