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EVENT

Jessica Dalva and Annie Murphy-Robinson at La Luz de Jesus


Dates:
Fri Feb 01, 2013 20:00 - Sun Feb 24, 2013

Location:
Los Angeles, California
United States of America

Jessica Dalva These Days
Annie Murphy-Robinson Emily and the Cosmos


February 1 - 24
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1st, 8-11 pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Jessica Dalva
's new series of 24 sculptures and drawings is an attempt to illustrate the variety of thoughts, rituals and impressions that one experiences throughout a day.
preview show here: http://laluzdejesus.com/shows/2013/Dalva/Dalva2013.htm

Annie Murphy Robinson's technique is relatively unknown, she uses sandpaper as a medium to embed dry material into heavy paper. Using this technique, she is able to “see” in the dark. She uses a myriad of photographic reference for the images of her daughters and draws from life the images of my old toys and memorabilia. The use of this technique takes the work to a “hyper-real” level and lends itself well to the pervasive feeling of melancholy that exists. Her intent is to confront the viewer and ask questions.
preview show here: http://laluzdejesus.com/shows/2013/Robinson/AMR2013.htm


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Frieda Gossett, Alexandra Manukyan, Krystopher Sapp at La Luz de Jesus


Dates:
Fri Jan 06, 2012 20:00 - Sun Jan 29, 2012

Location:
Los Angeles, California
United States of America

Frieda Gossett "Birds"
Alexandra Manukyan "Secrets and Confession"
Krystopher "Sapp My Arsenal"

January 6-29, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6th, 8-11 pm

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

Frieda Gossett "Birds"
Frieda Gossett loves things that fly. She creates birds, kites and insects with a twist; their lighter than air, delicate natures run counter to her chosen medium - rugged hand tooled leather best suited for boots and saddles. Birds displays Gossett’s dedication to her leather aviary while shifting her focus to ‘famous aircraft.’ Gossett’s father was in the Air Force and even though she hates flying, she salutes her father’s passion for airplanes and incorporates her passion for birds, mixing up natural flight and man-made flying machines.

A graduate of Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California, Gossett resides in Pasadena with her husband and three dogs. www.friedagossett.com

Alexandra Manukyan "Secrets and Confession"
Alexandra Manukyan focuses on combining traditional oil painting techniques with surrealist symbolism to communicate the immediate and lasting impact of technological innovations on the human body and psyche. One recurring motif in her paintings often appears as the feminine form bearing the burdens of worldly grief and mistakes on her body, bowing in resignation to a seemingly inevitable fate: the acquiescence of the corporeal state to the encroaching dominance of modern technologies conjoining itself like an apathetic demon of silicon and circuitry cursing more than fulfilling promises of beauty and comfort.

Manukyan is a graduate of the State University and The College of Fine Art and Design in Yerevan/Armenia as well as the Los Angeles Trade/Technical College and attended UCLA. A resident of Los Angeles, Manukyan works in the fashion and entertainment industries as a designer and graphic artist. www.alexandramanukyan.com

Krystopher Sapp "When a Good Man Goes To War"
While visiting the arms and armament section of the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York, sculpture/ assemblage artist Krystoper Sapp was inspired to take weapons that are meant to maim and kill and turn them into something much more than tools of death. For My Arsenal, Sapp has created two bodies of work: “Our Guns Never Tire” and “When A Good Man Goes To War.” The pieces are made from rifle parts, hand guns and even a Soviet machine-gun from World War II.

Sapp is a luminary in the Southern California Dark Art scene. He creates highly detailed worlds in the form of mixed media sculptures based in doom and horror, molding them into a vision of beauty.


EVENT

Paul K's "The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses" signing and discussion


Dates:
Thu Oct 27, 2011 19:00 - Thu Oct 27, 2011

Location:
Glendale, , California
United States of America

Paul Koudounaris signs and discusses his book, The Empire of Death
Thursday, October 27, 7 p.m.
The Brand Library
1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201-1209
(818) 548-2051
Los Angeles art historian and author Paul Koudounaris presents his new publication, The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses (Thames & Hudson, October 2011).
From the Publisher:
In this tour de force of original cultural history, Paul Koudounaris takes the reader on an unprecedented international tour of macabre and devotional architectural masterpieces in nearly 20 countries. This is the first book to bring together the world's most important charnel sites, ranging from the crypts of the Capuchin monasteries in Italy and the skull-encrusted columns of the ossuary in Évora in Portugal, to the strange tomb of a 1960s wealthy Peruvian nobleman decorated with the exhumed skeletons of his Spanish ancestors. Illustrated with specially taken photographs of sites rarely open to the public and forgotten archive images of others long destroyed, this mesmerising, shocking and deeply moving book is an essential memento mori for our modern age.

