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La Luz De Jesus Gallery/ Matt Kennedy

La Luz de Jesus Gallery was established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California as the brainchild of entrepreneur and art collector Billy Shire. Shire is considered largely responsible for fostering a new school of art in Los Angeles prompting JUXTAPOZ Magazine to dub him "the Peggy Guggenheim of Lowbrow."

La Luz de Jesus showcases mainly figurative, narrative paintings, and unusual sculpture. The exhibitions are considered post-pop; the art content ranges from folk to outsider to religious to sexually deviant. The gallery's main objective is to bring underground artists and counter culture to the masses.

Some of the past shows have been groundbreaking, introducing unknown artists who have become great names in the modern art world. La Luz de Jesus helped to establish artists such as Manual Ocampo and Joe Coleman, and hosted Robert Williams' art exhibits before he became a household name.

The gallery opens a new exhibit every month, with an opening reception that Details Magazine calls "the biggest and best party in Los Angeles."


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Los Angeles

United States
Address:
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
90027
Phone: 323-666-7667
Fax: 323-663-0243
Website: www.laluzdejesus.com


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Artists Represented

Robert Williams, Coop, Pizz, Alex Grey, Joe Coleman, Tim Biskup, Adam Strange, Owen Smith, Jen Jelinski, Yumiko Kayukawa, Caia Coopman, Mark Gleason, Glenn Barr, Shag, Cameron Tiede, Eric Pigors, Liz Adams, Elisabeth McGrath, Ana Bagayan, Bob Dob, Gail Potocki, Chris Mars, Scott Musgrove, Esther Pearl Watson, Ken Tanaka, Mel Weiner, Daniel Martin Diaz, Neon Park, Miriam Wosk, Mark Ryden, Alan Forbes, Mark Todd, Daniel Peacock, Robert Pasternak, Martha Rich, JAW Cooper, Lauren Gardiner, Miss Mindy, Lyle Motley, Mark Bryan, Daniel Elson, Krystopher Sapp, Maga Trzaski, Miles Thompson, Gidget Gein, Scott Holloway, Charlie Immer, Misato Otake, Jasmine Worth, Bryan Cunningham, John Puglisi, Mark Bodnar, Gary Taxali, Howard Hallis, Christopher Ulrich


Current Exhibitions

APRIL 3 - APRIL 26
ROBERT PASTERNAK - ‚ÄúSpiritual Mechanix‚ÄĚ

Robert Pasternak (Nak) is one of Canada's most prolific and original visionary artists and creates Metaphysical Still Life (or, Moving Life), surrealistic, abstract & ethereal, diagrammatic & scientific fusion (or, perhaps fission) using acrylic paint with traditional brushes on canvas, board and wood panel. ‚ÄúSpiritual Mechanix‚ÄĚ is Pasternak's first exhibition in the United Sates. The artist creates a bridge and often a portal to different states of consciousness, connecting to some aspect of our corporeal being which he believes has shared energy systems with flowers, insects, magnetic and morphogenic fields, chakras, and is wholly connected to macro & micro systems. Some of his creations speak to the body directly, sidestepping the mind while others speak to the mind in a jumble of images, as if they are clues to a greater understanding. "My work transcends boundaries and time within my oeuvre. I work by way of juggling many stylistic worlds and ideas and do not keep to one period of work for any great length of time but am always coming back to add to that bod... [ Read all ]


Forthcoming Exhibitions

MAY 1 - MAY 31
JAW COOPER
LAUREN GARDINER
MISS MINDY
LYLE MOTLEY

JUNE 5 - JUNE 28
MARK BRYAN
DANIEL ELSON
KRYSTOPHER SAPP
MAGDA TRZASKI

JULY 3 - AUGUST 2
MILES THOMPSON

JULY 24 - AUGUST 2
GIDGET GEIN

AUGUST 7 - AUGUST 30
SCOTT HOLLOWAY
CHARLIE IMMER
MISATO OTAKE
JASMINE WORTH

AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 30
VOLUPTUARIES & VIVISECTIONS:
A Celebraton of Depravity

SEPTEMBER 4 - SEPTEMBER 27
BRYAN CUNNINGHAM

OCTOBER 2 - OCTOBER 25
JOHN PUGLISI

NOVEMBER 6 - NOVEMBER 29
MARK BODNAR

DECEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 27
GARY TAXALI



Previous Exhibitions

2009

JANUARY 2 - 25
ALAN FORBES
MARK TODD

FEBRUARY 6 - FEBRUARY 27
DANIEL PEACOCK

MARCH 6 - 29
EVERYTHING BUT THE KITSCHEN SYNC GROUP SHOW


Submission Policy

La Luz de Jesus takes submissions all year. We try to review submissions four times a year. We host an annual group show each March. If you are interested in being considered for the group show we suggest you submit your work by the first week of January,addressed to Group Show submission.

We request that you submit photographs, digital images, CDs, computer printouts or slides. Include all pertinent information including titles, dimensions, medium and retail price of each piece. Please include some information about yourself: resume, bio, and/or artist's statement. Please include a self addressed stamped envelope so we can return all materials to you. Due to space limitations all submissions that do not have return materials will be destroyed.

We do not accept digitally constructed art or photography.


Location And Getting There

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

GALLERY HOURS
M-W 11:00 - 7:00
Th-Sat 11:00 -9:00
Sunday 12:00 - 6:00
www.laluzdejesus.com
info@laluzdejesus.com

Frequently Asked Questions -

How can I buy art from La Luz de Jesus gallery?
If you see a piece online that you are interested in, email us at sales@laluzdejesus.com We can make arrangements.

Where are you located?
La Luz de Jesus Gallery is located at 4633 Hollywood Blvd. inside the Soap Plant / Wacko complex in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. We are one block east of Vermont Avenue at Rodney St. on the North-West corner of Hollywood & Rodney.
I live outside of Los Angeles, can I have a painting shipped to me?
Yes, we can ship anywhere in the world. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS depending on the destination and piece that will be shipped.

How much is shipping?
Shipping costs vary depending on where the piece is being shipped and how heavy the piece of work is. Also keep in mind that a handling fee will be included in the shipping costs as well.
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Opening Times

M-W 11:00 - 7:00
Th-Sat 11:00 -9:00
Sunday 12:00 - 6:00