Santiago Caruso - PANGENSIS - Chris Peters DAY OF THE SPECTRE

Where: Copro Gallery - Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404
Ph: 310/829-2156


What: Santiago Caruso - PANGENSIS - Chris Peters DAY OF THE SPECTRE

Opening Reception, Saturday, November 9, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Dates:   Exhibit runs; November 9 – November 30, 2013

Copro Gallery
- Gary Pressman

The Plague of a Coming Age

Copro Gallery presents for his first solo show at Copro Gallery, Santiago Caruso's Pangenesis. Caruso's works are of a time and place of both the past and present; a world not unlike our own where the physical embodiment of demons and hellions roam the earth and overturn the religious commonplace and basic tenets of society. It's a world overrun with magic, terrors, witches and other beasts illuminating the other side of common axioms stressed by society and religion that harness culture and, theoretically, preserve and sustain both mankind and a functioning civilization.

Caruso's artistic prowess and content are influenced by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire, Marcel Schwob, German Expressionism cinema as well as the artwork of Odilon Redon, Frantisek Kupka, Gustave Moreau, Max Klinger, James Ensor and Mikhail Vrubel.

"PANGENESIS" is the slow dripping of the originary anguish, distilling his hungry emptiness, from one human to another, as an old legacy of incompleteness. This undefined chain of agonic archetypes, portraits a selfish culture condemned to the vacuum, which can not break with its obscure heredity through the ages. These miserables, segregated by the higher powers, as senile demiurges that eventually recover their will, may transform the world forever with redemptive or damning gesture." #

Chris Peters “Day of the Spectre”

In gallery 3 Chris Peters presents a mini show of several small and medium oil paintings inspired by his new short film “Day of the Spectre”.

"In my paintings and now films, I try 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 10 minute dark fantasy is about a woman who loses her family in a tragic accident and is offered secret knowledge to bring them back from the dead.  For a limited time the film can be viewed online (while the show is up during November) & on opening night at Copro Gallery. : (password: copro)

“Day of the Spectre” is currently playing film festivals and had its world premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.#