What: "JUXTAPOZ TURNS 18" group art exhibition
Opening Reception, Saturday, March 24, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Live Music from: Radioactive Chickenheads
Food from: Don Chow - Chinese/ Mex fusion tacos & Grill Em All - hamburgers
Dates: Exhibit runs; March 24 – April 14 , 2012
Contact: Gary Pressman, Gallery - Director Copro Gallery
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)
Copro Gallery - Founded In 1991, originally as Copro/Nason Fine Arts began as an entity to curate art exhibitions at museums and local galleries and publish lithograph & silk-screen prints. The first contemporary cutting edge artists that Copro/Nason worked with were Mark Ryden, Robert Williams, Big Daddy Roth, Shag, Pizz, Von Dutch, Coop and many others.
In 1999 Copro/Nason Gallery was opened In Culver City and soon transcended the limits of Lowbrow. By incorporating gothic-inspired visons of fantasy, horror, and surrealistic excesses into an ambitious program, mixing acknowledged masters with newer talents Copro/Nason soon began to take shape and eventually Copro Gallery.