The Coaster Show
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
September 4 – 27, 2015
Opening Reception: Fri, Sept. 4, 8-11 PM.
Closing Party: Sunday, Sept. 27th, noon-six PM
also showing – Harold Fox Into Oblivion
We’ve all done it. We’ve sat at the bar, drinking a beer and doodled on a coaster.
But most of us aren’t the extremely skilled painters, illustrators, animators, tattooists, sculptors or collage artists that are featured in this exhibition that takes a love of craft brewing and elevates it to high art.
La Luz de Jesus Gallery has produced a custom canvas for some of our favorite gallery folks to do what they do best, and transform a 4″ tondo coaster into museum worthy exhibition pieces.
Last year, they dotted their walls with over 700 tiny masterpieces, and this year they’ve outdone themselves – with over 1000! The rules were simple: Each coaster must be a solitary work (though it’s fine if several pieces work together contextually), and they must be priced $250 or less. There is no bottom, so some coasters will be free!
This isn’t just the same, old crop of folks you see in every group show across town. There are a lot of participants who La Luz de Jesus quite frankly can’t believe they got to participate. Whether you love beer or don’t, the art will blow your mind.
This year, they’ve got frames available, and just like last year, there will be some amazing beer there, too!
View images from the massive install of last year’s Coaster Show!