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Bonni Reid and Cameron Tiede

Fri Jun 06, 2008 00:00 - Mon May 12, 2008

4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-666-7667 Fax: 323-663-0243

Bonni Reid and Cameron Tiede

June 6 - June 29, 2008
Artist Reception: Friday, June 6, 8 - 11 pm
Online press release with images:

Bonni Reid - “Bone Orchard”Exploring the underpinnings, bumps, and anomalies in all manner of historical arcana, Bonni Reid's subject matter reflects a dark underlying mythos that belies the innocence, wonder, and imagination of a hazy past. Reid combines these elements in a clear, graphic, almost deadpan style, using her own hand-made ingredients mixed from gesso, egg tempera, shellac flakes and oil paint glazing for finish. Reid lives in the West End of Vancouver, British Columbia. When not brewing her own visual concoctions, she freelances as a colour designer for animation productions including six seasons of Cartoon Network's "Ed, Edd 'n Eddy".

“Trees like bones, skulls like fruit, organs like flowers, branches like veins - where live things die and dead things grow. A place that while very real in what it describes, can only be an impossibility when taken literally by its fanciful phraseology. This seemed to be the very place where my images bore their own fruit, further connotating this strange nowhere-land where the similarities of design in nature, resemblance between all organic things, whether anatomical, botanical, or even zoological, come together. “Somehow in this bone orchard everything is both mortal and immortal, yet all the same thing. And within these similarities lie questions, puzzles, possibilities that form playful nightmares, tricks of the eye - a natural surreality. Yet at the same time it convinces me that there can be no deceitful juxtaposition of imagery in this place and that the surreal is everywhere and all around. Because, really - that's life.”
Bonni Reid

Cameron Tiede - "Analog Punch

Cameron Tiede’s signature style is infused with raw energetic characters and stimulating color using acrylic on birch, surrounded by hand-made frames. Described as “illuminated innocence,” his work is as playful as it is honest, and is exhibited and collected around the world. His simple goal is to have people smile when viewing his work. Aside from his paintings, Cameron’s imagery has been featured on numerous products including skate and snow boards, apparel, prints, and more recently as limited edition collectable vinyl art toys. In furthering his quest for world domination, he is producing a new limited edition fine art multiple resin toy, and is also working toward his goal of an animated television series. Working as a freelance designer and illustrator, some of his commercial projects have included clients such as Disney, Mattel, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks and Warner Brothers. He also teaches illustration and design classes at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and FIDM in Los Angeles, CA.

La Luz de Jesus is located at the Soap Plant/Wacko building, in Los Feliz at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Gallery hours are Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 7pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm. For high resolution jpegs, interview requests and more information contact: Lee Joseph Publicity, 359 E. Magnolia, Suite F., Burbank, CA 91502, leejemail@gmail.com, p (818) 848-2698 f (818) 848-2699.


Aftermath: The Griffith Park Fire 05/07, Photographs by Colin Remas Brown

Sat May 03, 2008 00:00 - Tue Mar 25, 2008

United States of America

Aftermath: The Griffith Park Fire 05/07
Photographs by Colin Remas Brown
May 3rd - 18th, 2008
Opening Reception Saturday, May 3rd, 7-10 pm

Online press release with images:

drkrm. Gallery
2121 San Fernando Road • Suite 3
Los Angeles, CA 90065

On May 8, 2007 a major wildfire broke out in Griffith Park and, over the course of that afternoon and evening, spread rapidly. Before it was contained, the fire had consumed over 800 acres of the 4,200-acre park. Just days after the fire, photographer Colin Remas Brown documented its effects. Where he expected to find only scorched trees and hills, what he discovered instead was an apocalyptic nightmare. “I hope my photos will reveal the true victims of the blaze: our native wild life.” During the fire our worries about damage to our neighbor’s homes and the possible destruction of such beloved landmarks as Dante's View trumped all other concerns. Did anyone wonder if the reptiles went deep enough into the dry, parched ground to survive? How far do you think the rabbits, squirrels and deer got? How many birds flew off in the middle of the night?

Brown’s photographs unveil the incalculable losses suffered from a wildfire and what we stand to lose in the future. These photos fascinate and repel, shock and sadden, for they expose a pitiful and grotesque tragedy, one that would have remained invisible had Brown not ventured into the park that day. But life does go on. “The last day I was there” says Brown, “there were green sprouts pushing through the blackened soil everywhere.”

