Annie Owens – MOTHERLAND – The Ace Is WIld
Copro Gallery presents “Motherland”, Annie Owens latest body of work inspired by the nagging desire to connect with her roots and the various encounters along the way. Here represented, are pictorial encounters with a great aunt’s hair exaggerated by the passing of time, the daily sarcastic mocking of crows, a wary seamstress or the excavations into humid southern origins. An affinity for old creaky houses stems from an early admiration of the stylings of Edward Gorey, Charles Addams and early Tim Burton animations. The nurturing mother is symbolized by the figure of a house, a thread which runs rampant in much of Annie’s work where the house is often shown as the iconic figure and not as background and often depicted floating through the air, ragged roots trailing behind. This is evident in the series “Dear Dario,” a tribute to Dario Argento’s film trilogy which loosely represents the Three Mothers otherwise known as the three graces or three evil witches: “Mother of Tears”, “Mother of Sighs” and “Mother of Shadows”.
THE ACE IS WILD – MU PAN – RICHARD KIRK – JOHN HAVERTY
Three artists – Mu Pan, John Haverty and Richard Kirk show us what they can do with a ballpoint pen, ink, watercolor, a few brushes and some paper. A very unique show with some drawings up to 12 feet in length ! WWW.Copro Gallery.com
Annie Owens “Motherland”
“The Ace is Wild” Web-Preview Exhibit runs; June 16 – July 7, 2012 Copro Gallery – Bergamot Station / 2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404 / Ph 310/829-2156