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12/1: La Luz de Jesus 31st Anniversary Drawing Show


31st Anniversary Drawing Show
Exhibition: December 1-31
Reception: Fri. Dec. 1, 8-11 PM

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

Artist list: Nathan Anderson, Ana Bagayan, Paul Barnes, Vicki Berndt, Andrew Brandou, Mark Bodnar, Jessica Dalva, Jason D’Aquino, Dave Dexter, Daniel Martin Diaz, Jorge Dos Diablos, Bruce Eichelberger, Frau Sakra, Damian Fulton, Mark Gleason, Derek Harrison, Scott Holloway, Karen Hydendahl, Stephanie Inagaki, Yumiko Kayukawa, Mariam Keurjikian, Zoe Lacchei, Craig LaRotonda, Tracy Lewis, Justine Lin, Lizz Lopez, Danni Shinya Luo, Patrick McGrath Muñiz, Junko Mizuno, Chris B. Murray, Michael Murphy, Mayuko Nakamura, Annie Owens, Rob Reger / Emily the Strange, Van Saro, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman, Christopher Ulrich, Mel Weiner, Jasmine Worth, Daphne Yap.

2017 is La Luz de Jesus’ 31st year of continuous, monthly exhibitions. Think about that: La Luz de Jesus Gallery is 31 years old!

Some of the artists in this show weren’t even born yet when Billy Shire decided to clear out the storage apartment at the corner of Melrose and Martel, upstairs from his flagship Soap Plant shop with marked purpose. His vision: to showcase the incredible, ethnic folk art he brought back from Mexico, Guatemala, and museum quality pieces from Asia and elsewhere alongside that of his talented friends–people who were finding a hard time being taken seriously by the art establishment of the era in spite of their technical prowess. His experiment has spawned a legacy. The renewed interest in illustration art resultant from his gallery’s success influenced the zeitgeist, and launched industries. The lowbrow movement of California Art (which in turn informed the Pop Surrealists that followed) influenced fashion, television, film and culture. The rest, as they say, is history.

The 31st Anniversary Drawing Show is an invitational event that traces the history of Post-Pop in its birthplace.

We chose from the best illustrators featured in the 31-year history of La Luz de Jesus to create a new, original drawing for this show, allowing us to trace a line all the way from Robert Williams to Annie Owens.

Since this is a drawing show, the work will be graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, ink or ballpoint pen, watercolor and/or gouache on paper. Whatever the preferred technique, the dominant medium of expression will classify the work as a drawing. All works are 16×20″ or smaller before framing.

Preview the entire show at this link

 

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8/5: Bunnie Reiss All Our Nature at La Luz de Jesus

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Bunnie Reiss All Our Nature

Juan Muniz & Jasmine Worth
with Special Guests Maryrose Crook, Michael Murphy, and Bunnie Reiss

August 5-28, 2016
Opening Reception, Friday August 5, 8-11 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

In this world of constant expansion of technology, how do we go back and behave like our trueanimal selves? How do we continue to go by instinct? To .nd courage in a time and spacewhere our connection seems to be forced by computer keys and tiny, glowing screens that showus a world that exists behind a pixelated force. This new work is a story of us, of all our nature,of how we can .nd our brave selves again and come into the beasts that we are, without fear,without hesitation. It is the complicated simplicity of being the human animal, with our abilities toreason ourselves right out of our true nature. I want us to remember before we could remember where our nature came from, how we all lived in harmony, how we survived on the trees, the air,and the soft moss under our hoofs. –

My family is mostly Polish and Russian, and I was raised fairly conservatively Jewish. There was always lots of eating, loud talking, family and community. Although I rebelled against much of the organized part of my religion, I rely on the mysticism part of it to guide my adult life. Born in Maryland, raised mostly with the wide-blue sky’s of Colorado, I studied literature in Greeley, Colorado, worked for NPR and various other publications, while painting quietly on the side. My interest in pursuing more a full-time art career kept growing and growing, and eventually I relocated to San Francisco and received my MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. I than moved to France for a bit to study very formal drawing and painting in a small town in Brittany, and came back to the west coast to continue my life in Oakland. I relocated to Los Angeles about year and a half ago, mostly to pursue mural projects and larger installation ideas. – Bunnie Reiss

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Juan Muniz “Postal” at La Luz de Jesus 8/5

