Guillermo del Toro Tribute group exhibit 'Inspirations, Curiosities & Other Oddities' / Chet Zar 'The Fear' / through November 4, 2017
GUILLERMO DEL TORO: INSPIRATIONS, CURIOSITIES, & OTHER ODDITIES, an art tribute to artist & filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro. This show will feature over 50 artists from around the world paying tribute to del Toro's main sources of inspiration such as Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Insects, Kaiju, the occult, his favorite films and his own films plus much more!
Also..... Copro Gallery presents a Chet Zar solo exhibition 'The Fear'. For Chet's 8th solo show with Copro Gallery he has created a series of small oval paintings. "I have been fascinated with fear as far back as I can remember and that is the reason I paint monsters to this day. Going back to my childhood for some inspiration lead me to ordering a bunch of collected volumes of old horror comics from the 50's and 60's that I love. Perusing through them, the idea for “The Fear” came to me. I wanted to do a series of paintings that pulled no punches. While much of my work is concerned with creating a kind of empathy for monsters, I wanted these paintings to express pure fear and give people the creeps. Fear is the emotion of the times, you see it everywhere. I can't remember another time in my life when people were so afraid, and it's not without reason. These are scary times! By painting Fear and looking Fear in the eye, we become less afraid."