Friday, November 8, 2013


Art Opening with Performance
COPRO GALLERY - Bergamot Station Arts Complex
Saturday December 14, 2013
Opening reception: 8:00 – 11:30 p.m
Krampus LA Performance 9:30-10:00 p.m. (time approximate)
Exhibit runs through January 4, 2014
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404
Gallery phone: 310-829-2156
Krampus LA contact email.  Copro Gallery email.
RSVP on Facebook and see which of your friends may be going.
Copro Gallery celebrates the holidays with with “Naughty Or Nice,” a group exhibition exploring the darker meanings of St Nick’s nocturnal spying, his secret list, and its voyeuristic delight in hidden pleasures, pains, and — the punishmentsthey bring. Saint Nick’s darker, punitive side,  the KRAMPUS, will not only grace gallery walls, but manifest in hot-blooded, bestial form, brandishing switches and and herding gallery patrons outdoors into his infernal habitat. There, amid a smoldering jumble of cages, bones, and screaming children, the Krampus shambles through the inscrutable tasks of eternal perdition, rattling chains, snarling, and otherwise presenting himself  at his most hellishly photogenic.
Indoors the perils and delights of the season will be represented in a stellar exhibition of artwork curated by Albert Cuellar and Copro Gallery.
Exhibiting artists include:
Anthony Ausgang
Al Guerrero
Al Ridenour
Bec Winnel
Big Toe
Bill Rude
Bob Dobb
Bob Lizarraga
Casey Weldon
Chantal Menard
Chet Zar
Christy Kane
Church of Type
Eric Alos
Eric Richardson
James Naccarato
James P. Scott
Jason Hadley
Jason Snyder
Jeff McMillan
Jeff McMillan
Jennifer Korsen
Jim Balsam
Lisa Wood
Lorena California
Louie Metz
Luke Cheuh
Mackie Osbourne
Marcel Dejure
Marcus Schaeffer
Matt Gordon
Nathan Spoor
Nora Keyes
Redd Walitzki
Rich Polysorbate
Rick Zar
Robin Red
Rudy Fig
Ryan Heshka
Sarabeth Schedeen
Spy Emerson
Travis Louie
Xiau Fong Wee
Staging the outdoor Krampus tableau in elaborate hand-crafted suits and masks are members of  KRAMPUS L.A., the first and only Krampus troupe in the Western United States.  Many of the troupe’s members were involved in the costumed buffoonery and public spectacles perpetrated  by the CACOPHONY SOCIETY.  Among the Society’s more transgressive and theatrical productions were the scenes of horror depicted in their occasional Halloween house of horrors, “The Museum of Mental Decay.  Photos and artifacts from the “Museum” are featured below:

DKE Toys presents “The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar”

DKE Toys presents “The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar”
A two day only group art show exclusively at
Designer Con 2013
Saturday, November 9 & Sunday, November 10,  9am – 5pm

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101


DKE Toys presents “The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar”, a group art show featuring 99 artists. Each artist was asked to submit a black and white, pen and ink illustration on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and chose one way to maim, torture, and/or kill our least favorite Gungan.

Participating Artists Include:

64 Colors - A Little Stranger - Doktor A. - akirophoto - Ardabus Rubber - Asaad - Atila - Jason Atomic - Super Cooper Berella - Bigfoot - Joemm Blanche of CBNC - Botsch - Jon Burgerman - Candy - Nate Carle - Luke Chueh - Nicholas Dewey - Luis Diaz - Mike Egan - Dez Einswell - Brent Engstrom - Gus Fink - Frédéric Fleury - Brian Flynn - Steve (Go Hero) Forde - Free Humanity - Renee French - Gregg Gibbs - Darren Goldman - Dan Goodsell - Grenadier Stinny - James Hakola - Gary Ham - Nathan Hamill - Joshua Herbolsheimer - Jesse Hernandez - Francisco Herrera - Kerry Horvath - I Heart Guts - Jay222 - Jeremyville - JSalvador - kaNO - KiLL! - Sun-Min Kim + David Horvath - Scott Kinnebrew - Jim Koch - Frank Kozik - Wade Lageose - L'amour Supreme - Leecifer - LiLJAPAN - Abe Lincoln Jr. - Andy Linke - Jerome Lu - Madtwiinz - Jim Mahfood aka Food One - Man One - Manly Art - Randy Martinez - Mauricio Tubesteak - El Maz - MCA - William Luke Miller - Miso - Nate Mitchell Squid Kids Ink - Nick the Ring - Brent Nolasco - Mitch O'Connell - Odio - olive47 - Jordan Owen - Virva Peikko - Ritzy Periwinkle - The Pizz - Playful Gorilla - PodgyPanda - Poulin Eurlegg - Dave Pressler - Ted Rall - Rob Reger -   Renone - Jermaine Rogers - D. Ross "scribe" - Johnny Ryan - Phil Ryan - Dave Savage - Nick Sawyers - SERBAN - Skinner - Bwana Spoons - Scott Tolleson - Triclops Studio - Tracy Tubera - twerps! - Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca - valleyDweller - Denise Vasquez - Scott Wilkowski - Neil Winn - David Zajdman

Jar Jar Binks was contacted for comment about the event and noted about the show, “Why meesa so hated?”

This art show is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm, and has no relationship with them in any way.
Jar Jar Binks and all related intellectual property is copyright and/or registered to Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. But who would really want to own the rights to Jar Jar anyway.  Go step in poo doo.

DKE TOYS: Dov Kelemer & Sarah Jo Marks are Co-Founders of DKE Toys, the largest independent wholesale distributor of designer toys, limited edition art objects, collectibles, and gifts in the world exclusively representing hundreds of artists, designers, and boutique manufacturers. DKE also curates art shows, writes books, appraises and buys collections and toy closeouts of all shapes and sizes.

DESIGNER CON is an art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art.