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Juan Muniz  – Postal

Juan Muniz & Jasmine Worth
with Special Guests Maryrose Crook, Michael Murphy, and Bunnie Reiss
August 5-28, 2016
Opening Reception, Friday August 5, 8-11 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

Juan Muniz – Postal
“Say it simple, mean it deep” is one of Juan’s primary goals. His paintings often feature cartoon-like characters wrestling with modern life: intrusive technology, dependency, courage, love, denial, and awareness. The primary character Juan paints, ‘Felipe’, is neither male or female and is often shown wearing a rabbit suit and a mask. Juan states: “We often wear a second skin in daily life or at work and the ‘skin’ doesn’t reveal much of our true self. The ‘mask’ I draw is a blank stare and depending on the situation, can convey humor, doubt or irony.

Born in Tijuana, and raised in San Diego, Juan started drawing and painting as a child in San Diego and later attended Collins College in Arizona for animation. After receiving an Associates Degree he moved back to Las Vegas and earned his bachelors in graphic design from The Art Institute. Juan has become the cornerstone of the Las Vegas art community. With murals throughout downtown Vegas and in the Cosmopolitan Casino and Resort Hotel, Juan’s toy-inspired paintings have the flavor of graffiti and the appeal of Disney. Juan regularly shows his work in Las Vegas and Los Angles.

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Jasmine Worth “Blood and Tears” at La Luz de Jesus 8/5

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Jasmine Worth


Jasmine Worth  “Blood and Tears”
Juan Muniz & Jasmine Worth with Special Guests Maryrose Crook, Michael Murphy, and Bunnie Reiss

August 5-28, 2016
Opening Reception, Friday August 5, 8-11 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

 

Jasmine Worth is a San Diego based oil painter with a purely feminine sensibility within a truly Gothic milieu. Her exhibitions have all sold out since first featuring at La Luz de Jesus Gallery six years ago, following multiple group show inclusions from the seminal Kitschen Sync to Laluzapalooza.

Worth creates depictions of the symbolic and surreal using techniques and imagery of classical painting. Worth draws on personal experiences that parallel the larger cultural experience, the subconscious being a gateway for commentary on the world around her. The seamless blending of the iconic with the visceral blurs the line between what is sacred and what is profane.

In “Blood & Tears”, Worth explores the realm of suffering as symbolized through blood and tears, substances heavily associated with the feminine. The use of re-appropriated spiritual imagery often found in Worth’s pieces continues in her latest collection, weaving a cohesive narrative through past and current works. Each body of work is a branch of a central theme: the damage wreaked by a world consumed with consuming and the triumph of those who seek a different path. This message can be seen in the obvious wounds sustained by her central characters and their startling resilience. The message being only when we realize that the earth and people are not possessions to be exploited can we begin to heal.

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3/21: Temple of Art Book Release & Signing La Luz de Jesus


Temple of Art Book Release & Signing Party
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7-10pm

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

Temple-of-Art_bookTemple of Art documents a two-year art and photography project; a unique collaboration between over 50 great artists and photographer/director Allan Amato that includes original work incorporating multiple modalities and disciplines.

The exhibition opened at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in December, and quickly became the talk of the internet. Many of the original pieces were snatched up by celebrity collectors, but the book reproduces all of them in a handsome, hardcover volume published by Baby Tattoo Books.

Many of the participants will be present to sign the books and discuss the feature film documentary that has evolved out of this unique project.

The List of Contributors:

Allan Amato, Adnohia, Barron Storey, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Thies, Christiane Shillito, Christine Wu, Coop, Dadushin, Danni Shinya Luo, Dave McKean, David Stoupakis, David Mack, Denys Cowan, Dongyun Lee, Dorian Iten, Gail Potocki, Grant Morrison, Greg Ruth, Hueman, Jasmine Worth, Jason Shawn Alexander, JAW Cooper, Jenna Gibson, Jensine Eckwall, Jim Mahfood, John Malloy, Jon Burgerman, Junko Mizuno, Justin Volz, Kellesimone Waits, Ken Garduno, Kent Williams, Kozyndan, Kurt Huggins, Kyle Stecker, Marc Scheff, Mark Buckingham, Matt Kennedy, Matthew Bone, Matthew Levin, Megan Hutchinson, Molly Crabapple, Nicole Maloof, Ping Zhu, Rebecca Guay, Roman Dirge, Rovina Cai, Satine Phoenix, Scott Fischer, Shaun Berke, Soey Milk, Stephanie Inagaki, Teresa Fischer, Vincent Castiglia, You Jung Byun, Zak Smith, Zelda Devon.

