For nearly a decade, Copro Gallery has fused emerging talents with established names in the New contemporary art game in their annual “BLAB!” show. The show is the brainchild of Blab World creator and art director, Monte Beauchamp, representative of his eclectic taste in artists of varying aesthetics and a penchant for the unusual. Many of them have appeared in most, if not all, of the annual shows and developed together with the event. Last Saturday, “BLAB!” celebrated it’s ninth year as an exhibition with the announcement of the upcoming BLAB World 3 anthology. We got our first glimpse at last year’s “BLAB!”, which contains art, illustration, articles, profiles, found graphics, cartoons, and sequential art. The collection itself is referred to as a “work of art”. It is a highly regarded source of inspiration for the particpating artists, like Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson, Robert S. Connett, Lola, Travis Lampe, Joe Sorren, to name a few. With over 50 pages and several years of shows, it’s impossible to name them all here. Take a look at our photos from exhibit below.
The 9th annual “BLAB!” Show (alongside “Genesis of Girls” by Yoko d’Holbachie) is now on view at Copro Gallery through October 4th.
Robert S. Connett