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Daniel Peacock "Sweet Spot" July 6 at La Luz De Jesus Gallery


Dates:
Fri Jul 06, 2007 00:00 - Thu Jun 21, 2007

DANIEL PEACOCK
SWEET SPOT

Opening reception: Friday, July 6, 8 pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-666-7667
www.laluzdejesus.com

SWEET SPOT
Noun, origin unknown
1. a place to dizzying delights, whimsical wonders, and unexpected revelations.

One canvas at a time, Daniel Peacock creates a universe founded solely on the logic of visual delight. His paintings surprise, amuse, occasionally frighten, and always illuminate unmapped areas of a
invisible world we can't help but recognize as our own.

A native of Southern California, now splitting his time with animation projects, Daniel has participated in several group shows at La Luz de Jesus Gallery and this is his third solo show. “Sweet Spot” runs through July 29.

La Luz de Jesus is located in the Soap Plant/Waco building, in East Hollywood at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, 90027. Gallery hours are Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 7pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm.


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Mexican Pulp Art book release and art show at La Luz De Jesus June 8


Dates:
Fri Jun 08, 2007 00:00 - Sat May 26, 2007

MEXICAN PULP ART book release party and art show
Co-presented by Feral House publishers and Applegate Gallery

Opening reception: Friday, June 8, 7 pm
Show runs through June 30

La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-666-7667
www.laluzdejesus.com
Show runs through June 30

The lurid cover art of Mexican pulp novels is a pop culture revelation. Never before seen in an English or even Spanish-language collection are the often surreal and psychedelic images of extraterrestrials, robots, dinosaurs, dastardly killers, Zorro, Santo, and many other icons from stories involving suspense, mystery, romance and the supernatural. MEXICAN PULP ART features some of the most striking paintings of this sensational art form of the ’60s and ’70s, collected by Sister Fun’s Bobbette Axelrod and American Visionary Art Museum’s Sideshow’s Ted Frankel. The introduction by researcher Maria Cristina Tavera contextualizes these artifacts unearthed from a defunct publishing company and its forgotten but inspired work-for-hire artists.

An exhibit of Mexican pulp art will accompany the book release, featuring work pieces from the Applegate Gallery (Santa Monica), Bobette Axelrod and Ted Frankel’s collections, offering a rare opportunity to see and purchase original pieces from this recently discovered art form.

La Luz De Jesus is located in the Soap Plant/WACKO building, in East Hollywood at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, 90027. Gallery hours are Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 7pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm.


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WORK FROM ED aBIG DADDYa ROTH STUDIOS at La Luz on June 1


Dates:
Fri Jun 01, 2007 00:00 - Sat May 26, 2007

ED “BIG DADDY” ROTH
WORK FROM ED “BIG DADDY” ROTH STUDIOS
Featuring original ink on board artwork for T-shirts & decals

Opening reception: Friday, June 1, 7 pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-666-7667
www.laluzdejesus.com

“Ed “Big Daddy” Roth did what he did best. He followed his heart & became a pied piper to loads of weird kids in the 60's that turned into weird adults in the 80's & 90's. Roth created "weirdo" characters for fun. People loved these drawings so Roth painted 'em on t-shirts. He became a grease-monkey Andy Warhol, employing incredible artists like Ed Newton & Robert Williams to do his art for him, which he signed and mass produced. Like Warhol, he fathered an art movement; lowbrow/pop-surrealism, quite similar in many ways to the pop-art movement. In recent years Roth has become the Warhol of a new generation, tuned in by his star pupil, Robert Williams. Roth, no longer in the underground, (though he is sadly located there now) is a rock star in his own right. See these unbelievably rare lowbrow pop art hieroglyphics in person, as you will probably never see the original artwork for these disposable masterpieces ever again.”

This astounding lost cache of iconic art from Roth Studios artwork will be on display at La luz de Jesus until June 30th

La Luz de Jesus is located in the Soap Plant/Waco building, in East Hollywood at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, 90027. Gallery hours are Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 7pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm.


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THE END IS NEAR: Paintings by Heather Watts


Dates:
Sat May 05, 2007 00:00 - Wed Apr 11, 2007

M MODERN GALLERY Las Vegas (located in the Arts Factory) presents
THE END IS NEAR: Paintings by Heather Watts
Opening reception: Friday May 4, 5 pm - 9 pm
101 East Charleston Blvd.,
Las Vegas NV 89104
702-383-8629

Heather Watts website: www.heatherwatts.com

Heather Watts’ first major exhibition, THE END IS NEAR
opens at M Modern Gallery, Las Vegas, Friday May 4, 2007

Canadian artist Heather Watts is set to exhibit ten new paintings in her first major international showing, THE END IS NEAR, which opens Friday May 4, 2007 at M Modern Gallery Las Vegas. In this conceptual solo-show, Watts’ semi-surreal narratives feature an expanded cast of anthropomorphic characters and explore threats of impending doom past, present, real, imagined, universal and personal.

Suffused with pessimistic shadows and redemptive illumination, Watts’ detailed paintings are unified by threads of humor, faith and fatalism. Human and animal nature square off in the pageantry of anthropomorphic villains and anti-heroes, rendered with an eye to what they reveal about the realities of our own world. A bookish fascination with history, politics, art and religion exerts subtle influence in her work.

Watts, 27, is a self-taught painter with a Bachelors Degree in Asian Area Studies from the University of British Columbia. Her paintings have been exhibited in group shows nationwide at Copro Nason in Los Angeles, The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, M Modern Gallery in Palm Springs, Roq la Rue in Seattle, and DC Gallery in Denver. Watts was most recently featured in a 12 page cover article in the February 2007 issue of International Tattoo Art. She also has a solid following among fans of Tiki and Hawaiiana.

THE END IS NEAR runs through the end of the month. For hi-res images and interviews, contact Lee Joseph Publicity.


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THE BLUE DOX: Paintings by Robert Pokorny (RIP)


Dates:
Sat May 12, 2007 00:00 - Wed Apr 11, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

M MODERN GALLERY presents
THE BLUE DOX: Paintings by Robert Pokorny (RIP)
Opening reception: Saturday May 12th, 2007 7-10pm
2500 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-3611

Contact: Lee Joseph
(818) 848-2698
leejemail@gmail.com

Robert Pokorny website: http://www.ripgallery.com

Robert Pokorny’s first major exhibition, THE BLUE DOX
opens at M Modern Gallery, Palm Springs, Saturday May 12th, 2007

The Dachshund is a recurring character in POKORNY’s work. This dog is easily recognizable and its unique shape allows the artist to create a feeling of amusement. THE BLUE DOX deals with the idea of searching inside oneself and the Blue Dachshund is a metaphor for this. Through the Dachshund’s journey, POKORNY uses whimsy and the way he approaches life as his means of visual expression. “I believe we can learn a lesson or two from the short legged, long bodied Dachshund” says POKORNY. “After all, its playfulness, sense of adventure, pleasure in resting and its ability to sense its surroundings are qualities we should all embrace.”

POKORNY’s paintings are filled with stylistically whimsical and surreal images that capture a split moment or scene. Often they are character driven and convey themes ranging from madcap fun to the sublime. Some of POKORNY’s inspiration derives from sources of day-to-day life, but his intrigue is the things that cannot be seen. Modern and Pop Culture are vehicles that play an influential role in his process affecting subject matter, color, stylization and his use of flat hard-edged shapes.

“I am interested in making art that is pleasing and subtle while maintaining an underlying edge.”

THE BLUE DOX runs through May 26th, 2007.