A complete gallery of images from the book and exhibition can be found here.

Temple of Art
by Allan Amato, et al.
Hardcover
9 x 12.25 x 1″
$50

Only books and records purchased here will qualify for signing.
Reserve your signed copies today!
Contact the book store for purchase information.
(323)663-0122 or sales@soapplant.com or click here to purchase your copy online.

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Temple of Art Preview – Art of the Selfie


 


Temple of Art is an upcoming documentary directed by Allan Amato. The film follows over 50 artists’ creative process and philosophies, asking each of them the question, “Why do you make art?

59 Artists were selected to collaborate by executing their own styles on top of Amato’s photographs of them, and the list of participants is impressive: Adnohia, Allan Amato, Barron Storey, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Thies, Christiane Shillito, Christine Wu, Dadushin, Dan Quintana, Danni Shinya Luo, Dave McKean, David Mack, Dongyun Lee, Dorian Iten, Greg Ruth, Gail Potocki, Grant Morrison, Hueman, Jasmine Worth, Jason Shawn Alexander, JAW Cooper, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Jenna Gibson, Jensine Eckwall, Jim Mahfood, John Malloy, Jon Burgerman, Junko Mizuno, Justin Volz, Kyle Stecker, Karen Hsiao, Kellesimone Waits, Ken Garduno, Kent Williams, Kozyndan, Kurt Huggins, Marc Scheff, Mark Buckingham, Matt Kennedy, Matthew Bone, Matthew Levin, Megan Hutchinson, Molly Crabapple, Neil Gaiman, Nicole Maloof, Rebecca Guay, Roman Dirge, Rovina Cai, Satine Phoenix, Scott Fischer, Shaun Berke, Soey Milk, Stephanie Inagaki, Teresa Fischer, Vincent Castiglia, You Jung Byun, Zelda Devon.

The pieces are on display at La Luz de Jesus opening on Friday, December 5, closing on January 4 – A live performance by Grant Morrison kicks-off the opening at 8PM, which will be recorded for the Temple of Art documentary. The show remains open through 12/28. Preview the show on the gallery website at this link.

Photos taken at the artist preview on Thursday, 12/4

 

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June 6-29: Jasmine Worth “Sacred Feminine”

Jasmine Worth – “Sacred Feminine ” at La Luz de Jesus, part of a four-person show:

Chris B. Murray, Joel Nakamura, William Zdan, Jasmine Worth
June 6 – 29, 2014
Artist Reception: Friday, June 6th; 8-11 PM

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

Mother One Eyed God

Mother One Eyed God

Jasmine Worth – “Sacred Feminine”
Jasmine Worth crafts scenes from fairytales gone awry, swirling seamlessly between the sweet and surreal, inevitably dipping into the valley of the morbid. In her latest series, “Scared Feminine”, Worth, under the unifying theme of sacred femininity brings together aspects of Goddesses, saints, mythology and numerous other influences to fully explore the ever changing role of the feminine in spirituality. This series is intended to invite the viewer to explore their own relationship with the many aspects of the divine.

The destiny of art in our time is to transmit from the realm of reason to the realm of feeling. –Tolstoy

Worth studied formally at Studio 2nd Street in southern CA, and earned her BFA from the Laguna College of Art and Design. While she possesses the credentials, the product of her toils clearly pours from the cobwebbed corners of her mind, not the classroom. Her paintings—a cabaret of vibrant hues—are a blend of soft textures and colorful characters, juxtaposed against gloomy themes. Created in her home of San Diego, Jasmine combines dark influences and subtle-yet-serious undertones with raw artistic talent and a rarely seen creativity. Her work exudes a strong bearing of individuality, manifested through characters that speak almost vocally and give a new element of depth to an otherwise two dimensional medium. Each scene tells a story, and every story is as diverse in emotion as it is in appearance.
www.jasmineworth.com

Images:
Mother of the One Eyed God, Oil on mounted canvas, 11.5 x 6 in. $800.00
Lady of Sorrow,Oil on mounted canvas, 5 x 7 in. oval, (9 x 7 in. framed) $500.00
Patron Saint of Last Nights Tears,Oil on mounted canvas in vintage frame, 5.5 x 5 in. $500.00
Eye 1, Oil on mounted canvas, 1.5 x 2 in. (4 x 6 in. framed)

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