Drkrm. presents these photographs in an exhibition commemorating the one-year anniversary of this disaster.

Colin Brown graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in photography in 1997. For the past 10 years he has been a member of IATSE Local 600 International Cinematographers Guild.

drkrm. gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to fine art and documentary photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes and the display and survey of popular cultural images.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm. Sunday 1-4pm


April 4 - April 27, 2008,

Fri Apr 04, 2008 00:00 - Wed Mar 12, 2008

4633 Hollywood Blvd.,
Los Angeles CA 90027
323-666-7667 Fax: 323-663-0243

Yumiko Kayukawa- “Extinction”

April 4 - April 27, 2008
Artist Reception: Friday, April 4, 8 pm - 11 pm

Online press release with images:

Yumiko Kayukawa hails from Sapporo, Japan and has already made a name for herself early in her career for her candy-bright pop paintings of hip young women, animals, and traditional Japanese motifs. Using acrylic and ink, Kayukawa blends fashion illustration, sharp iconic graphics, and meticulously rendered flora and fauna to create images that evoke a dreamy and enigmatically erotic tone. The girls in Kayukawa’s paintings are mysterious and elusive-- using images of both innocence and fetish, in a sexy, subtle way, always engaging the viewer with direct eye contact. The fantasy of these dream girls is mixed with the realistic depictions of nature-- insects, birds, and animals are always present, bringing a sense of the messy and real world crashing joyfully into the lives of these pristine, icy beauties. Traditional Japanese flower motifs and kanji characters used in an untraditional way round out the compositions creating a jolting, modern tone to the paintings.

“I've been creating work in the theme of communion with animals and nature for long time. That feeling of connection inside me is growing and growing through the process of painting. Because of that I feel increasingly sad about the situation between humanity and wildlife. "Extinction" is an extremely scary word. I put that fear into my consciousness to help myself face it” says Kayukawa of her latest group of paintings.

"Her nods to tradition include the integration of calligraphy, free-floating flowers, bubbles, stars, and insects in the work's composition, as well as the sometimes impossibly positioned bodies (much like Shunga, the erotic prints). Her flat, bright style and gorgeous, stylish girls are like advertisements for fun, as impossible as fashion magazine scenarios but equally as desirable.” - The Seattle Stranger
Artist Website: http://sweetyumiko.com/artwork.php
La Luz de Jesus is located at the Soap Plant/Wacko building, in Los Feliz at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Gallery hours are Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 7pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm. For high resolution jpegs, interview requests and more information contact: Lee Joseph Publicity, 359 E. Magnolia, Suite F., Burbank, CA 91502, leejemail@gmail.com, p (818) 848-2698 f (818) 848-2699.


March 7 - 9, 2008, Daniel Martin Diaz Book Signing and Exhibition and Shag Limited Print Exhibition

Fri Mar 07, 2008 00:00 - Tue Feb 26, 2008

United States of America

March 7 -9, 2008
DANIEL MARTIN DIAZ Book Signing and Exhibition
and SHAG Limited Print Exhibition

for Artlink's Art Detour 20
at Perihelion Arts
1500 Grand Avenue
( corner of 15th ave/grand/roosevelt aves.)
Phoenix , AZ 85007

Exhibiting a selection of original art
and signing copies of his
beautiful new book, Mysterium Fidei (La Luz de Jesus Press)
Daniel will be signing books Saturday - Sunday between 12 - 6 pm

Opening reception, Friday Mar. 7, 2008
6 pm - midnight.

In his latest book, "Mysterium Fidei (Mystery of Faith)" (La Luz de Jesus Press, www.laluzdejesuspress.com), Daniel Martin Díaz explores the vast amount of human suffering and his undying faith in the afterlife. Díaz’s mystical imagery reflects the influences of Byzantine iconography, retablos, ex votos, the Illuminati, alchemy, ephemera, and 16th century anatomical engravings, which he blends with archaic imagery and old-world aesthetics. "I continue to be amazed and inspired by many artists both past and present, who have been successful in capturing the complexities of the human spirit. We run from those things that we cannot explain. These are the things that we must attempt to explain through art. All the beauty and tragedy that is life. The world between imagination and completion is an infinite one. It is a solitary journey, yet the many paths are full of wanderers who are also searching and eager to share their findings. I am most influenced by the great amount of human suffering that has occurred throughout history and one's undying faith in the after life. Often times I am subconsciously influenced by world attitudes or stories and also by the people I am closest to. I prefer to keep an open mind and let the subject matter take on a life of its own" states Diaz.

