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Laurie Lipton

Thu Nov 04, 2010 00:00 - Thu Nov 04, 2010

United States of America

Laurie Lipton "Machine Punk" - Jessica Joslin "Hybrids"

November 5 - 28, 2010
Artist Reception: Friday, November 5th; 8-11 PM
Book Signing to precede from 7-8 pm

Laurie Lipton "Machine Punk"
La Luz de Jesus Gallery I
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027

Laurie Lipton "Machine Punk"
"This show was inspired by the Steampunk movement that is sweeping Britain. Instead of steam, however, my devices are mostly run by electricity and madness. I was vacuuming one day and noticed the amount of plugs and cables on the floor... a veritable wasp's nest of wires and sockets connecting a hoard of gadgets and doo-dads intertwining around the house and my life. I was trapped like a fly in an electrical web. What had happened? Were these things making my life easier or more complex? I began with The Steam Punk Pocket Watch, an absurd idea of a time piece too huge & complex for anyone's pocket, and went whirling on from there. These machines are designed to hinder, control and/or give the illusion of technology. I had a tremendous amount of fun creating the images and think that this show will touch anyone who has ever become entwined, up to the eyebrows, in the Technological Age." - Laurie Lipton

Jessica Joslin
La Luz de Jesus Gallery II
November 5 - 28, 2010
Artist Reception: Friday, November 5th; 8-11 PM
Book Signing to precede from 7-8 pm

Jessica Joslin's "Hybrids" is a circus of oddities, a mixed-media menagerie of unexpected creatures. A whimsical cat in a red leather harness harness pulls his polycephalic partner along on a wooden cart, blue and brown eyes gleaming mischievously. An exquisite two headed tropical bird with lush brass plumage preens on its perch. A troupe of monkey-cat hybrids engage in mysterious shenanigans, and truncated half-creatures preside over the festivities.

The creatures that populate Joslin's world are intricate fusions of bone, brass, antique hardware and other bits and bobs. Sparkling glass eyes are inset in kid leather, giving these fanciful hybrids the illusion of life and animation. They seem ready to spring up and play, just as soon as no one is watching. In her work, Joslin celebrates wit, whimsy, ingenuity, insightful curiosity and skill. The finely wrought craftsmanship renders the hand of the maker at once visible (the miniature bolts, springs and joints which comprise anatomical structures are readily discerned) and invisible (there is a keen sense of their unique personalities, and as such, the illusion that they are not constructions, but rather living beings.)

"Hybrids" is a menagerie of distinctive creations, its frolicsome fauna beckon you to come see the show!

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


Beyond Eden Multi Gallery Art Fair

Sat Oct 09, 2010 00:00 - Mon Oct 04, 2010

Oct 9 - 10, 2010
A multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles

LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Event site:

Schedule of events / viewing hours:
Saturday, October 9th 6PM-11PM
Opening Reception with live painting, a sponsored bar & tunes from DJ Mr. NumberOnederful (Bitter:Sweet) & X-Point. 8PM - special presentation of a lifetime achievement award to Robert Williams

Sunday, October 10th 1PM-6PM
Art viewing / Last chance to see the exhibition

Admission is Free / Open to the Public

The second edition of Beyond Eden will be hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park this coming October. Beyond Eden is a multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles. The public is invited to attend this special event and admission is free.

After the overwhelming success of last year's Beyond Eden exhibition which drew over 5,000 people over the course of the weekend, the organizers are keeping the focus of the event on the new contemporary art movement. This genre of art has been building momentum and a patron base in Los Angeles for the past several decades and is finally starting to receive mainstream recognition from major institutions and publications the world over.

Beyond Eden will showcase the works of over a half dozen galleries and will be held inside the beautiful confines of the historic Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery during the weekend of October 9th and 10th with an opening night celebration planned for Saturday, October 9th. Participating galleries include Carmichael Gallery, C.A.V.E. Gallery, Copro Gallery, Crewest, La Luz De Jesus, LeBasse Projects, and Thinkspace.

Beyond Eden will also feature the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to the one and only Robert Williams. In addition the event will also feature live painting demonstrations throughout the gallery alongside special installations from local street artist Shark Toof and Australian artistic duo Dabs Myla. Rounding out this event is a special showcase celebrating underground art event Cannibal Flower’s 10 Year Anniversary.

