Friday, October 5, 2012


New Gallery intern Julie with
Myron Conan Dyal's Marching Silence
We finished the installation late last night and spent the majority of today responding to media requests for THE MACABRE SHOW, which is opening in a little less than an hour.

The L.A. Times named us the "Art Pick of the Week." Cartwheel highlighted the "Grotesque Beauty" of the show and included examples of the work of each artist featured: Steven Daily, Myron Conan Dyal, Scott Holloway, Craig LaRotonda, Mavis Leahy, Miso, Gail Potocki, Jasmine Worth

Of course the joy of a curated theme exhibition in October is tackling the preconceptions that the season brings with it. Autumn is heralded by an Equinox, and the works of Myron Conan Dyal ("Rivaled only by Richard Serra in the contest for best living sculptor"), Gail Potocki ("The greatest contemporary symbolist painter"), and exquisite fabric artist Mavis Leahy channel the changes of nature within that context. Craig LaRotonda and Steven Daily use classic master techniques to expose the darkness of technology and secret societies respectively. Jasmine Worth has adopted and adapted Christian symbolism for her sold-out-before-opening show, and Scott Holloway takes a Gothic, somewhat Corinthian approach to subjects of life, love, death and dissection. Miso funnels the high concepts of birth and defect dichotomies into an adorably minimalist proposition some may find to be the most disturbing of all the works on display.

This is no doubt the best show you are going to see this weekend, and probably all month long. I just scanned the streets and the parking situation hasn't turned cutthroat just yet, so stop what you're doing and head on over before the fire marshall shuts us down.

Contact gallery director Matt Kennedy for purchase and exhibition info:
(323) 666-7667

Opens Friday, October 5th, 8-11 PM
Runs through Sunday, October 28th

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Laluzapalooza 2013 Jury is Open!

Laluzapalooza Submissions

The jury for the original, massive, multi-artist group show is now opened! The 2013 Laluzapalooza (our 26th annual sampler show) will open on March 1st, and we estimate that between October 1st and December 31st, we'll have rooted through upwards of 10,000 submissions to finalize our selections. This is the only way for emerging artists to enter La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and the best of each year's roster gets an August feature alongside a handful of their peers. That, in turn, can lead to a solo exhibition and possibly even world fame. If you are an artist looking to showcase in this influential, career-launching show you've got until the end of this year to submit to our guidelines. This is an open call requiring our veterans to pass jury alongside the newbies, raising the bar for all. We encourage artists, collectors and curators to forward this email to their friends and colleagues as this show has habitually proven instrumental in establishing artists in the Los Angeles Art market. This high profile show presents a rare opportunity for artists who exhibit elsewhere to broaden their buyer base while providing a fertile discovery ground for our collectors. Click the image above to link to the complete rules and submission guidelines and feel free to share it!

The Jury is Opened for Submissions From Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012.
Submissions that don't follow the guidelines won't be considered.