Mike Davis "Blind Man's Journey Continues" exhibition & book signing
Chris Mars & Friends group art exhibition

WHERE: Copro Gallery / 2525 Michigan Ave. T5 / Santa Monica, CA 90404

Copro Gallery Director
E-Mail: CoproGallery@Live.com
Web: www.CoproGallery.com

WHAT: Mike Davis "A Blind Man's Journey Continues" exhibition and book signing
Chris Mars & Friends group exhibition



WHEN:  Exhibit opens Saturday, March 21 with an opening reception and book signing at 8:00 PM until 11:30PM

  Gary Pressman, Gallery Director Copro Gallery  copronason@msn.com 310-829-2156

Massacre of the Innocents

Mike Davis "Blind Man's Journey Continues"

Copro Gallery presents a solo exhibition and book signing by artist Mike Davis. "A Blind Man's Journey continues" is Davis’ first solo show with Copro and will contain many paintings from his new book "Blind Man's Journey". Mike will be in attendance at the opening reception and available for signing books.

Davis renders complex paintings embedded with symbols of mortality, folly, and hubris in the style of the Netherlandish Flemish Primitives such as Bosch, Bruegel and van Eyck. His oil paintings create an alternate world where anything is possible, combining arcane personal symbols with social commentary. His work depicts a world of myth and colliding timeframes, a land “on the other side of the bridge,” but one that resonates with our own—not as memory but as dream.

Mike Davis is a self-taught painter and In addition to painting is a musician and woodworker as well the owner of an internationally-renowned tattoo shop, Everlasting Tattoo. Born in 1961 in Jacksonville, Florida, Mike Davis currently lives and works in San Francisco.

Cesium Sunset

Chris Mars & Friends

In gallery 2 a small exhibition of work by artist Chris Mars and other friends of Copro Gallery. Mars oil paintings and scratchboards are reminiscent of both the German Expressionist painter Otto Dix (1891-1969) and Hieronymous Bosch (c. 1450-1516), His haunting and often-repellent works are nonetheless mesmerizing. To the question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Mars long ago answered, “Yes. I am.” From the beginning of his career, Mars (born 1961) has been motivated by his older brother, diagnosed with schizophrenia, and incarcerated at 16. Mars wrestles with issues of tolerance, acceptance, and exclusion, along with the beauty inherent and still surviving in the flawed. (from the Chris Mars book "Tolerance" which will be available at the opening). There will also be works by Dan Quintana, Menton3 and more!

MENTON3 - The Lilin One