Super Bionics from Naoto Hattori and Muscle Memories from Rob SatoJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 04 Aug 2010
Naoto Hattori's 4th solo show with CoproGallery introduces viewers to Super Bionics, which is the combination of biology and creative thoughts (unit of life form).
In ancient Greek Mythology there are so many gods and creatures. Did they actually see the creatures and gods? No, they imagined and created what they look like much like people's imagination of devils, dragons, phoenix's, fairies, aliens etc.
For this show Naoto has painted deities, creatures of his thoughts and theories, alter egos and spiritual beings. Naoto says "Those creatures have never lived in my imagination before but since I have painted them, they have come alive and I feel like I have created a new world in my mind. That's what motivated me to paint Super Bionics." See some of our favorite pieces from Hattori below:
For first time at CoproGallery, in gallery 2, Rob Sato presents Muscle Memories. This solo show will feature a full body of work with large and small paintings and drawings as well as prints. About the title Rob says "Muscle memory is motor activity made unconscious by instinct and repetition. It's skill made available without thought.
“It's walking and chewing gum at the same time. Muscle Memories are hyper conscious. They are the living meats of your mind, the ideas given pulsing flesh, the tissue of the past reanimated. They are thoughts made beef." A few of Sato's great new pieces here:
Opening Reception, Saturday, August 7- 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Both Exhibits run: August 7 – August 28, 2010
Bergamot Station Arts Complex
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404
Ph: (310) 829-2156
Details at www.CoproGallery.com