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Krystopher Sapp – The Great American Horror Show Install Preview

Krystopher Sapp – The Great American Horror Show
Showing with Bruce Eichelberger – The Anatomy Lesson

April 1 – May 1, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, April 1st, 8-11PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Soap Plant / Wacko
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Some images from Krystopher Sapp’s show install – full show preview at this link

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Krystopher Sapp – The Great American Horror Show
Like another famous and similarly named artist, Krystopher Sapp works primarily in assemblage. Each has been at it for about the same amount time, and their matching first names (and unusual spellings of each) are one of the great coincidences of the contemporary Post-Pop art world.

Sapp’s work is much more dangerous.

Krystopher Sapp grew up in a household of memorabilia. His father has been a respected collector and dealer of movie goods for decades and his mother is one of the very few restorers trusted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As one might expect, his knowledge of classic film runs deep and his lexicon is large. The Great American Horror Show is a tribute to his favorite films from his favorite genre, and avoiding cliché has become his trademark.

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12/5: Let There Be GWAR Book Signing at La Luz de Jesus


Let There Be GWAR
Book Signing with co-founder Hunter Jackson

Let There Be GWAR
Book Signing event with GWAR co-founder Hunter Jackson

Saturday, December 5th 7-10PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Soap Plant / Wacko
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Let There be GWAR
will give fans the world over the most comprehensive guide to the greatest band ever created. Covering the beginning of time at The Dairy building in Richmond, Virginia, where the band first met, to their spread across the land like a disease through the 1990s and 2000s, this book is a record and testament to all that is GWAR. Music changed when GWAR entered the arena with their intense performances of blood spewing nuns, ravaging stage shows and outlandish costumes, all while entertaining and awing the growing number of fans across the globe. Let There be GWAR takes you through the GWAR kingdom in photos, band posters, ephemera and interviews, chronicling their albums, comics and video in a blood-stained hardbound luxe book. GWAR fans, known as bohabs, will unite and delight in the wretched world of GWAR through the pages of this monstrous book.

Hunter Jackson and Dave Brockie were co-founders of the infamous GWAR, and Jackson was the artistic inspiration of the costuming, props, and performance they are best known for. With the loss of Brockie last year, Jackson is the last available founding member. As part of the band/artist collective, he performed as the character, Techno Destructo, and currently still uses the character as a wrestler primarily within the growing Freakshow Wrestling group.

Hunter will be happy to sign two additional items for every book purchased at La Luz de Jesus and he’ll have some exclusive merchandise of his own, too!

Let There Be GWAR!
Compiled by by Bob Gorman and Roger Gastman
Retail price $59.95
Hardcover: 360 pages
Publisher: Gingko Press (September 14, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1584235969
ISBN-13: 978-1584235965
Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.9 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.2 Lbs.
Click here to purchase the book online

Only books purchased here will qualify for signing.
Reserve your signed copies today!


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

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