Photos: Chet Zar's "Ugly American"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monster master Chet Zar's Ugly American opened at Strychnin Gallery's London location on Friday the 13th of June (how appropriate!) The show features 13 original, and especially eerie, paintings by Chet (the designer, special effects make-up artist and animator behind movies such as Hellboy, The Ring, The Fantastic Four, and others.) Chet says the inspiration for the Ugly American title came from a recent visit to Berlin where he "kept having to apologize to everyone about America" and explain, "We're not all that bad." Ugly American runs until mid-July, but his artwork will live on forever in the photos right here…

Chet Zar's "The Talking Board Show"

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2007
Photographer Mark Weston sent us a link to his shots from The Talking Board Show which opened October 20th at Copro Nason Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Chet Zar curated this group show of more than 30 artists serving up their own version of the infamously spooky Ouija Board, aka The Mystifying Oracle. Bunch of really intricate and well-executed pieces in this show. www.markwestonphotography.com The show includes works by David Stoupakis, Carrie Ann Baade, Travis Louie, John Haley, Joe Vaux, a collab by Lola and Nathan Spoor, Chet Zar, Chris Peters, Ver Mar, Meats Meier, Colin Burns, Christopher Owens, Ed Benedetto, Kevin Willis, Eric Pigors, and more. More photos of the work are up on the gallery's website, www.copronason.com And, LAist did a pretty good photoblog that includes pictures of the many attendees who were seemingly testing their Hallowween costumes. www.laist.com

Olivas/Zar/Hattori

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 24, 2006
Photos from the opening night of artworks by Kathie Olivas, Chet Zar, and Naoto Hattori at Copro Nason in Los Angeles. Runs August 19th - September 9th, 2006. Photos by Greg Escalante

Odd: Lola and Chet Zar

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Photos from the opening night of Odd, Lola and Chet Zar at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles.
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