Thursday, September 29, 2011

Free coffee today at 7/11

Monday, September 26, 2011

La Luz de Jesus 25

Billy Shire celebrates 25 years with huge group show & book

Part 1 opens October 7 & 8, 8–11 PM

Part 2 opens November 4 & 5, 8–11 PM

To celebrate 25 years of groundbreaking art shows, Billy Shire presents his biggest event ever: La Luz de Jesus 25, a major retrospective exhibition and companion book. The show, offering work by more than 260 artists who have exhibited at the gallery over the years, is so extensive that Shire has split it into two parts, each with two opening nights: part 1 opens October 7 and 8, and part 2 opens November 4 and 5. The list of participating artists is a veritable Who’s Who of art world luminaries. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all these artists together in one show.

View the complete list of artists here.

View the artist roster for each month here.

The book, La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could, features images of all the art in the show, a personal anecdote about Shire and the gallery written by each artist, essays by La Luz gallery directors and a foreword by Shire. The book is more than a simple record of the show. Taken together, the images and essays present a history of La Luz de Jesus through the eyes of the artists whose careers are intertwined with Shire and his gallery.

About La Luz de Jesus

Billy Shire opened La Luz de Jesus in 1986 to showcase the work of underground and folk artists largely ignored or dismissed by the legitimate art world. The first permanent gallery space to exhibit alternative art, La Luz quickly became famous as much for its splashy, raucous monthly opening parties as for the often outrageous and confrontational art on its walls. When choosing artists, Shire challenged received notions of “good taste” and “high art” and rejected the arbitrary but long-cherished distinction between commercial and fine art, embracing illustration, underground art, outsider art, animation, and comics, both underground and mainstream. As a result, many artists hugely successful today credit Shire with having launched their careers, and he is widely acknowledged as a seminal figure in contemporary art movements such as Lowbrow and Pop Surrealism.

For purchase questions or for more information, please contact gallery director Matt Kennedy at 323.666.7667 or La Luz de Jesus Gallery is located at 4633 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Only folding bikes are allowed on the train during peek hours. Which is a large portion of the day

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I'm looking at my irish eggs benny from miss woo right now!

Friday, September 23, 2011

People that are happy to hear others succeed are broad minded. People that are jealous and upset of others success are small minded.

Friday, September 16, 2011

I just sent my first fax in my whole life!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

That DAMNED exhibition!

Just submitted work to the "Damned" exhibition. Fingers crossed!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sitting in miss worcester with a pretty lady

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This climate doesnt suit me.

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