Copro Gallery presents a solo exhibition by artist Mike Davis, "Ghosts of the Future ". This is Mike's second solo show with Copro and he will be in attendance at the opening reception. Davis renders complex paintings embedded with symbols of mortality, folly, and hubris in the style of the Netherlandish Flemish Primitives such as Bosch, Bruegel and van Eyck. His oil paintings create an alternate world where anything is possible, combining arcane personal symbols with social commentary. His work depicts a world of myth and colliding timeframes, a land “on the other side of the bridge,” but one that resonates with our own—not as memory but as a dream.
"I Told You Not To Call the Police" showcases recent works from the last two years by artist/illustrator Derek Hess ."The art is current, the vehicle is the human figure, the pain is honest, and the message is on point." says Derek. Bleak at times his work explores the rise and fall of relationships and his struggle with bipolar disorder. A documentary about his life and work 'Forced Perspective' was just released last month after screenings at several major film festivals and will be shown in the gallery during opening night.
Derek has been making waves in the art world since his first concert poster in 1993. Several of these posters are in the permanent collections of the Lourvé in Paris and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. In the late 90s Hess transitioned from concert posters to fine art, sharing his perception of the world and his struggle within it with a wider audience and allowing him to explore more diverse mediums.