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12/14: KRAMPUS AT COPRO GALLERY
- “NAUGHTY OR NICE” GROUP EXHIBITION
- KRAMPUS L.A. OUTDOOR “KRAMPUS HABITAT” PERFORMANCE BETWEEN 9:30 AND 10
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.
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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 punishments they 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:
Church of Type
James P. Scott
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:
- Museum of Mental Decay (Museum display)
Photo: Jon Alloway