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7/3: Click Mort Delirium Tremens at La Luz de Jesus

Delirium Tremens
showing with Edward Robin Coronel, Christopher Bales, Aaron Rivera

July 3 – August 2, 2015
Artist reception: Friday, July 3rd; 8-11PM

4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-7667

The Jitters. Hallucinations and nightmares, occasionally punctuated by some pleasant dream. Sleep tight, my darlings.

Click Mort‘s work centers on indiscreet modifications to existing porcelain figurines. Each piece is a unique consolidation of two or more previously unrelated figures, with extensive cutting, sculpting, sanding, and painting being required to unify them into a new, seamless whole. The result is kitsch resurrected in a still vaguely familiar but somewhat less cozy form.

Mr. Mort’s formal training consists of a single high school ceramics class, where the tendency of his pieces to explode when fired eventually led to him being banned from the kiln. He has since opted to work only with pre-fired materials.

His recapitated figures have been shown at La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles and Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, Texas. A book of Mr. Mort’s work, The World’s Best Loved Art Treasures, was published by La Luz de Jesus Press in October of 2014. It is available at Wacko as well as a number of reputable booksellers.


Click Mort Best Love Art Treasures Signing!

The World’s Best Loved Art Treasures
Book Release & Signing Party for Click Mort


Wednesday, October 8, 7-9pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Soap Plant / Wacko
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Elephant, rhino, and crocodile-headed birds. Dog and cat-headed adolescents. Domestic bliss embodied by rabbit-headed parents and a baby carrot, taking her first steps. Such is the whimsical oeuvre of artist Click Mort, whose remixed nostalgia figurines have made their way into the collections of Mark Ryden, Long Gone John, and director James Gunn, who supplied the foreword to The World’s Best Loved Art Treasures by Click Mort. This tiny, hardbound collection features 88 full-color pages of sculptures that may have once adorned your mother’s mantle piece, but have been transformed into true surrealist masterpieces via scalpel and epoxy. Pick up a copy of Click’s first book and goad him into regaling you with tales of his history as a musician (with The Cramps), stories about his favorite art forgers, and maybe even an anecdote or two about what inspired the art in these pages. Click will be signing alone, but some very special guests have promised to turn up and congratulate him. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A throughout the book signing with the author.

“I hope you enjoy what you see in this book. please look closely at the photos. If you do, thy will make you laugh. If you look closer, they will make you feel. And if you look closer still, they will break your heart.” – from the foreword by James Gunn

The World’s Best Loved Art Treasures
by Click Mort
6.25″ x 6.25″ Hardcover
88 pages, full color
2014 La Luz de Jesus Press / Last Gasp Books

“Click Mort creates ‘recapitated figures’ using the parts of different, pre-existing ceramic figurines to create quirky new hybrid statues. Often imbued with narrative humor, the seamless figures also hold a sense of nostalgia as most of the figures source parts from past eras. ” – Hi-Fructose Magazine

Reserve your signed copy today!
Contact the book store for purchase information.
(323)663-0122 or sales@soapplant.com.


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