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Ave Rose Bestiary of the Automata

Ave Rose Bestiary of the Automata
Plus the 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show
May 2 – June 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 2nd, 8-11 PM

IN addition to the Taxidermy show, La Luz de Jesus is spotlighting Ave Rose in an exhibition within an exhibition. Ave uses antique insects, bones and taxidermy ephemera in congress with motion mechanics to produce reanimated, organic robots that tend more towards rococo than science fiction. Also incorporating precious gems and metals, her creatures are whimsical amusements that practically breathe with artificial life.

“Most seahorses have a lifespan of 18-20 months. They are highly sought after as aquarium pets making them far more valuable alive than dead. Unfortunately there is a huge market for dead seahorses in the Chinese medicine trade. I am against the collection and use of seahorses for this purpose. I only purchase seahorses from breeders not poachers. Since these seahorses have such a short live span, when they die of natural causes they are sold to private collectors like myself. I pay more for these ethically sourced seahorses, but it’s worth it.” – Ave Rose

Contact the gallery director for availability and purchase info: (323) 666-7667

Click here for full show preview on the gallery website.

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The 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show

May_2014_TaxidermyThe 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show

plus Ave Rose Bestiary of the Automata
May 2 – June 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 2nd, 8-11 PM
Live Taxidermy Demonstration: Saturday, May 3rd, 12-3 PM
Click here for full show preview on the gallery site.

La Luz De Jesus Gallery proudly presents our 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show. This is not your granddady’s taxidermy: road kill is a central part of the “recycled” philosophy of this unusual and enlightening exhibition, as are discarded livestock, destroyed nuisance animals, casualties of the pet trade and animals that have expired from natural causes. Other sculptures utilize taxidermy techniques in an unorthodox way to fashion fantastic beasts from everyday materials-even the recycled pelts of toy stuffed animals. Elements of technology and decoration combine to create ornaments that approach high art, not only in craft, but in concept.

Materials and even species are mixed, helping to broaden presumptive definitions.
Pieces in this exhibition span Steam Punk to Rococo -from playful to elegant.

ANIMALS ARE NOT KILLED IN THE WORK, but rather are used to create a conversation about death and taxidermy.

On Saturday, May 3rd from 2 until 5 PM, Katie, Divya, and Lauren will present a live taxidermy demonstration using prepared and raw materials as they answer questions about the artform.

Check out the previous Taxidermy shows:

2010: Two-Headed Squirrels & Circus Mice Rogue Taxidermy at La Luz de Jesus Gallery: LA Weekly

2012: Rogue Taxidermy At La Luz de Jesus Gallery   Makes Taxidermy Even Weirder: Huffington Post

Images from the last Rogue Taxidermy Show in 2012.

ARTISTS:
Divya Anantharaman
Emily Binard
Sarina Brewer
Kristin Bunyard
Cindy Cronk
Bruce Eichelberger
Ai Honda
Katie Innamorato
Jeremy Johnson
Jessica Joslin
Lauren Kane
Kevin Clarke
Jeffrey R. Kibbe
Dr. Paul Koudounaris
Liz Mcgrath
Brian Poor
Ave Rose
Emi Slade
Simone Smith
Vega
Brooke Weston
Mikal Winn

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Groupie Night at La Luz de Jesus featuring Pamela des Barres

On Feburary 27, the legendary Pamela des Barres, author of I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, Take Another Little Piece of My Heart, Let’s Spend The Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies, and Rock Bottom: Dark Moments in Music Babylon lead a well attended book signing and reading at La Luz de Jesus with  Catherine James who read from her book Dandelion; Memoir of a Free Spirit and former partner-in-crime GTO member Miss Mercy who also read from Pamela’s book. Fans lined up with books purchased at the gallery as well as their rare GTOs albums and other related cherished ephemera!

Enjoy this photo album snapped by Lee Joseph:

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Select Press Links for Laluzapalooza 2014

Laluzapalooza 2014, La Luz de Jesus 28th annual juried art show

Click to see show images and statement on the La Luz de Jesus website

Click to see a photo album of the show install

This is the one show annually that most patrons look forward to seeing, as it’s a chance to discover new artists in the venue that has launched so many careers,” notes gallery director Matt Kennedy. “Every year we manage to discover a new conglomeration of fresh talent, and among them a class of breakout successes. That’s really a credit to the accessible talent pool. The quality and availability of instruction (both in schools and through independent study) coupled with the the culture that this city attracts, fosters a welcoming environment for people with the ability to create –often in reaction to their individual situations. – La Luz de Jesus Gallery Director Matt Kennedy

Preview: Hi Fructose

Preview: CartwheelArt

Preview: Fabrik Magazine

Preview: Upon a Midnite Dreary

Preview: LA.Remezcla

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