A master of the macabre, Chet Zar went an unusual route for his solo exhibition, “Ego Death,” at Copro Gallery. The opening reception will take place this Saturday, October 12, at Beyond Eden Art Fair in LA, and the show will subsequently be moved to Copro Gallery for the rest of the month. But the event Zar has been gearing up for will be a closing reception, or second opening on October 26 (perhaps even this format is telling of Zar’s optimistic views about death), complete with a funeral procession, black magic, a live organ player and more. Zar is not glorifying death in a straightforward sense; inside the casket will be objects that represent the idea of the ego. Doing away with the ego, according to Buddhism, allows one to reach ultimate compassion and enlightenment. Take a look at our preview of the show below.