Nathan Anderson, Christopher Bales, Howard Hallis, & Gea*
June 2 – July 2, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, June 2nd, 8-11 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
After graduating from UCLA in 1994, Howard Hallis worked as a personal assistant to professor Timothy Leary, collaborating with him on the book Surfing the Conscious Nets: A Graphic Novel. Hallis went on to create a tarot card deck based on the movie Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Howard’s parody of Jack Chick religious pamphlets, Who Will Be Eaten First?, based on the H. P. Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos, prompted Chick Publications to issue him a cease and desist letter, and his groundbreaking The Picture of Everything–a fifteen foot tall drawing that references all things Pop Culture, cemented Hallis’ reputation with the Wired crowd.
Howard helped to create websites for the animation studio Klasky Csupo, and produced the live-streaming death of Dr. Timothy Leary–at the cultural icon’s request. He was a yidcore pioneer as the vocalist of GefilteFuck. He has written articles for the alternative zine Ben Is Dead and the San Francisco Herald, self-published comics (Alien Man) and collaborated on publications for DC & Marvel. Howard is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on the character Doctor Strange and the process of lenticulation, which provides the medium for this exhibition–including a 22×28″ lenticular of The Picture of Everything.