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6/5: Don Fritz Atomic Icons at La Luz de Jesus


Don Fritz  “Atomic Icons”
also showing wtih Doug Fogelson, So Youn Lee, Justine Lin, Mayuko Nakamura, and Naoshi

June 5 – 28, 2015
Artist reception: Friday, June 5th; 8-11PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com
to view the entire show click here

Children’s toys and books become objects of ritual when they are imbued with conscious and unconscious meaning based in cultural constructs of gender and power. Heavy and fragile are the underlying presence and psychological consequence of the menacing cultural narratives intrinsic in everyday objects; banality is easily transcended by over-sizing, but power is also trivialized. Guns, jet planes, and rocket cars hide violence beneath their glazed surfaces.

Fantasies of power are closely linked to gender identities, which are formed in adolescence. The toys that seem to reflect the innocence and freedom of childhood are embedded with weighty social contracts dictating gender roles. Here the objects are incorporated with the menacing presence of the atomic symbol as an investigation within American pop culture to show the disparity between our idealized dreams and our physical realities.

Don Fritz‘s works have been collected by the likes of

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, Washington
Otaru Museum, Hokaido, Japan
Ceech Marin, San Francisco, California
Jim Carrey, Actor, los Angeles, California
Nicolas Cage, Actor, Los Angeles, California
Miklos Forman, Director, Los Angeles, California
Billy Shire, La Luz De Jesus, Hollywood California
Mark Ryden, Pasadena California

www.donfritz.com

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2/22 – 4/19: 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz @ LAMAG


20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz
Guest Curators: Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace) & Gary Pressman (Copro Gallery)
February 22nd – April 19th, 2015
Invitation Only Reception: Saturday, February 21st from 6-11PM

*RSVP TO: rsvp@lamag.org

Public First View: Sunday, February 22nd 2-5PM

On view: Sunday, February 22nd – April 19th, 2015
Gallery Hours 12-5PM, Thursday – Sunday

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING:
Saturday, March 14th 2PM: Curator / Juxtapoz Talk (with Andrew Hosner, Gary Pressman, Greg Escalante, Robert Williams, Suzanne Williams, Gwynn Vitello, Evan Pricco, and Jeff Soto)

FOR MORE INFORMATION – interview opportunities – images
contact Lee Joseph at Reverberations Media

 

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(Los Angeles) – The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Juxtapoz magazine are pleased to present 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, a group exhibition to commemorate two decades of the magazine’s influential contribution to contemporary art and culture. On view at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, and curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery and Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery, the exhibition features close to one hundred artists who have graced the publication’s pages and website, and showcases the diversity and breadth of the New Contemporary movement Juxtapoz has championed and helped to uphold.

In 1994 in San Francisco, Robert Williams, Craig Stecyk, Greg Escalante, Eric Swenson and Fausto Vitello founded Juxtapoz with the intent of fostering the art and culture of the underground. Providing an alternative voice and narrative as a counterpart to the dominant New York-centric discourse of contemporary art, it featured artists who straddled “high” and “low” culture. Aligning itself with the aesthetics of contemporary street culture, figurative art, California car culture, gig posters, tattoos, graphics, psychedelia and comics, the publication became a conduit and forum for an entirely new generation of artists who were latching on to the visual vernacular of powerfully populist themes. At a time when representational forms of art were widely disparaged by the reigning critical discourse of the art world, a discourse which championed hyper-conceptual and minimalist dogmas, Juxtapoz provided a mouth piece for the New Contemporary movement. Fluid rather than prescriptive, this movement has many monikers but is united by an ethos. The expressive possibilities afforded by figurative or representational work came to the fore, and a democratic sensibility was unleashed.

What once began as an alternative magazine is now the most widely disseminated art publication in the world. Predicated on the rejection of the artificial boundaries that consecrated “high”, Juxtapoz effectively broke down walls to allow young artists a chance at their own history. It is also an ideal that attests to the power of making accessible art about shared cultural experiences, identities and aesthetics.

The artists featured in this exhibition have been chosen based for their impact on the movement, and on how they themselves have been motivated by such an abundance of inspiration. With access to this imagery and community, new and multifaceted generations of artists continue to emerge from the ranks. Avenues made possible by Juxtapoz, through its wide variety of featured media and expressions, have shaped this aesthetic and preserves its trajectory as far as the imagination will allow.

Full lineup of participating artists in 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz:

