Sunday, April 19, 2009

gettin' busy

I've been away from the blog lately because I have been working on some new ideas for some upcoming shows. My priority right now is getting ready for a new show in LA. I have just showed my Sacred Heart painting at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in their annual show called"Everything But the Kitschen Sync". (see prior blog) The painting sold and it generated a second sale from someone that googled me after the show.

I was just contacted by Billy Shire, the owner of the gallery and he asked me if I would be interested in a second show in August. He told me that it would be a more concentrated show of the best from the Kitschen Sync show. There will be four of us of the 109 artists that participated!! Needless to say I am psyched! Of course the group show was a milestone for me because this is a major gallery for my type of work. And now to be part of the top % of that group is beyond my expectations.

" La Luz de Jesus Gallery was established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California as the brainchild of entrepreneur and art collector Billy Shire. Shire is considered largely responsible for fostering a new school of art in Los Angeles prompting JUXTAPOZ Magazine to dub him "the Peggy Guggenheim of Lowbrow.

La Luz de Jesus showcases mainly figurative, narrative paintings, and unusual sculpture. The exhibitions are considered post-pop; the art content ranges from folk to outsider to religious to sexually deviant. The gallery's main objective is to bring underground artists and counter culture to the masses.

Some of the past shows have been groundbreaking, introducing unknown artists who have become great names in the modern art world. La Luz de Jesus helped to establish artists such as Manual Ocampo and Joe Coleman, and hosted Robert Williams' art exhibits before he became a household name.

The gallery opens a new exhibit every month, with an opening reception that Details Magazine calls "the biggest and best party in Los Angeles."

here is a great spot on the show!!!

a quick quote from the article:

“Everything But the Kitschen Sync”. This gigantic, no-theme exhibition will feature work from what we feel are some of the most relevant artists working today.

ok, I'm off to work! :)


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