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5/18: Ave Rose Artist Talk at La Luz de Jesus

Artist Talk: Ave Rose
Sunday, May 18th 2-4 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-7667
www.laluzdejesus.com

La Luz de Jesus Gallery is spotlighting the work of Ave Rose in Bestiary of the Automata, an exhibition within the 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show. 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. Please join us on Sunday, May 18th from 2-4 PM as Ave demonstrates in person the secrets behind her highly technical art works.

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Dadaismus : An Auditory Odyssey Curated by Michelle Carr

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HM 157 Presents:
Dadaismus ~ An Auditory Odyssey
Curated by Michelle Carr

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Doors open at 8 PM, show starts at 9 PM – 3 AM
Contribution: $12
$5.00 after midnight – DJ set w/ Don Bolles for the late birds
All Ages

Social lubricants and nosh on offer
Street parking only
Raffle prizes

HM157
3110 North Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA 90031
www.hm157.com
Dadaismus Facebook Event Link

Dadaismus is a bi-monthly experience casting unique avant-garde multimedia music, dance, film and spoken word performances, curated by HM157 artist in residence Michelle Carr founder of the legendary Jabberajaw club and creator of Velvet Hammer Burlesque

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Featuring musical performances by The Centimeters and L.A. Dronas, experimental music and performance by Circuitry and Poetry, performance art and soundscape by Anna Homler, spoken word by John Tottenham, modern dance by mecca vazie andrews and projections by The Mystery Machine.

 

The Centimeters
HM157centimeters1Even those of us who were around at a time when the Centimeters soaked the stages of goth rock concerts, Cacophony Society functions, and Mr. T’s Bowl with cacklingly evil vocals, Minimal Man synths, somber violins, and gloomy, drug-fueled guitar jangles probably don’t have all these songs, spread as they were over a few albums and EPs and, perhaps, across the detritus-strewn floor of singer Greg Gomberg’s Koreatown bedroom for years and years and years. It’s odd to think that a band that never smiled on stage, except in contempt for all that was pure and holy, could bring so much joy to its fans. But there are people who are peeing themselves to see a return, even in the form of a greatest hits and a few new live shows, of the dynamic duo of Gomberg and Nora Keyes and the lost boys (and girls) who brought their songs to life right on the cusp of the George W. years.


Help is On The Way – The Centimeters by opponoastos

 

Circuitry and Poetry
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Jeff Boynton plays his circuit bent instruments live through multiple amps distributed throughout the space. Over this sonic backdrop, Mona Jean Cedar reads original poetry while simultaneously interpreting it with American Sign Language (ASL) and dance.

 

 

Anna Homler

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Anna Homler  is a vocal, visual and performance. With a sensibility that is both ancient and post-modern, Homler’s work explores alternative means of communication and the poetics of everyday objects. She creates ”perceptual  interventions”  by using language as music and sound as language.

Highlighting Holmer’s work is the performance/installation project “Pharmacia Poetica” which examines the symbolic and tonal qualities of words and objects. The installation has traveled nationwide as part of the exhibition, “40 Years of California Assemblage”, and worldwide as part of the traveling exhibition “Outside the Frame: Performance and the Object, a survey of performance art in the United States from 1950 to the present.” www.annahomler.com

L.A. Dronas!
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L.A.Drones! hales from both Mexico and Southern California and is a sonic mixture of electro, KrautRock, dub, acid, and noise, through the interaction of loops and drones, but never forgetting melody, performed with vocals, two synthesizers, effects modules, pedals and two mixers with improvisation as an essential part of the performance. www.ladrones2.bandcamp.com/ ,  https://soundcloud.com/l-a-droneswww.vimeo.com/90298781


John Tottenham
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John Tottenham is the author of The Inertia Variations, an epic cycle on the subject of work-avoidance, indolence and failure. His final collection of poetry, Antiepithalamia & Other Poems of Regret and Resentment

John is also an old-fashioned paint and brushes man, whose paintings and drawings have been exhibited at galleries in Los Angeles and New York. His last solo show was at the Rosamund Felsen gallery in July, 2012. www.johntottenham.com

