Chet Zar – “Ugly American” – Strychnin Gallery London
Friday the 13th was upon us again, and where did I head to this night? Strychnin Gallery London to see Chet Zar's exhibition "Ugly American". Arriving early for a change I had a chance to take in all of the exhibition and meet a few people, including the artist himself. I whipped out a copy of Metamorphosis for him to sign for Jon Beinart and myself. My bag went home a little heavier as I also purchased a catalogue of Chet's artwork. There was also a hard bound limited edition, but this was a little beyond my budget for the moment.
Laurie Lipton who will also be exhibiting with Strychnin Gallery again in Berlin, also attended the opening. So it was a very social evening talking to the artists, other guests, Yasha Young (the gallery owner) and her lovely staff.
Chet's artwork glowed, although themes were monsters. He indicated that the colour theme was different to what he usually works with. He went on to explain that he was inspired by a dream with incredibly luminescent colours.
You can see Chet's works for yourself at Strychnin Gallery London, 65 Hanbury Street, London E1 5J, UK.
More detail about this event can be found in my personal post "Chet Zar".
Photos by Iris Bitter of Strychnin Gallery.