Aaron Horkey
Aaron Nagel
Adam Caldwell
Adam Miller
Alex Yanes
Amy Sol
Andrew Hem
Andrew Schoultz
Andy Kehoe
Anthony Ausgang
Aron Wiesenfeld
Audrey Kawasaki
Bezt
Billy Norrby
Brendan Monroe
Brett Amory
Brian M. Viveros
bumblebeelovesyou
C215
Candice Tripp
Chet Zar
Chris Mars
Christine Wu
CR Stecyk
Cryptik
Curiot
Dabs Myla
Dan Quintana
Dave MacDowell
David Cooley
David Molesky
EINE
Elizabeth McGrath
Eric Fortune
Erik Jones
Ernest Zacharevic
Esao Andrews
Femke Hiemstra
Fuco Ueda
Glenn Barr
Heidi Tailifer
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Jacub Gagnon
James Marshall
Jeff Ramirez
Jeff Soto
Jeremy Fish
Jim Houser
Joanne Nam
Joao Ruas
Joe Sorren
Joe Vaux
John Brophy
Jon Swihart
Joram Roukes
Josh Keyes
Kazu Tsuji
Kevin Peterson
Kikyz 1313
Know Hope
Kozyndan
Kris Kuksi
KuKula
Kwon Kyung-yup
Linnea Strid
Low Bros
Luke Chueh
Luke Hillestad
Marco Mazzoni
Margaret Keane
Mark Dean Veca
Mark Garro
Mark Ryden
Matt Dangler
Michael Hussar
Mike Davis
Miss Van
Naoto Hattori
Natalia Fabia
Niagara
Nick Sheehy
Nicola Verlato
Nikko Hurtado
Nosego
Odd Nerdrum
Peter Ferguson
Rob Sato
Robert S. Connett
Ryan Heshka
Sainer
Sandra Chevrier
Scott Radke
Sergio Garcia
Seth Armstrong
Shag (Josh Agle)
Shepard Fairey
Tara McPherson
Tran Nguyen
Tristan Eaton
Troy Coulterman
Word To Mother
Yoko d’Holbachie
Yosuke Ueno

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The LAMAG is located within the beautiful Barnsdall Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. To contact the gallery please call 323.644.6269. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from Noon to 5PM. For special tours and school groups, please contact Marta Feinstein at met_marta@sbcglobal.net or to arrange special adult tours, please contact Gabe Cifarelli at Gabriel.cifarelli@gmail.com – visit LAMAG on the web at www.lamag.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION – interview opportunities – images
contact Lee Joseph at Reverberations Media

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Margaret Keane added to Juxtapoz 20th at LAMAG

Living legend and major influence on the lowbrow and pop surrealist art movements, Margaret Keane, has just been added to the lineup of 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz! group show – What with Keane’s involvement in the already epic Juxtapoz group show and Robert Williams‘ headlining solo show SLANG Aesthetics! – the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery will be housing one of the most important shows the movements have seen yet!

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Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics!
and 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz

Guest Curators: Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace)
& Gary Pressman (Copro Gallery)

VIP Private Preview Reception: Sat., February 21st, 2015 6-11PM
(RSVP will be required / details to follow)
Public First View: Sun., February 22nd, 2015 2-5PM
Exhibition Runs: February 21st – April 19th, 2015

Taking Place At:
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Located at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.lamag.org

Artist List for 20 Years Under The Influence Of Juxtapoz:

• Aaron Horkey
• Aaron Nagel
• Adam Caldwell
• Adam Miller
• Alex Yanes
• Amy Sol
• Andrew Hem
• Andrew Schoultz
• Andy Kehoe
• Anthony Ausgang
• Aron Wiesenfeld
• Audrey Kawasaki
• Billy Norrby
• Brendan Monroe
• Brett Amory (FEATURED INSTALLATION)
• Brian M. Viveros
• bumblebeelovesyou
• C215
• Candice Tripp
• Chet Zar
• Chris Mars
• Christine Wu
• CR Stecyk
• Cryptik
• Curiot
• D*Face
• Dabs Myla
• Dalek (aka James Marshall)
• Dan Quintana
• Dave MacDowell
• David Cooley
• David Molesky
• EINE
• Ekundayo
• Elizabeth McGrath
• Eric Fortune
• Erik Jones
• Ernest Zacharevic
• Esao Andrews
• Femke Hiemstra
• Fuco Ueda
• Glenn Barr
• Heidi Tailifer
• Henrik Aa. Uldalen
• Jacub Gagnon
• Jeff Ramirez
• Jeff Soto
• Jeremy Fish
• Jim Houser
• Joanne Nam
• Joao Ruas
• Joe Sorren
• Joe Vaux
• John Brophy
• Jolene Lai
• Joram Roukes
• Josh Keyes
• Kazu Tsuji
• Kevin Peterson
• Kikyz 1313
• KNOW HOPE
• Kozyndan
• Kris Kuksi
• KuKula
• Kwon Kyungyup
• Linnea Strid
• Low Bros
• Luke Chueh
• Luke Hillistead
• Marco Mazzoni
• Margaret Keane
• Mark Dean Veca
• Mark Garro
• Mark Ryden
• Matt Dangler
• Meggs
• Michael Hussar
• Mike Davis
• Miss Van
• Naoto Hattori
• Natalia Fabia
• Niagra
• Nick Sheehy
• Nicola Verlato
• Nikko Hurtado
• Nosego
• Odd Nerdrum
• Peter Ferguson
• Rob Sato
• Robert S. Connett
• Ryan Heshka
• Sandra Chevrier
• Scott Radke
• Sergio Garcia
• Seth Armstrong
• SHAG (Josh Agle)
• Shepard Fairey
• Tara McPherson
• Tran Nguyen
• Tristan Eaton
• Troy Coulterman
• Word To Mother
• Yoko d’Holbachie
• Yosuke Ueno
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