Wild at Heart

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ballarinas 5 Acrylic On Canvas 55" X 66" © Courtesy of the Artist and CoproGallery
Wild at Heart 15 Pastel, Pencil Paper 28" X 20" © Courtesy of the Artist and CoproGallery
Caballo 1 Acrylic On Canvas 32" X 32" © Courtesy of the artist and CoproGallery
Wild at Heart

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave., #T-5
Santa Monica, CA 90404
August 11th, 2012 - September 1st, 2012
Opening: August 11th, 2012 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 Miss Van's "Wild At Heart ". This will be her first solo exhibition with Copro and one of Miss Van's largest exhibitions ever. For this body of work Miss Van explores "Wild At Heart" through paintings and drawings on paper and wood keeping the movement, lightness of the lines, the spontaneity blurry, as in a dream or vision ..... floating.

"I have been mixing girls and animals for a while now, starting with simple masks and slowly melting the two natures together. For "Wild at Heart " the seduction acts on a different level and I choose to focus on details, hiding a lot and isolating selected sacred parts of the body (eyes, hair, mouth ... ). The forms and elements floating adds complexity, ambiguity and mystery. The masks allow me to show more feelings, other sides of a same character, hiding the face, partly or totally and embracing the animal strength, personality and attitude. I am illustrating the chemistry between the feminine delicacy and the bestial instinct, natural and raw and we all have this duality inside." 

Miss Van will be attending the artist reception Satuday, August 11, traveling from her current residence in Barcelona Spain especially for the show.There will be a T-Shirt Giveaway from Citizens of Humanity and some special edition prints available only at the opening. More info. to follow closer to the exhibit. 

Miss Van started wall-painting in the streets at the age of 18, initiating the feminine movement in street art. Her sultry female characters began to pop up on city center walls in the mid 1990s and they instantly possessed a timeless quality, as if women had always painted such graffiti in the streets. The more she moved into gallery work and could work with the nuances of more fragile media than the streets would allow, her characters grew more sensitive, subtle, and delicately rendered. She is now exhibiting all around the world from NY to LA, Europe (France, Switzerland, Germ nay, Spain, Italy, UK, etc.), and Asia. She has shown in art centers and museums as the city gallery of Schwaz in Austria (curator : Karin Perrnegger), the Baltic Art Center in the UK or the Von der Heydt Museum, Kunsthalle in Wuppertal, Germany. She has shown with some of the greatest artists such as Os Gemeos, Mike Giant, Banksy, Faile, Shepard Fairey, Barry Mcgee, Ryan McGinness, Takashi Murakami, Ed Templeton, and many others. 


Opening Reception, Saturday, August 11, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m. 
Free T-Shirt giveaway from "Citizens of Humanity" & special ltd. prints