Heavy Metal Magazine celebrates 40 years with Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Art Show
Copro Gallery and Heavy Metal Magazine join forces to celebrate 40 years of sci-fi fantasy and comic art with the Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Art Show.
Featuring over eighty artists, this extravaganza will feature art from Heavy Metal’s 40 year history of publishing, new paintings and drawings inspired by the magazine, cel art from the film, limited edition prints, vintage film posters, T-shirts, comics, vintage magazines, memorabilia and more.
In addition to vintage artwork and newly created paintings, HM and Copro Gallery will be releasing new limited edition prints each week available at the gallery and online.
In addition to the art listed on the website, there will be even more original comics art, and special pages and covers that will only be available to view the night of the opening, July 15th.
ALBERT CUELLAR, ALESSANDRA PISANO, ALEX HORLEY, ALEX PARDEE, ALEX ROSS, ALLEN WILLIAMS, ANTHONY AUSGANG, ANTHONY PALUMBO, BEAST BROTHERS, BECCA, BILLY NORRBY, BONETHROWER, BRIAN DESPAIN, BRIAN SMITH, BRIAN VIVEROS, BROM, BRUCE D. MITCHELL, CAM RACKAM, CARIN HAZMAT, CARLOS HUANTE, CARLOS TORRES, CHET ZAR, CHRIS ACHILLEOS, CHRIS LEIB, CHRISTOPHER ULRICH, GREG ‘CRAOLA’ SIMKINS, DAMIEN ECHOLS, DAN QUINTANA, DAVE DEVRIES, DAVE LEBOW, DAVE PALUMBO, DAVID HARTMAN, DAVID STOUPAKIS, E.M. GIST, EVE SKYLAR, FLORIAN BERTMER, FRANK FORTE, GAIL POTOCKI, GREGG GIBBS, IL MESCALITO, JIM PAVELEC, JOHN MAHONEY, JOHNIE THORNTON, JOSEPH M. LINSNER, KEN KELLEY, KEVIN EASTMAN, KRYSS SAPP, LEE SHAMEL, LORENZO SPERLONGA, LUIS ROYO, LUKE CHUEH, MARK BODE, MARK COVELL, MARK GARRO, MARK TODD, MATT GORDON, MATTHEW BONE, MICHAEL C. HAYES, MICHAEL ROSNER, MENTON3, MOEBIUS, MOLEN BROTHERS, NATE VAN DYKE, NIKKO HURTADO, NYCHOS, OLIVIA DE BERARDINIS, PEPE MORENO, PEACH MOMOKO, PETER GRIC, ROBERT BOWEN, ROBERT STEVEN CONNETT, ROGER DEAN, RON ENGLISH, RYAN BROWN, SAM SHEARON, SERGIO BARRALE, SHARK TOOF, SHAWN BARBER, SIMON BISLEY, SKINNER, STAN DARK ART, STEPHAN FRANCK, STEPHEN BOWER, STEPHANIE INAGAKI, TANINO LIBERATORE, TERRY WOLFINGER, THOMAS GIESEKE, TIM MOLLOY, TIM VIGIL, TRAVIS LOUIE, WILLIAM BROAD, WILLIAM STOUT, VAUGHN BODE, YACINE ELGHORRI AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!’
Heavy Metal show link
The opening reception is Saturday July 15th from 8:00pm-11:00pm and the exhibit runs through August 19th. The opening reception promises to have many artists in attendance.
Copro Gallery is located at (Bergamot Arts Complex), 2525 Michigan Ave T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404 – 310-829-2156. To inquire about art purchases contact Gary or Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Heavy Metal has been a hard-core -in-your-face- creativity vortex for sex and fantasy art for the last 40 years! I’m proud my art has graced the covers 14 times! Happy Anniversary HM!”
–Olivia de Berardinis
“Heavy Metal ushered in an extraordinarily inspiring period for the comics art form.”
“Heavy Metal has been a huge inspiration to me. As a kid that movie just blew me away and took me to another place. When I first picked up the mag which was around 1980 there was nothing like it on the newsstands. That feeling of each new issue with those bad-ass covers was like magic to me back in the day. VIVA HEAVY METAL!!! ”
-Brian M. Viveros
“When I was a younger, probably around 16, I was in a Tower Records and noticed a magazine with dragons and skulls and a hot lady on the cover and quickly slid it into a Thrasher magazine so as to thumb through the pages without my Mom asking “what are you looking at?” Later on, having acquired a few of these magazines, I was taken by the quality of the rendering and storytelling that the artists were pulling off. Some of the best artwork I have ever seen came from the pages of that magazine and It was a sort of benchmark for pushing myself as an artist knowing that people in this day and age were making these kind of pieces. ”
Greg ‘CRAOLA’ Simkins
“It absolutely transfixed me. It was everything that I loved about art that I wasn’t even aware of yet. I got completely immersed within the cover art and the stories that lived within the pages. Heavy Metal became like my very own Bible. It was like having a religious experience with every issue and I couldn’t wait for the next one to come out.”
About Heavy Metal:
First published in 1977, Heavy Metal, the world’s foremost illustrated fantasy magazine, explores fantastic and surrealistic worlds, alternate realities, science fiction and horror, in the past present and future. Writers and illustrators from around the world take you to places you never dreamed existed. Heavy Metal was the first magazine to bring European legends Moebius, Tanino Libertore, Phillippe Druillet, Enki Bilal, Pepe Moreno to the U.S. as well as showcasing American superstars Richard Corben and Berni Wrightson. The magazine continues to showcase amazing new talent as well as allowing established creators to have “carte blanche”. Heavy Metal magazine is now published six times per year. Most issues feature one serialized graphic novel, several short stories, an artist gallery and artist studio section, a dossier and editorial pages. Featuring Grant Morrison as editor-in-chief and Kevin Eastman as publisher, this new era promises to boldly go where no magazine has gone before. Explore ancient secrets, forgotten worlds and savage futures…experience Heavy Metal.
About Copro Gallery:
Copro Gallery was founded in 1992 as an entity to curate art exhibitions of emerging artists and publish the highest quality limited edition prints. Copro Gallery also became a base for assisting and curating museum exhibitions which it continues to do. In 1994 owner Greg Escalante co-founded Juxtapoz magazine and the gallery participated with the magazine to curate, publicize and be a media sponsor of many events inside and outside of the gallery and further promote artists.
In 2005 The Gallery moved to Bergamot Station arts complex in Santa Monica CA . The gallery is divided into two exhibition spaces, sometimes featuring a single artist but often two or three. Large group exhibitions are also featured often in conjunction with outside curators . In following with it’s original mission, Copro participates in International Art Fairs and curates outside exhibits to help promote their artists.
Focusing on museum quality installations showcasing emerging artists, Copro also exhibits many established and master painters. Placing works in museums and private collections throughout the world, Copro strives to assist collectors new and experienced in building the most exciting collections possible.