“Summer Soirée” Exhibits Works Inspired by Summer Heat and Mythology

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Scott Scheidly

This month coincides with the rising of Sirius, Orion’s dog star, from which the dog days of summer take their namesake and Copro Gallery’s upcoming group show. Inspired by the summer star, the participating artists of “Summer Soirée” draw upon seasonal and fantastical themes for the exhibition. In particular, the exhibit features a new series of acrylic paintings by Florida based artist Scott Scheidly, previously covered here on the blog. His portraits play on the mythological associations of Sirius with oncoming heat, fevers and evil, as in Homer’s Iliad. Summertime goddesses are portrayed wearing dramatic headdresses of combined flora and fauna elements, a signature of his works. His paintings are on display alongside new works by Viktor Safonkin, Nick Sheehy, Leslie Ditto, Brian Smith, Clare Toms, and Erik Alos. Nick Sheehy also exhibits a blurred narrative in his macabre illustrations of oddball characters. Using mostly graphite and watercolor, he draws frogs tying together symbols of summer, such as pineapples and skull-faced cicadas, with red string. Sheehy’s drawings continue from where his recent exhibition, “Metamorphosis” left off, which explored themes of change, death, and his childhood imagination. Take a look at more works from “Summer Soirée” below, opening at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles on August 15th.


Scott Scheidly


Scott Scheidly


Scott Scheidly


Scott Scheidly


Scott Scheidly


Nick Sheehy


Nick Sheehy


Nick Sheehy


Nick Sheehy


Nick Sheehy


Viktor Safonkin


Viktor Safonkin


Clare Toms

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