Visit author Paul Koudounaris' website: http://empiredelamort.com/


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Binger, Daily, Hallis, Otis at La Luz de Jesus


Dates:
Fri Jan 07, 2011 00:00 - Fri Jan 07, 2011

Four Person Show January 2011

Charles Binger "A Pulp Life"
Steven Daily "Covenant"
Howard Hallis "The Picture of Everything"
Tammi Otis "A Fertile Madness"

January 7 - 30
Opening Reception: Friday, January 7th, 8-11 pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027
323-666-7667
www.laluzdejesus.com
info@laluzdejesus.com

online press release with images and links:
http://leejosephpublicity.com/show/laluzjan11

Charles Binger "A Pulp Life"
Charles Ashford Binger was a British-born painter who found great success in Hollywood and on Madison Avenue. His commercial art included film posters, pulp novels and celebrity portraiture in a career that spanned the 1920s -1970's. Binger's hallmark style utilized impeccable composition, rendered in a painterly style over roughened textures. His science-fiction paperback covers include masterpieces “The Illustrated Man” by Ray Bradbury & “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley. As Marilyn Monroe’s favorite illustrator, he created three of her most memorable film posters, including “Niagara” and “River of No Return.” His gift at capturing beautiful and vulnerable women in oils made him a highly sought portraitist among the crowned heads of Europe, and a valuable commodity in the emerging post-war pulp market.

This is the first exhibition of his work in 45 years, and the very first time that these works have been offered for sale. Condition is consistent with commercial work of this era

Charles Binger extended biography:
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2011/Binger/Binger-bio.htm
Charles Binger show preview:
http://laluzdejesus.com/shows/2011/Binger/Binger2011.htm

Steven Daily "Covenant"
The world of Shriner Parades and Freemason Lodges has been an ongoing interest for Steven Daily ever since his family moved from Southern California to the Midwest - Southern block of the United States during his formative years. For the past decade, Daily has been researching these societies of secrets, conspiracies on the global elite, One-World Government, ritual-based orders, and theories around these ancient fraternities whose clandestine orders formed the foundation for our country and even today hold the most powerful positions in our government. Daily found the imagery, iconic symbology and secret rituals irresistibly striking and became fascinated that a country that was supposed to be founded on the Hebrew God was founded by men who performed ancient rituals behind closed doors. “Covenant” is Daily’s interpretation of the mystique, rumors, facts, research and theories based on the cloaked oaths, secret rituals, ceremonies and pacts that man makes with the mystic and odd and the god, Jahbulon. Daily lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Steven Daily's blogspot:
http://stevens-stuffs.blogspot.com/
Steven Daily "Covenant" 1.7.11 from Sketch Theatre on Vimeo:
http://vimeo.com/17653132
Studio visit by Jack Muramatsu
http://dailydujour.com/2010/12/31/studio-visit-steven-daily-on-covenant/

Howard Hallis "The Picture of Everything"
Howard Hallis earned a BFA in Fine Art at UCLA studying under Chris Burden, Charlie Ray, Richard Jackson, Paul McCarthy and Nancy Rubens. He was at the creative center of Yidcore band Gefilte Fuck, and collaborated on three books with Timothy Leary. Howard is the world's authority on Dr. Strange and has been an important force in the Los Angeles counter-culture scene for decades. Reminiscent of Mike Kelly, Hallis' art betrays a level of obsession far beyond reasonable calculation. He began work on “The Picture of Everything” in 1997, and by the time he finished his masterwork in September 2010, it was almost 15 feet tall and 12 feet wide. This is the first public showing of the complete, finished work, which is so large that it must hang at an angle to fit in the gallery. Divided into eight framed sections, this incredibly unique, detailed and whimsical work will be offered for sale for the first and only time at this showing. A series of five oversized lenticulars of The Picture of Everything and an edition of 420 signed and numbered giclees (sized 27" x 39" and printed on 10-point card stock) will be available for purchase at the exhibition, which will include several additional, unique, large-format lenticular collages.

