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CONJOINED V: Dark Surrealism Shines in the Spotlight

Conjoined V

Curated by CHET ZAR


By Frank Forte

Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA brings the horror again with it’s 5th year group exhibition entitled “CONJOINED,” bringing together artist from the Pop Surrealism and Dark Surrealism movements as well as special effects and assemblage artists Chet Zar has created a monster with a mind of its own. If you’re in the Los Angeles area this week, be sure to check it out soon as the show closes Feb. 14th. This a great pre-Valentines Night excursion that will surely give you and your significant other something to talk about. And if your gal or guy is on the freaky side, I can guarantee it will ignite the fires down below. Many great pieces are still available for purchase, and if you stop by, be sure to tell ’em Heavy Metal sent you!

Copro Gallery presents a dimensional – sculpture – group art exhibition curated by Chet Zar, CONJOINED V! Classic sculptures, Hyperreal life like models, Surreal assemblages, mixed media paintings, and other conjoined works and all in 5D!

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

Phone: 310/829-2156




CONJOINED V – Curated by Chet Zar – Dimensional group exhibition


Exhibit runs until February 14, 2015
Gallery open WED – SAT 1:00 – 6:00 PM

Contact: Gary Pressman, Gallery Director Copro Gallery


Doktor A, Peter Adamyan, William Basso, Jessie Berlin, Sarina Brewer,William Bryan, Nathan Cartwright, Cataclysm, John Cebollero, John Cherevka, Colin Christian, Dave Correia, Mike Correll, Ian Cromer, Albert Cuellar, Francesco De Molfetta, Amanda Dempsey, Brian Despain, Matthew Dutton, Erick de la Vega, Doubleparlour, Michael Edward, Miguel Edwards, Elle Effenberger. Claire Ferguson-Walker, David Grasso, Jesse Gee, Peter Goode, Tim Gore, Jason Hite, Blue The Vigorist, John Haley III, Chris Haas, John Haley III, Nix Herrera, Jeff Himmel, Jack Howe, Akihito Ikeda, Moses Jaen, Tokyo Jesus, Miranda Jory, Jessica Joslin, James Kay, Jeffrey Kibbe, Thomas Kuntz, Larkin, Manny Lemus, Ricky Leach, Matthew Levin, Tas Limur & Michaela Bookout, Eli Livingston, Casey Love, Carl Lyon, Mike Manzel , David Meng, Ver Mar,Jim McKenzie, Chris Marchwinski, Gabriel Marquez, Kevin Mack, 13lack Mass, Chantal Menard, Kamila Mlynarczyk,Sho-ichiro Matsuoka, Bruce D. Mitchell, Clinton Neuhaus, Cig Neutron, Alex Pardee, Jonathon Payne, Brandt Peters, Mani C. Price, Mike Regan, David Richardson, Jake Roanhaus, Tracey Roberts, Ave Rose, Rebecca Rose, Michael Rosner, Craig LaRotonda, Krystopher Sapp, Daniel Saks,Brian Poor, Emi Slade, Brian Smith, Eric Sonntag, Anthony Stewart, Scott Stoddard, Eddie Sparr, Stanislav, Grant Standard, William Sturgeon, Taslimur, Tom Taggart, Kazuhiro Tsuji, Mario Torres, Scott Radke, Tracey Roberts, Katya Tal, Corey Urlacher, Matt Ullman, Vincent Van Dyke, Stefanie Vega, Tod Waters, Tracy Black, Neville Page, Tim Gore, Mark Edward, Mark Walker, Neil Winn, Yuko Yabuki, Chet Zar, ‘Neon Eso, Terricka collective’ Live Neon w/ Sam Danton, Meesha Goldberg, Rick Zar & more!

William Basso "Imp"

William Basso • “Imp”

Ver Mar "The Empress"

Ver Mar • “The Empress”

Tokyo Jesus "Princess"

Tokyo Jesus • “Princess”

Mark Walker & Brian Despain

Mark Walker & Brian Despain

Kazu Tsuji "Dali"

Kazu Tsuji • “Dali”

Jeffrey Kibbe "Discovery"

Jeffrey Kibbe • “Discovery”

J Anthony Kosar "Smokey Joe and the Inferno"

J Anthony Kosar • “Smokey Joe and the Inferno”

Gabriel Marquez "VALYA"

Gabriel Marquez • “VALYA”

Eric Sonntag "Lucid Dreamer"

Eric Sonntag • “Lucid Dreamer”

Eli Effenberger "Anastasia & Alexei"

Eli Effenberger • “Anastasia & Alexei”

Doktor A "Rollo O Ver"

Doktor A • “Rollo O Ver”



Colin Christian "Anthropod Assassin"

Colin Christian • “Anthropod Assassin”

Chet Zar "Heartbroken"

Chet Zar • “Heartbroken”

Brian Smith • untitled

Brian Smith • untitled

Brian Poor "Brave New Pink Flamingo"

Brian Poor • “Brave New Pink Flamingo”

Frank Forte Bio

Frank Forte is an accomplished designer, storyboard artist and comic book artist. He has worked in animation for feature films, TV and gaming. Some of the shows Frank has worked on include: Bob’s Burgers, Despicable Me 2, Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, The Super Hero Squad Show, Marvel Heroes 4D, Lego Hero Factory, Lego Bionicle: The Legend Reborn, Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi, Re-Animated Pilot (Out of Jimmy’s Head), The Mr. Men Show, Bionicle: The Legend Reborn (DVD-2009), Lego Clutch Powers 4D ride at Legoland and Lego Atlantis. He co-created The Cletus and Floyd Show with Gene McGuckin, a tribute to animation directors Tex Avery, Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones. Robert S. Rhine and Frank Forte created the pilot episode of Sickcom the Animated Series, which was sold to Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival Of Animation in 2003.

In Frank’s spare time he paints. Recent shows include Laluzapalooza 2015 and Laluzapalooza Jury Winners Group Show 2015 at La Luz De Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Villains of Animation at Van Eaton Galleries (Sherman Oaks, CA). Past shows include the CATZ Group Show at LTD. Gallery in Seattle, WA and the 6×6 group Show at The Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, CA. His art has been exhibited at Cannibal Flower (Los Angeles) and the Animation Guild Gallery 839 (North Hollywood).

Frank is also the publisher at Asylum Press, a publishing company that produces premium comic books and graphic novels within the horror, science fiction, and action genres.


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