WHERE: Copro Gallery - Bergamot Station Arts Complex
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404 

Ph: 310-829-2156 

Chet Zar Web-Preview
Dos Diablos Web-Preview
Rachael Bridge Web-Preview
Ego Web-Preview
Zombie Death Bots Merchandise For Sale

WHEN: Exhibit runs; October 8 – October 29, 2022
Opening Reception
: Saturday October 8 , 2022 - 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Contact:  Gary Pressman, Gallery Director - Copro Gallery

Chet Zar 'Bubblehead' 14"x 11" Oil on Panel

Chet Zar 'Zombie Death Bots' - Copro Gallery presents a Chet Zar exhibition 'Zombie Death Bots'. This is Chet's 10th exhibit and event since 2006 with Copro Gallery. In in this new 9-piece collection of oil paintings, Zar has taken inspiration from archaic robotic technology and EC horror comic style zombies and combined them to create a small legion of deadly foes- the Zombie Death Bots. What is their purpose? Who created them? And why? You are invited to contemplate these questions and many more through a series of creepy zombie robot portraits that continue to expand the ever-unfolding world of Dy5topia, the “negative thought-form dimension” that Zar has spent most of his artistic life uncovering through his paintings and sculptures.


“Dy5topia- A Field Guide to the Dark Universe of Chet Zar” is the long-awaited field guide to Zar’s nightmare frontier. It describes the characters, territories, societal class structures and more using full color reproductions of Zar’s artwork and text written by Mike Correll (director of the award winning documentary, "Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters"). The layout and book design was created by Mackie Osborne (graphic design for TOOL, The Melvin's and Zar’s "Black Magick: The Art of Chet Zar" book among many others) . The nearly 400-page tome also includes a foreword by artist and author Wayne Barlowe ("Hellboy", "Galaxy Quest", "Avatar").

“IT’S GREAT!!!!”- Academy Award Winning Director Guillermo del Toro

All of the Zombie Death Bot Paintings are available as 14"x 11" prints in a very limited edition of 13 signed and numbered. Chet will be personalizing prints, show posters and books at the opening!

Zombie Death Bots Merchandise For Sale

Chet Zar Bio

Dos Diablos, 'Caliban' 14"x 11" Oil on Panel

Dos Diablos 'Beauty MtrFkr'' is a new series of 8 oil paintings with all new Monsters. From Punk Rock to Classics each one has it's own personality. Dos will be present at the opening Oct. 8

BIO - Jorge (Dos Diablos) was born in Guadalajara Mexico (1982). His art carreer started as an editorial illustrator, working for several Mexican newspapers and magazines. His illustrative collaborations range from posters, music album covers and book designs. Jorge's fine art career began as a result of restlessness, inner emotions and social conflicts. His critical vision which we see in each of his works evolves into the monster that we each carry with us every day. The work of 'Dos Diablos' transgresses and delights the viewer, leaving us no option but to forge ahead and contemplate our destiny. Jorge works and lives between Guadalajara and California.

Rachael Bridge 'When Death Sleeps' 20 "x 24 " Oil on Panel

Rachael Bridge's 'Hysteria''is a unique take on traditional portraiture. Rachael can be considered a master of the macabre, an artist who's portraits embody the terrors of the human mind drawing on the viewers's proclivity for fear, and masterfully using her style to pull us into her dark and symbolic world. At first glance, Rachael Bridge’s work feels almost sinister. Her depictions of women are corpse-like and otherworldly. She uses horror to depict complexities of the human psyche with themes of anxiety, isolation, seduction, and despair. Rachael obtained her BFA in 2010 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and now lives and works in New Jersey. Rachael will be present at the opening!

Ego 'Quiesco' 7"x 5"acrylic on Panel

Ego 'Memories of Never' uses classical painting techniques to conjure intricately crafted portraits of macabre yet whimsical solitary outsiders. Ego feels a kind of kinship with these characters, as a socially-awkward extroverted introvert himself. The seemingly melancholy, yet somehow also charming figures he dreams up appear to dwell in the spaces somewhere between the natural and metaphysical worlds. In his work there is often a juxtaposition between the grim and endearing, the modern and classical, the real and the surreal.

BIO - A self-taught painter, Ego's distinctive style is informed by a lifelong fascination with popular culture (movies, music, comics, skateboarding, etc.), as well as a profound appreciation for the work of classical masters. From the masters he's adapted the nuanced rendering of light and shadow, as well as the study of anatomy which he bends to fit the uniquely distorted nature of the denizens of his imaginary world. Living in the Pacific Northwest also influences the tone of his work. For a large portion of the year it’s dark and rainy. While many find this depressing, Ego feels the gloom contributes to a lush and hazy landscape that seeps into the colors and subjects of his paintings.

Through experimenting with different mediums, the technique which ultimately developed emulates the smoothness, depth and richness of oil paintings, using acrylic paint. Ego has shared these specialized techniques by teaching classes and workshops, as well as mentoring aspiring artists.#

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