Mike Leavitt’s Art Army “Juxta-Posers”

Where: Copro/Nason Gallery

2525 Michigan Ave. T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404

Ph: 310-829-2156

E-Mail: CoproNason@msn.com OR www.CoproNason.com

What: Mike Leavitt’s Art Army “Juxta-Posers”

Date: April 22 through May 6, 2006

Artist reception: Saturday April 22, 8:00–11:30 p.m.
Contact: Gary Pressman, Gallery Director Copro/Nason Gallery

Mike Leavitt's hand-sculpted Art Army® " Juxta-posers" will show over 20 new original 10 inch tall Artist Action figures. This sculpture exhibit of original fully-posable "Juxta-posers" will draw from the oldest to the newest names in the Alternative Art World: Luke Cheuh, Joe Ledbetter, Thomas Han, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, Neckface, Sas Christian, Shag, Tim Biskup, Lori Earley, Shepard Fairey, Frank Kozik, Gary Baseman, Von Dutch, Robert Williams, Kathy Staico Schorr, among others. United they will be an assembly of a real life Art Army.

The Art Army® action figures use the lexicon of the Art Toy movement to pay tribute to our favorite artists pushing the envelope beyond urban vinyl and customized DIY's. The pose able engineering, intricate detailing and painterly technique of mixing colored polymer clay find Mike Leavitt carving a niche somewhere between sculpture and toy. A dose of realism is injected into each piece, while originality and quality craft stretch the boundaries of the action figure genre.