BLABSHOW 2013 group art exhibition / Ryan Heshka - Strange Powers lll

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


What: BLABSHOW 2013 group art exhibition
..........Ryan Heshka - Strange Powers lll

Opening Reception, Saturday, September 14, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Dates:   Exhibit runs; September 14 – November 5, 2013

Copro Gallery
- Gary Pressman

Miss Van Peter Ferguson XUE Wang

Copro Gallery presents BLABSHOW 2013 group art exhibition. This will be the 8th annual BLAB exhibition with Copro Gallery curated by Monte Beauchamp. The current 2013 group exhibition will feature art from the forthcoming BLAB WORLD 3. At this years event we'll have copies of BLAB WORLD 2 available for BLAB artists to sign.

Artists included: Nicoletta Ceccoli, Camille Rose Garcia, Souther Salazar, Glenn Barr, John Brophy, Ryan Heshka, Yoko d'Holbachie, Travis Louie, Peter Ferguson, Andy Kehoe, Brian Despain, Tin, Chris Peters, Andrew Hem, Lola, Erik Mark Sandberg, Lou Beach, Jana Brike, Marc Burkhardt, Ana Bagayan, Owen Smith, XUE Wang, Matt Schommer, Tim O'Brien, Travis Lampe, Katja Tukiainen, Matt Dangler, Jeremy Lipking, Gerard Dubois, Shaun Berke, Edel Rodriguez, Bill Mayer, Chris Buzelli , Fred Stonehouse, Craig LaRotonda, CHema Skandal and more!

Monte Beauchamp is an awarding-winning art director whose books have been featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Onion, The Believer, Flaunt, Bizarre, Graphis, Print, and ForeWard magazine, among others. His titles include Krampus: The Devil of Christmas (Last Gasp), The Life and Times of R. Crumb (St. Martin’s Press), and Striking Images: Vintage Match Cover Art (Chronicle), New & Used BLAB! (Chronicle). He is currently working on a book for Simon & Schuster.

BLAB WORLD is a deluxe anthology of art, illustration, articles, profiles, found graphics, cartoons and sequential art collected by award-winning art director Monte Beauchamp. BLAB WORLD 2 features: The Hereafter” -- a 50-page section of artists interpreting the afterlife! Contributors include Femke Heimstra, Kris Kuksi, Gary Baseman, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Martin Wittfooth, Gary Taxali, Yoko d’Holbachie, Ryan Heshka, Eric White, Owen Smith, Xiaoquing Ding, Lou Beach, Marc Burckhardt, Chet Zar, and many more!

In Gallery 2 is featured a solo exhibition: Ryan Heshka's "Strange Powers lll" featuring 16 paintings from his forthcoming BLAB! trading card set. Expect slime-drool, death-stares, threatening tentacles, capitalist zombies & more! Ryan will be in attendance at the reception.

Ryan Heshka was born in Manitoba, Canada, and grew up in Winnipeg.  Fueled by long prairie winters, he spent a lot of his childhood drawing, building cardboard cities and making super 8 films.  Early influences that persist to this day include antiquated comics and pulp magazines, natural history, graphic design and music, movies and animation.  Formally trained in interior design, he is self-taught as an artist.   His illustrations (represented by Kate Larkworthy) has appeared in Vanity Fair, Playboy, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, the New York Times, Smart Money, and on the cover and interiors of BLAB!.  He has been selected to appear in American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts.  In addition to gallery shows across North America and Europe, he is currently working on picture book projects for children as well as adults.  He lives in Vancouver, B.C., Canada with his wife Marinda and cat Louis. ###