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NEW EXHIBIT: EARTH AS EROTIC ENERGY (Stop Torturing My Mother!)

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Metrov with works-in-progress

Featuring West Coast’s Wildest, Most-Accomplished,
Under-Recognized Contemporary Artists

Where: Angel City Brewery—Sponsored by ARTSHARE LA
(in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles Arts District)

When: June 8 thru July 5, 2017

Artists: Sara Lytle, Metrov, Mike Mollett, Henry Rasmussen

Opening Reception: June 8, 6-9pm

Mingle with political radicals, circus dwarfs, flying monkeys, atomic mutants…

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 15, 2017) — With the support of ArtShare LA, four seasoned visual artists will receive widespread exposure in the heart of the booming Downtown Los Angeles Arts District.

“We’ve been deeply devoted to the Arts our entire lives. I believe it’s because we’ve chosen unorthodox career paths that we’ve yet to receive significant recognition. We haven’t followed the rules. To a person, we’ve felt compelled, obligated really, to explore the fascinating new mediums / outlets / technologies available to artists today,” says Metrov, the exhibit’s curator and lead artist.

The exhibit title: “EARTH: as erotic energy (stop torturing my mother!)” references outrage at the tearing down of our cherished environmental protections; an absolute denunciation of unbridled corporate pollution of our air, water, and food; disregard for ecocentric values—all in the name of profit and greed. “The old system is dying. We are here to welcome a return to Matriarchal Principles and a harmonious relationship with Nature; to aid the transformation from a fear-based to a love-based civilization.”

The exhibit will feature: Artist Sara Lytle’s revelations from the alt dimension, Metrov’s large-format assemblage works depicting divine-feminine mutations, Henry Rasmussen’s haunting silent heads, hanging, organic mud sculptures by Mike Mollett, founder of the LA MUDPEOPLE.

Where: Angel City Brewery—Sponsored by ARTSHARE LA When: June 8 thru July 5, 2017 Artists: Sara Lytle, Metrov, Mike Mollett, Henry Rasmussen Opening Reception: June 8, 6-9pm

Exhibit video—Opening Night:

“Metrov’s work, in its eclecticism and vitality, admirably conforms to Manny Farber’s description of ‘termite art’ which “goes always forward eating its own boundaries,
and, likely as not, leaves nothing in its wake other than the signs of eager, industrious, unkempt activity.”
Author/critic Brad Stevens. 

For over 50 years, Metrov has focused on mastering traditional techniques as well as exploring new mediums that continue to blossom around him. He has been far more enthusiastic toward experimentation than in seeking gallery renown. This website represents a broad representation of the artist’s work in painting, mixed-media, traditional sculpture, digital sculpture, film, music, writing, and the development of global sustainability principles. Explore.

Born in East Los Angeles, Metrov began his professional life in New York City in 1970 working as a designer/illustrator for world-renowned Push Pin Studios. At the same time he worked as apprentice to the iconic Roger Hane, painter/designer of the original Carlos Castaneda book covers. Metrov then segued into the Fine Arts, painting in a loft studio across from Andy Warhol’s Factory… (MORE)

One Easy Tool to Help You be Mindful and Positive

I’m honored and humbled to share my essay, recently published on www.InspireMeToday.com:

Time is an illusion. The past is not real, only a memory. So, too, the future… merely speculation. The only time that’s real is NOW. That’s why the only time I’m truly able to connect to Higher Intelligence (Higher Self, Tao, God, Universe, whatever you call It) is NOW. I need that connection, that guidance, in order to live life to the fullest… in order to achieve my dreams.

When I know what I want in life, the Universe (or the conscious totality of everything that exists)… continuously reveals the path to my dreams. Why? Because I’m here to experience Life from my unique perspective on behalf of the Universe. Why? Because the Universe is inclined to expand, and my experience causes expansion… or growth of consciousness.

