6/3: gia* –Penetralia
showing with Katherine Brannock, Caitlin McCormack, and Genie Mélisande
June 3 – 26, 2016
Artist reception: Friday, June 3rd; 8-11PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Wacko / Soap Plant
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
gea* sometimes focuses on disturbing and explicit subject matter, while she can juxtapose sweetness and repulsion, sometimes wrapped in a dream like surrealism as she illustrates and explores the nether regions of our collective psyche. She is equally adept in expressing herself with an assured line in ink and exercising shocking and vibrant approaches to color theory, both in drawing and in digital media.
Her works have been published in limited edition art books by international publishers such as Timeless, Le Dernier Cri and Re:Surgo!; one of the Re:Surgo titles she in which she is featured is now part of the NY Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. She has directed music videos for Momus and Jeffrey Butzer, which have been viewed widely and received acclaim from the late great movie critic Roger Ebert and film director Guy Maddin.
gea* is a Chilean-born multidisciplinary artist based in New York. Her unique work encompasses drawing, painting, illustration, digital arts and media, photography, film and animation. An autodidact, she has exhibited solo and in group shows in New York, Los Angeles, Santiago, Zurich, and Toronto.