Saturday, December 3, 2011

Here, Kitty, Kitty!

Last night we opened two incredible new shows from a couple of artists whose styles couldn't be much more different, yet manage to complement each other perfectly. I'm speaking of course of Daniel Martin Diaz's Quantum Mysticism (LA Canvas' Gallery Pick of the Week), and Rob Burden's Toy Box.

Daniel appeared in person to sign his latest art volume Anatomy of Sorrow (La Luz de Jesus Press, 2011) which contains many of the pieces featured in this exhibition of symbols steeped in the lore of Christianity with roots in pre-Christian dogma possessed of sigil-like power. Prints, drawings and paintings combined to make Quantum Mysticism an incredibly enlightened gallery experience.

In Gallery II, Rob Burden's larger-than-life portraits of toys required special loading, assembly and hanging apparatus, and it's hard to believe how quickly the rear gallery transformed from a work-in-progress to a stunning display of mind-blowing nostalgia. At least one top ten performer marveled at the scale of Rob's paintings when he stopped by for a sneak peak of Toy Box on Thursday evening.

TONIGHT, we'll be hosting a special signing event for Taschen's The Big Book of Pussy, edited by Dian Hanson, and featuring the work of dozens of photographers and models -many of whom will be in attendance, including our good friend Ed Fox (pictured at our last signing extravaganza). I'm not allowed to confirm which models will be arriving for this, but I can say that if you are even remotely interested in the body part that all of us have passed through at one moment or another, you will hate yourself for missing this.

The event opens at 7 PM and runs until 10 o'clock. And yes, it's exactly what you think it is –only more!

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