Genesis to Revelation

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Genesis to Revelation

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave., #T-5
Santa Monica, CA 90404
July 23rd, 2011 - August 6th, 2011
Opening: July 29th, 2011 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM

santa monica/venice
Wed-Sat 1-6 PM when we have a show running (holidays & downtime please call to make appointment)


Copro Gallery presents the group art exhibition "Genesis to Revelation".

The concept of a divine creation is important to every religion. The writings of many faiths describe creation as a magical time when gods and the elements interacted to fabricate The Universe and Planet Earth. The religious literature of these cultures use similar mythological archetypes, metaphors, and icons to communicate their understanding of our origins but have these similar ideas evolved separately over time, or are they an attempt to communicate an actual single episode of Genesis that scientifically happened 1-5 billion years ago from which all other accounts have originated?

Genesis to Revelation is the first and last corpus of the Old to New Testament describing the beginnings and end of the universe as we know it, not yet come to light. Revelation brings together the worlds of heaven, earth, and hell in a final confrontation between the forces of good and evil. The repeated occurrence of the number seven contributes to the overall unity of Revelation. There are seven churches symbolized by seven lampstands (1:20); the churches have seven angels symbolized by seven stars (1:20); there are seven spirits before the throne of God, symbolized by seven lamps (4:5), and also by seven horns and seven eyes (5:6); the judgment scroll has seven seals (5:1) with a corresponding set of seven "seal judgments"; the seventh seal unleashes seven "trumpet judgments," which are heralded by seven angels (8:1-2); the seventh trumpet unleashes seven "bowl judgments," where the bowls of God's wrath are poured out by seven angels (15:1); there are seven mysterious thunders about which John is not permitted to say anything (10:3); 7,000 people are killed in an earthquake (11:13); the dragon has seven heads and seven diadems on his heads (12:3); and the beast from the sea has seven heads (13:1).

At the end of the story of "Revelation" the protagonist and hero, "The Lamb" saves his people from the tribulation, destroys the wicked, and ushers in an age of peace; after the age of peace, there is a second, brief time of trouble which results in the permanent banishment of the wicked; and then a new heaven and a new earth replace the old, and the people of God go to live in a city described as the "New Jerusalem." Being the last book of the bible, once Revelations comes to pass besides a new earth and heaven we will be ready for a new Bible and a made for TV movie.

Participating artists will illustrate these Bizarre, Avant Garde concepts from thousands of years ago about Creation and Apocalypse, Black Bible style.

artists include; Chris Mars, Luke Chueh, Christian Van Minen, Naoto Hattori, Billy Norrby, Stephanie Henderson, Keith Weesner, Tin, Leslie Ditto, Jeff Christensen, Charles Manson, Anthony Ausgang, Erik Alos, The Pizz, Chrystal Chan, Dave MacDowell, Marco Almera, Dark Vomit, Chris Peters, Albert Cuellar, Xue Wang, Charles Wish, Juan Muniz, Super Cooper Berella, Clare Toms, Vincent Cacciotti, Erik Alos, J Salvador, XNO and many more

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