Bergamot Station Arts Complex
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404
What: Saturnalia - Holiday group art exhibition
Dates: Exhibits runs - December 12 - January 9, 2010
Opening Reception: December 12, 8:00 - 11:30 p.m.
Contact: Gary Pressman, Gallery Director Copro Gallery
CoproGallery presents "Saturnalia", group art exhibition and CoproGallery Holiday Party. Saturnalia was the Roman mid-winter festival introduced around 217 BCE , Originally celebrated for a day, on December 17, popularity grew it to week-long extravaganza where drinking and debauchery started on the shortest day and continued through the longest night. The customary greeting for the occasion is a "Io, Saturnalia!" (pronounced "yo") The festival harks back to the Golden Age of Man when Saturn ruled and all men were equal, there was no work, and everyone enjoyed peace and happiness. For more info on Saturnalia please click
Becca, Chris Owens, Dark Vomit, Erik Alos, Jaime Zollars, Jeff Gillette, JoeVaux, Keith Weesner, Kris Lewis, Laurie Hassold, Leslie Ditto, Lisa Petrucci, Mark Covel, Mark Garro, Matt Gordon, Michael Page, Mike Sosnowski, Naoto Hattori, Nouar, Paul Torres, Rachel Bess, Rob Sato, RS Connett, Tin, Tim O'Brien, Ver Mar, Vince Cacciotti, Yoko d'Holdbachie, XNO & more
Tiffany Liu "Gold Dust" - In gallery 2 Tiffany Liu's new body of work entitled Gold dust explores that nature of Gold and how it is percieved by the world. Whimsical in nature, her theme takes you on a journey through a magical realm filled with mysterious unassuming characters.
This is Tiffany's second solo show with CoproGallery and her work keeps developing and getting better. A graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena she has been teaching art to small children for several years. They have given her great insight into the narration of her paintings and become her greatest inspiration. "When they draw it is a big rainstorm of thoughts, emotions and ideas." Taking fears and making them affable, creating characters that speak to her and making art that allows viewers to feel as though they have stepped into her dream world is Tiffanys vision.
Chris Peters "Reflections" - In gallery 3 Chris Peters presents a mini show of several small and medium oil paintings. Chris trained for three years at the Gage Academy of Art, completing their program that emphasizes academic painting techniques. "In each of my paintings, I am trying to find the beauty in that uneasy twilight place between life and death, between reality and unreality, between self and what writer H.P. Lovecraft called the others".
The objects in Chris's paintings draw from the classic symbolism of Vanitas still life and Catholic religious paintings; all refer to the cycle of life, death, and the promise of resurrection.