May 15th, 2010 by Leo Plaw

beinArt Metamorphosis Exhibition – Copro Gallery

"The Bad Idea (redux)" William Hand

“Metamorphosis” will present the work of over 50 international artists who represented in the books and website of the beinArt International Surreal Art Collective. Many have never shown their work in California or the U.S.A. previously. Each artist has been chosen for their ability to express themselves imaginatively with exceptional technique and uncompromising individuality.

The works will cover many themes that are central to the human experience portrayed with a surreal, dreamlike and often nightmarish aesthetic.

“Metamorphosis” will be testimony to a huge international movement of figurative artists who have resisted current trends in the art world and remained true to their artistic vision.

The beinArt International Surreal Art Collective was founded by Jon Beinart in 2006 to increase public awareness and appreciation of contemporary Surreal, Pop-Surrealist, Fantastic and Visionary Art.  Jon grew up in Albury-Wodonga, on the border of New South Wales and Victoria, before moving to Melbourne. Jon occupies the role of Artistic Director and manager of the publishing venture beinArt Publishing. He is also a practising artist whose work can be seen in the Gallery.

The recent publication of the book ‘Metamorphosis 2’ and the commercial venture beinArt Publishing has allowed its founder to sustain the social and philanthropic mission of the non-profit collective and provide a new avenue through print publication to promote emerging artists and strengthen the surreal and visionary art movement. This will be Jon’s first curated group art exhibition which will feature many of the artists from his books ‘Metamorphosis 1’ and ‘Metamorphosis 2’ as well as many of the newly discovered talents featured on the web-site.

Exhibited Artists

Ron English, Shawn Barber, Chris Mars, Chet Zar, Viktor Safonkin, David Bowers, Peter Gric, Dariusz Zawadzki, Karl Persson, Saturno Butto, Carrie Ann Baade, Laurie Lipton, Brian Viveros, Dan Quintana, Alex Garcia, David Choquette, Fred Einaudi, Jason Jacenko, Christian Van Minnen, James Zar, Paul Rumsey, Katherine Blackwell, Jason John, Artur Golacki, Heather Nevay, William B Hand, Mikel Glass, Isabel Peppard, Mark Powell, Beau White, Joseph Larkin, Scott Musgrove, Chrystal Chan, Matt Martin, Stephanie Henderson, Leslie Ditto, Lily Mae Martin, Jeff Christensen, Luis Lorenzana, Jon Beinart, Ray Donley, Heidi Tallifer, Chris Peters, Matt Gordon, Mascoro, Erik Alos, Fred Harper, Vinnie Cacciotti

beinArt International Surreal Art Collective Group Exhibition “Metamorphosis”

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 5 – 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Exhibit dates: June 5 – June 26, 2010

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

Ph: +1 310 829-2156

in 2006 to increase public awareness and appreciation of contemporary Surreal, Pop-Surrealist, Fantastic and Visionary Art. Each individual artist’s contribution increases the movements credibility in the contemporary art world.
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One Response to “ beinArt Metamorphosis Exhibition – Copro Gallery ”

  1. Can Says:

    I see that this will be a Rockin’ exhibition on its kind.. 🙂

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