Gallery and Artist List
C.A.V.E. Gallery
Paul Chatem, Andy Haynes, John Park, Euth, Gosha Levochkin, Macsorro, Jason Hernandez, Jennifer Springman, Eatcho, Craww

Carmichael Gallery
Surprise installation (details TBA)

Anthony Ausgang, Becca, Luke Chueh, Mark Garro, Billy Norrby, Nouar, Kathie Olivas, Chris Peters, and Martin Wittfooth

Crewest Gallery
Miguel Paredes, Man One, Else, Chaz Bojorquez, Mason Brown and PaperMonster

La Luz de Jesus
Damian Fulton, Karen Hsiao, Yumiko Kayukawa, Danni Shinya Luo, Nathan Ota, Robert Palacios, John Puglisi, Christopher Ulrich and others TBA

LeBasse Projects
Morgan Slade, Andrew Hem, and J. Shea + a special installation from Shark Toof

Thinkspace Gallery
Aaron Nagel, Brett Amory, Caia Koopman, Craig “Skibs” Barker, David MacDowell, Derek Gores, Jacub Gagnon, Jeff Ramirez, Katy Bisby Kevin Titzer, Scott Radke, Stella Im Hultberg, Yosuke Ueno + a special installation from Dabs Myla

PLUS a special showcase celebrating underground art event Cannibal Flower’s 10 Year Anniversary featuring works from Kelly Berg, Young Chun, David Cooley, N.S. David, Joka, Mear One, Louie Metz, Michael Pukac, Gustavo Rimada, Brian Robertson, Van Saro, Erik Siador, Crystal Sylver, Win Wallace, and Jaime ‘Germs’ Zacarias alongside live painting demonstrations from John Park, Euth, Anthony Clarkson, and Michael Pukac

The Beyond Eden Bar features specialty cocktails served in biodegradable cups - with proceeds going to a worthy local cause:

A percentage of bar proceeds will be donated to Latino Arts LA, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide local youth in Downtown Los Angeles and surrounding communities with quality after-school arts education and performing opportunities as a means of building Self-confidence and teaching transferable skills for success in life !

Kaiser Permanente Gives Beyond Eden Attendees Free Additional Parking!

If the Barnsdall lot is full, there is plenty of extra parking for Beyond Eden, in the Kaiser Permanente lot, walking distance from the event.
The address for Kaiser Permanente is 4715 Sunset Blvd. Park on Rooftop, take the elevator Down to Level 2, cross the street to Barnsdall Park and use the stairs or elevator to the Park!


Keep A Breast Art Show

Wed Jul 28, 2010 00:00 - Wed Jul 28, 2010

United States of America

Keep A Breast Art Show
at Tiki Oasis 10
Benefiting the Keep A Breast Foundation

Reception for the Artists:
1:00PM - 2:30PM, Saturday Aug. 21
The Keep A Breast Gallery will be open 11 AM - 4 PM on Friday - Sunday, August 20 - 22 - Free and open to the public

Artists and castees will be in attendance at the reception. Live music provided by Project Pimento

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lahaina Room
2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

Event website:
Online press release with images

Tiki Oasis announces an exclusive art show in conjunction with the event’s 10th anniversary: "The Keep A Breast Art Show" is curated by Tiki Oasis co-organizer Baby Doe Strohiem and features 25 noteworthy tiki artists who have combined sculpture, philanthropy and symbolic artistry creating one-of-a-kind plaster forms made from the female torsos of 25 celebrity castees.

The Keep A Breast Foundation Breast Casts™ are part of Keep A Breast’s unique campaigns to use art and artistic expression to inform young people about methods of prevention, early detection, coping and support. This awareness campaign is like no other, harnessing the power of art to communicate complex feelings and thoughts about health, the female form and ultimately about breast cancer.

The breast casts will be sold at the exhibtion to raise funds for Keep A Breast's early detection, prevention, and support programs. Through these programs Keep A Breast strives to eradicate breast cancer by inspiring young people to adopt lifestyle choices that have long-term health benefits. www.keep-a-breast.org

Atomikitty , Bosko, Claudette Barjoud aka Miss Fluff, Crazy Al Evans , Danny Gallardo, Dave "Squid" Cohen, Dave Krys, David C. Wong, Dawn Frasier Sophista-Tiki, Derek Yaniger, Eric October, Erin Joy, Heather Watts, Isabel Samaras, Jason Rodgers, Ken Ruzic/Little Lost Tiki, Mark Mothersbaugh, Maya Rodgers, Michael Fleming aka Tweedlebop, Mitch O'Connell, MP, Rex "!", Tiki King, Tim Biskup, Velvet Glass.

Amber Ray, Angel Baby, Atomikitty, Audrey Moorhead, Baby Doe, Becky Ebenkamp, Evie, Lovelle, Fifi, Giddle Partridge, Kari French, Kathleen O'Malley, Kitty Diggins, Lady Borgia, Lili VonSchtupp, Megan Mayham, Mimi Le Meaux, Penny Starr, Jr., Red Snapper, Tana the Tattooed Lady, The Assassin, Tura Satana, Vintage Girl, Violetta Beretta


Christopher Ulrich

Fri Aug 06, 2010 00:00 - Wed Jul 28, 2010

Christopher Ulrich
"Illuminator: The Royal Wedding"

August 6 - 29, 2010
Reception for the artist: Friday, August 6, 2010, 8pm - 11pm
Print Release & Signing will precede, from 7-8 pm

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90232

online press release with images:

Christopher Ulrich "Artist Unusual" YouTube Video

This is Christopher Ulrich’s second show with Billy Shire. The first was "The Fourth Enochian Key," which debuted on June 13, 2009. This next chapter is a continuance of the "Demoneater" series recently catalogued and exhibited at the Grand Central Art Center Museum at CSUF. "Illuminator: The Royal Wedding" is the second chapter of three in Ulrich’s ongoing journey. It was on this very day 38 years ago that Ulrich was born. Each piece in the series is designed to be its own portable temple marked and charged by the number 8. There are 16 paintings with 16 illustrated studies, 1 additional drawing, hidden, conceptual notes and 16 print editions that complete the show.