As long as I don’t botch things up with worry and doubt, everything that comes my way is another sign post guiding me to my goal. If you’ve discovered your Life’s Mission, focus only on that. If not, surrender… the Universe will whisper back your own forgotten ideals. Guidance comes in the form of intuition, a feeling, sometimes a voice in my head. But I can’t hear this voice if my mind is busy analyzing scenario after scenario… what ifs… fears. Let them go. How?

  • Simply STOP THINKING about those things.
  • Follow the guidance that comes from living in the NOW.
  • Develop a sense of invincible Faith, that no matter what comes your way—as unrelated as it may sometimes seem—it is another stepping stone toward realizing your dreams.
  • Accept everything. Resist nothing.
  • Realize you have the choice to be joyous or fearful.

Here’s a simple, but powerful tool… put a smile on your face. Inhale to the count of three. Keep smiling! Exhale to the count of five. Whenever you find your mind drifting into negative territory (i.e. focusing on the problem instead of the solution; fear instead of love), do this exercise three times in a row. You will restore your sense of well-being, and be back in the moment. Do this as often as necessary throughout the day.

We live in a deeply interconnected Universe. Everything orbits around and around—stars, planets, blood cells, atoms… the thoughts broadcasting from my head and heart. The vibrational frequency I send out is the same frequency that comes back to me. Send out good vibrations! Make it habit.

Stay feeling good, and in the moment as much as possible. Stop judging what’s good or bad; allow your wholeness. Like weeding a garden, work on uprooting repressed negative beliefs and emotions. Find something to be grateful for (and if you look, you’ll find an endless supply), and be joyous for your good fortune. Even if you think the world is falling apart around you, there is still always something to be grateful for. Let go of fear and illusion. Embrace the Divine Now. Live it. Trust it. Share your good vibrations with ALL, and you will fulfill your maximum potential.

Metrov

PAX: BEAR GODDESS Currently in Production!

My PAX: BEAR GODDESS sculpture is being cast in bronze, and will be available this Winter in a Special Limted Edition of only 10. This magnificent creation stands 24″ tall and is mounted on a gorgeous, black marble base. Contact me now to learn more and get on the waiting list.

PAX: BEAR GODDESS

PAX: BEAR GODDESS

Attack of the Art Bots!

I’m dreaming of Giant Art Bots… though these are fabricated from aluminum, I’m currently constructing prototypes from wood, paint, stickers, photos, nuts & bolts… !

The Movement Is On! Join Now.

• If you believe We the People, should Protect our Planet, READ ON…

• If you believe Corporations should Stay out of Government, READ ON…

• If you believe Art can Make a Difference, READ ON!

LEARN HOW TO JOIN OUR MOVEMENT AND GET YOUR FREE PAX BEAR PORTRAIT>>

Metrov

FOUR NEW Limited Edition Print Series

Four new series available in signed, limited editions of (25). Each artwork is meticulously printed on the finest, acid-free, museum quality, archival paper with archival ink, and comes with a Certificate of Authentication. VIEW NOW

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New work: “A Study in Body/Psyche Ratios” (Warning: Adult Content)

New 2015 series: “A Study in Body/Psyche Ratios”  — (11) 24″ X 18″ mixed media paintings on archival photographs & (2) 36″ X 24″ mixed media paintings on canvas. Each original is accompanied by ten 40″ X 30″ signed, limited edition prints. For more information, please contact the artist. (runtime: 7 minutes; PLEASE NOTE: I do not endorse, nor am I a spokesperson for any of the websites mentioned in this video. They are simply vendors I use in my work.) VIEW PAINTINGS

 

Preview Version of Metrov Documentary Film (1:40 min)

“A Life in the War Zones of American Art” is a documentary film chronicling the challenges and joys of working as an artist in the U.S.  (Full 30-min version)

Meet Metrov 2014

Learn more about Metrov—the man, the artist—in this brief introductory video.

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