June 1 – July 1
Artist Reception, Friday, June 1, 8-11 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
In June 2018, La Luz de Jesus Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by four artists with very divergent styles and practices; Jasmine Worth, Christopher Ulrich, Ave Rose, Frank Forte
Christopher Ulrich – Into the Light
Christopher Ulrich is a painter of surreal, iconographic images. He is influenced by the richness of ancient mythology, the mystery of alchemy, and the vastness of cosmic reality. Illuminating this dark journey with insight, heart, and determination he strives to understand the revelations that are uncovered in the work.
Frank Forte – The Exploration of the Cartoon Myth
Frank Forte‘s second exhibition with La Luz de Jesus is inspired by a steady diet of classic cartoons, comics and horror films. Frank continues to explore the realm of disturbed characters that seem trapped in a nightmarish animated world. This new series of paintings incorporate the re-appropriation of figures and images we know from the yesteryear of the animated film as well as introducing Frank’s original characters. The Exploration of the Cartoon Myth tries the fuse the old and the new and act as a launching point for the next series of works.
Ave Rose Whimsical Windows
Ave Rose’s Whimsical Windows are vignettes of Taxidermy Automata each their own unique story of life and death fortune and tragedy. A gold-gilded Amazon Tree Boa skeleton plays the role of sorcerer spinning and twisting protecting the sacetimental rose with its beautiful striped petals that are said to hold the power of eternal youth. A coyote skull with its fangs and jaw opened full revealing beehive bouquet a jeweled wasps nest filled multicolored gems that are attended to and lovingly cared for by gold gilded honey bees.
To view full show statements and previews, check out the La Luz de Jesus Current Exhibitions page