"Illuminator: The Royal Wedding" is a merger, a multi-faceted view of the crystal. Light and dark begin to dance within the circle. As the black continues it’s metamorphic process, the heat and flame of experience (and a time-crunching deadline) increase and the whitening begins. The white aspect of the alchemical process is the manifestation of a deep healing process. What happens is it gives birth to axioms. These insights form the images, which create personalized alchemical recipes. Various figures from history -both real and imagined- have folded with cross-cultural counterparts significant to the artist. This manifested array marks the interior witnesses that revolve around the axis of the third part, that which has yet to be. All the works can be viewed simultaneously, as if they are all happening at the same time in different places and dimensions. Poetic conception is the moment in which a certain resonance rings out throughout the universe; dark beacons echoing across the depths of space and time. As the piper plays his hypnotic melodies so, too, the aspirant chooses his card. As the Promethean hare reveals nuclear magic to primates so, too, St. Margaret rises from the belly of the dragon. These moments capture a singular message. And that is an awakening with the white and black truly integrated. The red man and the white woman merge and not only give birth to the divine child but absorb its golden aura, which is the backdrop of the whole show. The entire universe spirals above, below, and within. The Royal Wedding heals all wounds, and establishes treaties amongst all houses; a rekindling of friendship; truce between enemies; the harvesting of fruits of labor; the newborn gifts between lovers; a new manifestation between father and son, god and warrior, mother, sister and friend. :Illuminator: The Royal Wedding" has revealed that there are no mistakes, no regrets and no lies. All parts of the greater whole bear witness that life is a magical process with "magic" defined as the transforming agent. The ability to make the unreal reality, to make impossibility possible, to bring a sense of inspiration, joy and insight is your birthright. We live in abundance, not scarcity. Everyone is invited to experience his or her own inner awakening by witnessing the call that the artist has truthfully labored to answer.

There is a great wedding occurring. The bride and groom could be myth and reality or science and religion. Seeming opposites come together. You have to choose: there are four paths with four different directions all going to the same place. All who attend this show will see various paths revealed. The Universe will be drawn back to its singularity. There is no expansion without contraction. Each guest is invited to contribute and share their own gifts within the court. May the masks come off and the archetypes dance. Who knows what they will bring forth. Amen, Glory, Peace, and Triumph!


Contact the Gallery Director for availability and purchase info: (323) 666-7667


Martin Wittfooth

Sat Feb 13, 2010 00:00 - Tue Feb 09, 2010

Martin Wittfooth "Tempest"
Chris Ryniak "The Burgeoning"

February 13 - March 6, 2010
Reception for the artists:
Saturday, February 13, 2010, 8 pm - 11:00 pm

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave. T5
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Online press releaese with images:

Martin Wittfooth's "Tempest" explores the theme of storm in both its physical form as well as its allegorical implications. Wittfooth's latest body of work is a visceral response to the anxiety of our era: uneasy forecasts, both of an increasingly menacing climate as well as unpredictable social upheaval. The hysterical and aggressive, often hypocritical nature of religion. violence and intolerance, and corruption are also themes explored in this series. The show will consist of of a large-scale installation, sculptures, oil paintings executed on linen, canvas, and panel, and a series of graphite studies. Framed Artist Proofs of select Limited Edition prints will also be included.

Martin Wittfooth lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. The rusted, crumbled, and otherwise urbanely Mad Max'ian landscape of his neighborhood is a constant inspiration for his paintings. www.martinwittfooth.com


Chris Ryniak "The Burgeoning"
Painter and sculptor Chris Ryniak's first west coast solo show and new body of work, "The Burgeoning," is a collection of paintings and hand-painted resin cast sculptures. Ryniak has been acknowledged internationally as a "creature creator," but a deeper look at these beings shows the tumultuous world in which they are forced to struggle to survive. While the creatures that inhabit Ryniak's world are unfamiliar, they serve as an embodiment of the natural world that human beings have grown to all but ignore.

"The Burgeoning" further explores the theme of the neverending cycle of life in the natural world, the flawless system of checks and balances that flourishes without human meddling. Through color and an ordered chaos of mark-making, this world is brought to life in this new series of paintings and sculptures.

Chris Ryniak has shown nationally and internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions since 2002. In 2009 Chris rapidly gained the attention of collectors through a series of sold out editions of Vinyl toys and Limited edition sculptures. Ryniak's work has been featured in numerous books and publications including Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz Magazine, the UK hardcover magazine MyNameIs as well as books by Fantagraphics and Gestalten. www.chrisryniak.com


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