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8/1: Harold Fox – So Long and Thanks for All the Fish at La Luz de Jesus


Harold Fox  So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
showing with The Fifth Annual Coaster Show

September 1 – October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1st, 8-11 PM
Closing Party: Sunday, Oct. 1st noon-six PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

The pictures I have made try to represent, to some extent, everyone’s experiences in perhaps a surreal or a fantasy form. An ambiance or deja vu familiarity maybe from a dream, or a nightmare and even a reality that exists somewhere. It is the negative experience that is most enduring, at least for me…like sitting down to enjoy your favorite pie only to discover a dead fly on it.

I hope the viewer enjoys each piece as much as I did creating it. This will be my last art exhibition in Southern California. — Harold Fox

Harold Fox has enjoyed unprecedented success in his retirement. Each of his previous exhibitions has completely sold out, and so we are sad to announce that this will be his last exhibition in Los Angeles. If you’ve been waiting to add one of his vivid reminiscences of a bygone era to your own art collection, now is the time to do it. If Charles Bukowski used paintbrushes instead of a typewriter, the outcome might look something like this. But there’s also a bit of Steinbeck and Hemingway and a whole lot of Nightmare Alley. Like a skid row Robert Williams, or a sideshow Frank Cassara, Fox’s work is both cartooned, but realistic, with the types of surrealist flourishes that would make Dali proud. Fox’s is a dark, shadowy world of second rate carnivals, low rent flophouses and dustbowl trailer parks filled with ornery hustlers, scheming grifters, and Machiavellian femmes fatales, as witnessed by a support cast of affable hobos and menacing clowns.

View the full preview of the show, along with the Coaster Show, at this link

886 Piece La Luz de Jesus Coaster Show Installation Photos!


The Third Annual Coaster Show Installation Photos!
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Shot over three days, check out the installation process for the mega group exhib – Third Annual Coaster Show at La Luz de Jesus opening Friday, Sept 4 and runs through Sept. 27. Preview ALL show images on the gallery’s website at this link.

 

September 4 – 27, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 4th, 8-11 PM
Closing Party: Sunday, Sept. 27th, noon-six PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

Also showing, Harold Fox‘s amazing ““Into Oblivion

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Coaster Show install images shot by Lee Joseph for La Luz de Jesus and Reverberations Media.

 

9/4: Harold Fox “Into Oblivion” at La Luz de Jesus Gallery


Harold Fox “Into Oblivion”
also showing: The 3rd Annual Coaster Show

September 4 – 27, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 4th, 8-11 PM
Closing Party: Sunday, Sept. 27th, noon-six PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

Harold Fox has been in retirement for quite a few years now, but you’d never know it from his output. His paintings are vivid reminiscences of a bygone era. If Charles Bukowski used paintbrushes instead of a typewriter, the outcome might look something like this. But there’s also a bit of Steinbeck and Hemingway and a whole lot of Nightmare Alley. Like a skid row Robert Williams, or a sideshow Frank Cassara, Fox’s work is both cartooned, but realistic, with the types of surrealist flourishes that would make Dali proud. Fox’s is a dark, shadowy world of second rate carnivals, low rent flophouses and dustbowl trailer parks filled with ornery hustlers, scheming grifters, and Machiavellian femmes fatales, as witnessed by a support cast of affable hobos and menacing clowns.

When you find an artist whose collector base is composed mostly of other artists, you know you’re onto something. And it’s not enough that his paintings are the cat’s pajamas, he also custom carves his own frames. The resultant tramp art aesthetic adds a whole other dimensionality to the work, as each frame seems predestined for the piece that occupies it.

Fox refined his talent at L.A.Harbor J.C.,L.A.Trade Technical college (where he earned a degree in commercial art)and at CSULB. He spent two years in the military and even there continued drawing at the request of the General. His interests are in art, history, sociology, film making and photography. Harold spent many years working as a commercial artist in Long Beach to support his family. Harold is now retired and enjoys having time to be creative and spend time with the grandkids.

Fox’s work reflects life experiences mixed with a lot of imagination. Reality and fantasy intertwined, sometimes quirky and fun and sometimes dark and frightening but always technically precise. Harold Fox currently resides in Riverside, CA.

9/5 – 28: Harold Fox – On the Fringe of the Mundane


Harold Fox “On the Fringe of the Mundane”

LaLuz_Fox_Were-a-Spark-in-EternityShowing with “The Coaster Show”, the Second Annual L.A. Beer Week Tie-In Show September 5 – 28, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 5th, 8-11 PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-7667
www.laluzdejesus.com

Preview entire show here

Harold Fox has been in retirement for quite a few years now, but you’d never know it from his output. His paintings are vivid reminiscences of a bygone era. If Charles Bukowski used paintbrushes instead of a typewriter, the outcome might look something like this. But there’s also a bit of Steinbeck and Hemingway and a whole lot of Nightmare Alley. Like a skid row Robert Williams, or a sideshow Frank Cassara, Fox’s work is both cartooned, but realistic, with the types of surrealist flourishes that would make Dali proud. Fox’s is a dark, shadowy world of second rate carnivals, low rent flophouses and dustbowl trailer parks filled with ornery hustlers, scheming grifters, and Machiavellian femmes fatales, as witnessed by a support cast of affable hobos and menacing clowns.

When you find an artist whose collector base is composed mostly of other artists, you know you’re onto something. And it’s not enough that his paintings are the cat’s pajamas, he also custom carves his own frames. The resultant tramp art aesthetic adds a whole other dimensionality to the work, as each frame seems predestined for the piece that occupies it.

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