What: "CONJOINED - IN 3D!" Dimensional group art exhibition
curated by Chet Zar
Opening Reception: Saturday January 22, 2011- 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Live Music from Joe Wood and the Lonely Ones
Food from THE GRILLED CHEESE TRUCK & DON CHOW TACOS
Dates: Exhibit runs January 22 – February 12, 2011
Contact: Gary Pressman, Gallery Director Copro Gallery
Conjoined - In 3D! presents classic sculptures, Life like models, Surreal assemblages, mixed media paintings, life sized toys and other conjoined works in 3-D. Curated by Chet Zar this show will include many artists of Pop-Surrealism as well as motion picture industry special effects and well known Art Toy artists. From the twisted and bizzare to the majestic and unbeleivable there will be many unusual works and all in 3D!
Curated by Chet Zar - Johnny Eck, Adam Jones, Kris Kuksi, Annie Owens, Attaboy, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Dave Pressler, Colin Christian, Michael Leavitt, Charles Krafft, Jon Beinart, Boomer, Francesco De Molfetta, Monte Wolverton, Eddie Sparr, Tim Gore, Albert Cuellar Aris Kolokontes, TS Kuebler, Neil Winn, Chris Owen, Bruce Mitchell, Scott Radke, Chantal Menard, Miso, Gabriels, Emilio Garcia,Carlos Enriquez Gonzalez, Germs, Jack Howe, Bill Basso, Paul Chatem, Ryan Peterson, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Kristen Something, Steve Wang, Zombienose, Jordu Schell, Meats Meier, Craig Skibs Barker, Sean Greaves, Scott Hove, John Cormack, Laurie Hassold, Craig LaRotonda, Chris Conte, Akihito Shiniseya, Renata Marchand, Nathan Cartwright Ver Mar, Jason Andrew Hite, Cliff Wallace & More
Bad Otis Link - "Junk" New Puppets and Crap In gallery 2 presents more 3D work of demented puppets, paintings, drawings and crap in the classic Bad Otis Link style
In Conjunction with Conjoined this show will mostly consist of three dimensional art: puppets and experimental foam work. Otis likes to inject odd little creatures, birds (messengers in many ancient myths) and structures into his work and the puppets are all demented and the crap is all recycled, a statement by the artist on the earths enviormental problems and the BP oil spill.
Self-taught and self-educated, Link sharpened his distinct style in the late 70s through the mid 90s as one of Los Angeles premier and most notorious punk rock graphic artists. Link played saxophone in local punk bands while designing band logos, record covers, posters and producing merchandise for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Damned, Social Distortion, TSOL, The Adolescents, Danzig, The Circle Jerks, Wasted Youth, Goldenvoice Concerts and many others. In the early 90s, he designed and published the " True Life Murderers Trading Cards " which was the first set on the subject matter and attracted mass media attention. Link's art has appeared in countless magazines, films and his projects have been praised and equally viciously attacked in the media by moralist groups and media hungry politicians.Link currently focuses his psychotic energy on filmmaking, puppet making, clothing design and directing.