1/9: Hudson Marquez “Rhythm & Shoes” La Luz de Jesus

Hudson Marquez “Rhythm and Shoes”
January 9-February 1, 2015
Showing with Charles Binger “Illustrator”
at La Luz de Jesus Gallery

January 9 – February 1, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 9th, 8-11 PM
Artist Talk: Sunday, January 18th, 2-4PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Preview show images here


Hudson Marquez “Rhythm and Shoes”
Hudson Marquez is a painter, storyteller, writer, and video artist, whose work includes many paintings, installations with the art collective Ant Farm, the Cadillac Ranch and TVTV video productions. In his own words, he “was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He got out as soon as possible. His travels finally led him to San Francisco where he helped found the Ant Farm, an arts collective that was very active in the late ’60s/early ’70s. He became addicted to video and in 1972 started the video group TVTV. This group of small format video pioneers had a great run, producing a number of award-winning documentaries for PBS. In 1974, he created the Cadillac Ranch sculpture in Amarillo, Texas. Now living in Los Angeles, Marquez splits his time between writing and painting pictures of cars and girls.

Ike Turner… Little Richard… Papa Lightfoot… Freddie King… Johnny Ace… Blaze Starr… Candy Barr… Lili St. Cyr. They all connect here in this series of paintings. Having heard tales of the RnB stars of the past, I’ve brought some to life. True Stories… Maybe.

The Bourbon Street stage stilettos of the ecdysiasts were imprinted on me at an early age. Sneaking into the 500 Club and Gunga Den. Sitting at the bar the first items I saw were the shoes. The best new Orleans R&B bands were backing them up. Earl Palmer. Lee Allen. I’m still in love with the rhythm and the shoes. – Hudson Marquez

Click here for a podcast interview with Hudson Marquez on Feral Audio!

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