Friday, June 17, 2005

Tidbits from Copro/Nason Gallery -

WHERE: Copro/Nason Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, Santa Monica, Ca. 90404

WHAT: Bergamot Invasion w/ Cannibal Flower - Group show - preview of Copro/Nason's New Gallery

DATE: June 18 through July 2. , Reception: June 18, 7:00 - 11:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Gary Pressman, Copro/Nason Gallery, 310-398-2643,

The Bergamot Invasion is here and now. After years in the shadows of the conventional art world, Copro/Nason is helping this underground, and cutting edge new art take another step into the mainstream. This enigmatic form of expression has been called Lowbrow, Pop Surrealism, Alternative, Outsider Art and many other things. It represents the world turned upside down. CoproNason Gallery is turning it over one more time so it will be right side up.

From the pit of Culver City we’re moving on up to a deluxe gallery on the west-side. Bergamot Station is ground zero in our quest to invade the mainstream and give it a shot in the arm with some potent visions and illuminated brush strokes.

This location features a main gallery, secondary gallery, and small print and bookstore. Come experience this work in progress for a preview into the future.

Artists included are Alex Gross, Andrew Brandou, Anthony Ausgang, Audrey Kawasaki, Blaine Fontana, Brian Viveros, Charles Wish, Chet Zar, Dave Pressler, Dennis Larkins, Elizabeth Lopez, Eric Sonntag, Esau Andrews, Gary Baseman, Isaac Pierro, Isabel Samaras, James Peterson, Joe Ledbetter, Joe Vaux, Jophen Stein, Keith Weesner, Kevin Peterson, Korin Faught, L. Croskey, Lola, Luke Chueh, Matthew Bone, Michelle Waterman. Mike Davis, Miles Thompson, Naoto Hattori, Natalia Fabia, Nathan Spoor, Pamela Jaeger, Shag, Thomas Han, Ver Mar, Vincent
Calenzo and many more!!

Also, check out Mike Leavitt's Shag at Leavitt & Charles Kraft's current show @ Copro/Nason.


La Luz de Jesus's calendar page lists an upcoming Shag show from 02 Sept to 02 Oct, 2005!


News from M-Modern in Palm Springs -

1. They have a blog (welcome to the club)

2. Here's a link to "The Castaways" from the "Sneaky Tiki" Group Show (sold for $8,000.00)

3. Shag will "most likely" be taking part in the upcoming (09 July) "Tribute to Dionysus Records" Group Show

Please join us at M Modern Gallery on Saturday, July 9th from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm for our group art show entitled "DIONYSUS". This is a tribute to DIONYSUS RECORDS featuring painted album & CD cover art originals and mock-ups from over 30 artists. "DIONYSUS" will be a visually and aurally stimulating group art exhibition dedicated to the record label of the same name famous for garage, surf, punk, rockabilly, lounge, exotica, insanity and even a little jazz music. Started in 1984 by legendary DJ LEE (Lee Joseph), Dionysus Records captured our hearts and ears with amazing music and cover artwork by many of our favorite artists today. This exhibit and party is being curated by ANDREW BRANDOU (aka HOWDY PARDNER) and will feature over 30 artists.

Shag did many an album cover for the label which also released some of the Tiki Tones and Huntington Cads oeuvre...


The latest edition of the Hint Mint newsletter has a short Q&A with Shag.


The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune had an article about Shag on Monday (13 June) to coincide with Ox-Op 's "Push Your Luck."

(Need a login to see the article? Just use "BaronV" as login and password. i was sneaky - i said that i live at Prince's Paisley Park Studios!)


Link to an article (in French) about the "Paradirama" tiki show in Sete, France. Hope the show poster will eventually be available for purchase...


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