Josh Agle (probably better known as Shag, a contraction of the last two letters of his first name and the first two letters of his last) is a painter, illustrator and designer working in Southern California. His initial intention to establish a career as an illustrator-for-hire was sidetracked when his original paintings began to garner considerable attention from galleries and collectors. Since his first solo gallery show in 1997, Shag has had successful solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia.The work is online at www.shag.com - call or email for availability as pre-show sales have started-thanks


THE VELVET HAMMER BURLESQUE By Michelle Carr Book signing and group photo exhibition

Sat Feb 23, 2008 00:00 - Thu Jan 17, 2008

By Michelle Carr
Book signing and group photo exhibition

Book signing and reception
Saturday, February 23, 2008, 6 - 9 pm

Photo exhibition remains open until Mar 2, 2008
La Luz de Jesus
4633 Hollywood Bl.
Los Angeles California 90027
(323) 666-7667

Online press release with image and promo video: http://leejosephpublicity.com/show/velvethammerbooksigning

Velvet Hammer website:

The Velvet Hammer Burlesque
Based in Los Angeles and founded in 1995 by Michelle Carr, Velvet Hammer kick-started the current era of Neo-Burlesque and caused a furor on stages worldwide. The infamous troupe’s shows were a potent cocktail that mixed elements from traditional American Burlesque revues with a post-feminist punk attitude. Their intricately choreographed and elaborately costumed extravaganzas had much more in common with the theatricality and humor of Vaudeville than with the sleazy pole dancers of today. The Velvet Hammer’s ever changing crew of male and female performers, acrobats, dancers, comedians and musicians included a wide range of talent including entertainer extraordinaire Ann Magnuson, "Will and Grace" producer and comedian Laura Kightlinger, comedian/actress Mary Lynn Rajskob, Selene Luna, comedian Craig Anton, chanteuse Rebecca Del Rio of “Mulholland Drive” fame, musical director The Millionaire of Combustible Edison, writer, poet, belly-dancer and LA punkrock queen Pleasant Gehman, performer and “Beat The Geeks” host Blaine Capatch, the prolific Dr. Vaginal Davis, performance artists Kerri French, Ron Athey and many others. Pioneering legends Tura Satana, Mamie Van Doren, and Kitten Natavidad also performed with the troupe.

“The Velvet Hammer Burlesque” book presents photographs of the group’s voluptuous ensemble of dancers and performers - from their savvy on-stage performances to an intimate glimpse behind the curtain. Vivacious women of all shapes and sizes (the Velvet Hammer troupe welcomed organic individuality) radiated an authentic, raw energy in their routines that mesmerized the audience until (almost) the last shred of clothing was stripped away. Every page of “The Velvet Hammer Burlesque” serves up true rebellious American beauty fueled by a passion for the wilder side of life. “The Velvet Hammer Burlesque:” Published by Die Gestalten Verlag, Germany, 144 pages, hardcover, $60.00, ISBN: 978-3-89955-202-7. Publisher contact: http://www.die-gestalten.de

Velvet Hammer Burlesque photographic exhibition
The Velvet Hammer Burlesque photographic exhibition will feature images spanning the entirety of the Burlesque troupe’s existence and features works by Richard Edson, Jody Ake, Manuel Vason, Andrea Oliviera, Hussein Katz, Marie Astrid Gonzalez, Austin Young, Victoria Renard, Susan Anderson, Deborah Samantha, Annie Sperling, Don Spiro, Valerie Davis, Patrick Morrisson, Kevin Merrill, W.T. Nelson, Charchi Stinson, Carmen Luceno and Scott Lindgren. The exhibition remains open until March 2.

To request a review copy of the book, contact:
Raya Raitcheva
Sales & Marketing Manager
Prestel Publishing

Tel: (212) 995 2720 ext. 23
Fax: (212) 212 995 2733


Wacko, Soap Plant and La Luz de Jesus are located in Los Feliz at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, 90027. Hours are are Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 7pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm. http//www.soapplant.com, http://www.laluzdejesus.com