Copro Gallery presents a group art exhibition celebrating JUXTAPOZ magazine's 18 year anniversary. This art gallery show will feature artists from Juxtapoz's past , present and future. Since its inception in the early 90's Juxtapoz has been a major factor in setting art trends and helping to make them a world wide phenomenon with its vast publishing empire and International circulation.
Artists curated by Gwynn Vitello and Greg Escalante: Robert Williams, Shepard Fairey, Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Marion Peck, Camille Garcia, Kathy Staico Schorr, Cathie Bleck, Suzanne Williams,The Date Farmers, Jeremy Fish,Tara McPherson, Shag, Tiffany Bozic, Scott Musgrove, Neckface, Elizabeth Mcgrath,Anthony Ausgang, Souther Salazar, Luke Chueh, Ed Templeton, Dennis McNett, Isabel Samaras, Charles Wish, Jeremy Lipking, Steve Olson, Don Pendleton, Mike Shine, Retna, Kevin Ancell, Andrew Schoultz, Brian Bowen Smith, Skinner, Rico Deniro, Craig Stecyk, Herbert Baglione, Sandow Birk, Mike Giant, Morgan Slade, Ron Lipking, Sage Vaughn, Deanna Templeton, Bill Dee Williams, Estevan & Eriberto Oriol, Michael Carney & many more
JUXTAPOZ - The San Francisco–based arts and culture journal Juxtapoz was founded in 1994 by painter Robert Williams as a response to the dominant critical aesthetic of the New York art scene, which he saw as favoring abstraction and Minimalism over representational forms of art. The magazine aligned itself with Surrealist traditions of figurative art, contemporary pop culture, and the "graphic tradition of EC comic books, psychedelic rock posters, sideshow freak banners, and Zap comics," giving voice to a generation of artists working in genres that were variously described as "Lowbrow" and "Pop Surrealist." - (MOMA review)
In gallery 2 Copro presents, Leslie Ditto "Riding the Dragon". Her latest body of work focuses on legends, myths and supernatural causality. Inspired by the Year of the Dragon, Leslies show addresses people contemplating significant moments, anomalies, and coincidences in their lives to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy and spiritual beings.
Leslie Ditto was born in Memphis, TN where she attended Overton High School for the performing and visual arts. Leslie was accepted to Otis Parsons Art schol in 1988, but only breifly attended due to a terminal illness in her family. She would go on to teach herself how to paint inspired by the tradition of the "Old Masters" such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Rubens, Raphael, and Rembrandt. These strong influences, as well as a love for modern fantasy and surreal art, all contributed to her current style of painting.