It's easy to get lost in the miasmic nostalgia that this giant, hand-drawn masterpiece epitomizes, as the artist has captured literally everything that you could possibly recall from the world of pop-culture. It took the better part of 13 years to create, and it could take you even longer to identify all of the characters that it references, making this is a must see installation -enjoyable for all ages. www.howardhallis.blogspot.com

Click here to see "The Picture of Everything" in more detail on Howard's website (WARNING: Large files):
http://www.thepictureofeverything.com/

Tammi Otis "A Fertile Madness"
Tammi Otis paints in oil glazes because they convey a luminosity that she can't get with other mediums. “I need that special light effect because it's an integral part of what I want my work to convey...an inner world - maybe not seen clearly, but definitely felt” states the artist. Otis conveys through her artwork, the emotional being manifesting itself as a tornado, a halo, or a bird such as a crow. She paints the joy, sorrow and spiritual secrets of our intimate minds.

"Madness is a fullness in my mind----Each idea, each thought, chasing one another round and round without end until I MUST paint them, if only to still the voices for a minute. Birds flit about between realities, bringing truths and secrets back and forth across great chasms of forgotten things. Souls are bound by an interior web of emotions that manifest in odd projections about their heads or even physical ties to......And always, the orbs, because my madness is circular.......it comes back on itself. My process for each work takes months, with every figure telling me what SHE needs in the next glaze. Many paintings will have 30 or more layers by the time they’re finished, much like the layers of a personality. They change. They speak to me in whispers......madness." Tammi Otis lives and works in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. www.tammiotis.com

Click here for Tami Otis show preview:
http://laluzdejesus.com/shows/2011/Otis/Otis2011.htm


EVENT

Designer Con


Dates:
Sat Nov 20, 2010 00:00 - Tue Nov 16, 2010

Destroy All Movies!!!

The Complete Guide to Punks on Film"

Book signing by the authors Zack Carlson & Bryan Connolly

The complete guide to every appearance of a punk or new waver
to hit the screen in the 20th Century.
Forward by Richard Hell

Sunday, November 21st
5pm - 7pm
La Luz de Jesus
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027
323-666-7667
www.laluzdejesus.com
info@laluzdejesus.com

This wildly comprehensive release features A-to-Z coverage of over 1100 feature films from around the world, as well as dozens of exclusive interviews with the cast/creators of crucial titles like "Repo Man," "Return of the Living Dead," "The Decline of Western Civilization" and "Valley Girl." Also examined are countless prime examples of straight-to-VHS slasher trash, Brooklyn skid row masterpieces, Filipino breakdancing fairytales, no-budget apocalyptic epics and movies that shouldn't even have been released, many of which have never been written about. Also included are hundreds of eyeball-smashing stills and posters, many in full color!

In addition, the book features tons of exclusive interviews with music/big screen luminaries including Ian MacKaye, Richard Hell, Penelope Spheeris, Nick Zedd, John Doe & Exene Cervenka, Alex Cox, Martha Coolidge, Lee Ving, Keith Morris, Mary Woronov and many more!

"Destroy All Movies!!!" nails down decades of insanity with superhuman research, vicious precision and electrically charged stills and images, and is the first and final definitive armchair roadmap to punk and new wave on celluloid. Five years in the making, this pulse-bursting monument to lowbrow cultural obsession is a must for all film fanatics, music maniacs, anti-fashion mutants, '80s nostalgists, sleazoids, cop-killers and spazzmatics!

Check out www.PunksOnFilm.com for more info.

About The Editors
Zack Carlson has owned a punk record store, taught college courses on disreputable film history, toured internationally in various bands, and has amassed a bone-crushing collection of over 3000 forgotten VHS treasures. He's a lead film programmer for Austin's original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema called "The best movie theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly) and Fantastic Fest, the nation's largest genre film festival.

Bryan Connolly has been movie-obsessed since childhood. A screenwriter and filmmaker, he is also one of the driving forces behind Vulcan Video, one of the world's last flourishing independently owned movie rental stores. A fearless warrior in the arena of underappreciated entertainment, Bryan is the founder of the international event VHS Day, which will take place each October 1 from now until the end of time.

"Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film" Edited by: Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly · Forward by: Richard Hell - Price: $35 · Page Count: 556 · ISBN: 978-1606993637- Product Features: 10 ¾" x 8 ½" · Two-Color with 48 Full-Color Pages · Flexibound - Fantagraphics Books - 7563 Lake City Way NE, Seattle WA 98115, 206-524-1967 www.fantagraphics.com