The 4th annual beinArt Collective exhibition

beinart-copro-flierHere is some information about the show opening this weekend at the Copro Gallery from the beinArt newsletter:

“The beinArt Collective 2013 group art exhibition will be the 4th annual beinArt Collective exhibition at Copro Gallery, curated by Jon Beinart. This exhibition will showcase new work by over 50 artists. All participating artists have been chosen for their exceptional technique as well as their natural leaning towards strange, surreal and often subversive subject matter.

Participating artists include: Chet Zar, Chris Mars, Kris Lewis, David Bowers, Christian Van Minnen, Ana Bagayan, Scott Scheidly, Jana Brike, Scott Brooks, Brian Despain, Charlie Immer, Madeline von Foerster, Chistopher Ulrich, Santiago Caruso, Shawn Barber, Peter Gric, Carlos Torres, Ewelina Koszykowska, Matt Dangler, Jeff Christensen, Richard A Kirk, Saturno Butto, Dan May, Jessica Joslin, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Dariusz Zawadzki, Roberto Ferri, Agostino Arrivabene, Sarina Brewer, Vincent Van Dyke, Dietmar Gross, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Ville Löppönen, Tom Kuebler, Leo Plaw, Maya Kulenovic, Sandra Yagi, Karl Persson, Heather Nevay, David Choquette, Lucy Hardie, Erik Alos, Carrie Ann Baade, Lee Harvey Roswell, Maura Holden, Kikyz 1313, Mark Garro, Amanda Sage, Ben Tolman, Paul Rumsey, Caitlin Hackett, Matthew Levin, Annie Owens, Xiaoqing Ding & Erik Thor Sandberg.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9th, 8pm – 11:30pm.
Exhibit runs: November 9th – November 30th, 2013.

The beinArt Collective was formed to increase public awareness of strange figurative and representational art, in galleries, online and in print. Each artist has been selected for their ability to express themselves imaginatively with unparalleled skill and uncompromising individuality. The beinArt Collective is testimony to a huge international movement of figurative artists who have resisted current trends in the art world and remained true to their artistic vision.

beinArt Collective: http://beinart.org

Copro Gallery – Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave, Unit T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Ph: 1.310-829-2156
E-Mail: copronason@msn.com
Web-site: www.CoproGallery.com

Lamentation for the Last Drop of Honey

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Detail from Lamentation for the Last Drop of Honey, a work in progress.
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2013
© Richard A. Kirk

Here’s a vignette from a new piece that I’m working on called Lamentation for the Last Drop of Honey. I always have fun with the title of my pieces, but this drawing had at its heart a serious concern: the devastation we’ve seen in honey bee populations. I’m not a scientist, I am an artist, and so my response is through art. It’s not a message. It’s more a reflection or meditation. The finished piece will appear (in reproduction) in TOME II Melancholia and (the original art) the November beinArt show at Copro Gallery next month.

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Moss and lichen from a nearby bog.
© Richard A. Kirk 2013

The weather has been remarkable this past week. I was able to get out to take some reference photographs. This one was taken in a nearby bog.

Richard.