 

mecca vazie andrews
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mecca vazie andrews is a Los Angeles based instructor, choreographer, and dancer. As artistic director of her company The MOVEMENT movement she was the performer, choreographer, and director of the 2013 REDCAT New Original Works Festival piece “Molly Maps Erratic.” Established in 2007 The MOVEMENT movement’ mission is to preserve past and present cultural traditions through authentic alternative performance experiences. Partnering movement, musical theater, performance art, dance, and text. The company has performed at various theaters museums and galleries including Los Angeles Museum of Art , Santa Monica Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, El Portal, and LACE Gallery. www.

 

 

The High Priestess of Visuals is back! The Mystery Machine

The Mystery Machine is a magical concern made of circuits and brain waves, colors and cortexes. Made to bend and wobble, and wonder and awe. She loves BIG WALLS, and wants to play on yours. The sound and the vision were made to be married in live improvisational performances. You are here, and you already know this. www.facebook.com/themysterymachinetakesoff

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The Lampshades: Kate Flannery, Scot Robinson at Tiki Oasis

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The Lampshades to perform “Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki”

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Lampshades1The Lampshades will return to Tiki Oasis in 2014. The duo who performed at Tiki Oasis 10 and 12 is a cult comedy team fresh from the cruise ship circuit, spinning pop and rock into comedy gold as they work out the kinks in their amusingly tortured relationship with Kate Flannery (Meredith from NBC’s “The Office” and the host of TVGuide Network’s “Stand Up in Stilletos”) and the very funny Scot Robinson (“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”) The Lampshades are America’s favorite dying lounge act taking the world by storm one odd gig at a time. Check them out on “Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place,”  “NASA Safety Day, Joe’s Pub,”  and “Bentzen Ball, US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.”

 

 

View a video of The Lampshades at Tiki Oasis 10, introduced by Charles Phoenix: www.youtube.com/watch?v=17uUNv3ieSI

 

Tiki Oasis is a family produced Polynesian Pop lifestyle weedender which takes place in Southern California each August and is the only event of its’ kind on the West Coast. Each year Tiki Oasis presents a different theme which explores, celebrates, and preserves mid-century aesthetics via entertainment, fashion, food, drink and education, while showing its’ relevancy in contemporary lifestyle. Tiki Oasis attendees experience three days and four nights of mixology, live and dj music sets, educational symposiums, book signings, marketplace shopping, art, burlesque, comedy, vintage cars, fashion, food, kids events, and more! Each year brings a different theme to Tiki Oasis, and in 2014, Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat-Tiki” offers a unique pairing of the Beatnik and Tiki ethos. Like the Beat Generation of legend and lore, today’s Tiki aficionados are drawn to primitivism and thirst to reconnect with the primal past, celebrating it in a modern context. Spend a carefree weekend in an urban oasis amidst fellow barefoot bohemians, reveling in the kind of art, music, literature and mixology that is sure to flip your lid!

Click here for previous Tiki Oasis press and video.

Also performing Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki will be King Kukulele, El Vez, The Standells, LOVE Revisited, Ixtahuele, Davie Allan and The Arrows, The Unclaimed, The Satin Chaps, The Kilaueas, The Devil-Ettes, The Martini Kings, Tiki Joe’s Ocean, The Loons, The Cocksmen, Boss Fink, Jason Lee and the RIP-Tides, Phast n’ Bulbous, Hang Ten Hangmen, Los Shimmy Shakers,  plus a plethora of burlesque dancers, educators, authors, mixologists, artists, carvers and more. Event DJs include: Howie Pyro, Jon Burchard, Tanoa, Domenic Priore, Nuria, Axel, The Kilaueas, Johnny Bartlett, Skipper Josh, Lee Joesph, Norm Cabrera, Jeff BigTikiDude and Kristena, Wesley, Mike Stax, AND the crew of LuxuriaMusic.com!

For more information contact Lee Joseph at Reverberations Media, click here.

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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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