Posted by on March 3, 2013 in Events, MAGAZINE, Show & Event Coverage

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Packed with art, packed with with people, Laluzapalooza is La Luz de Jesus‘s best juried group show to date, with cleverly grouped pieces that embraced the La Luz aesthetic of Low Brow and Pop Surrealism while pushing its definitions  further: While one whole wall was devoted to skulls and skeletons, and throughout bunnies, octopi, saints and curvy girls frolicking and mourned (all crowd pleasers judging from the red dots on many works),  works moved beyond the expected, making the mix fresh and bold and expanding the boundaries of Low Brow/Pop Surrealism into a groundswell  of  Next Generation art, rooted in this heritage Southern California gallery. A great selection of assemblage, their strongest yet, plus taxidermy, sculpture, needlework, and ceramics rounded out the mix that played on both the dark side of the psyche and the exposed it with humor and skill.

Laluzapalooza
March 1-31, 2013
La Luz de Jesus
4663 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Open Monday-Wednesday 11am-7pm; Thursday-Saturday 11am-7pm; Sunday, noon-6pm.

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Jason Houchen Little Prince

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Mat Gleason and Leigh Salgado with the Skullapalooza wall

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Michael Brown Princesa de Muerte

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Christopher Umana Capturing Coquette

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Torii Cooper Cineri Gloria Sera Est

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Erin Burrell riffs on Dada Both Impossible & Petrified Habits (door not included)

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Works by Jaesun Kim and Vega

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La Luz gallery director Matt Kennedy

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Derek Harrison, One Last Caress

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Harrison’s model in front  of Apricot Mantle’s work

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Apricot Mantle, Big Badaboom

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Anthony Ausgang checks out Howard Hallis’ 198 Memes

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Howard Hallis 198 Memes

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Dake Sizer’s glitter and acrylic and vinyle were among Ausgang’s favorites

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Artist/filmmaker John Roecker takes in a wall of Laluzapalooza

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Artist Spinestealer

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Spinestealer’s Bleeding Out

Kim Zsebe, Pepsi Jesus v1.2

Brice Eichelberger, Uprising, acrylic on found school binder

Brice Eichelberger and son, b-banjo.

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Artists Edward Robin Coronel, Hilary Dey, Anthony Ausgang, Dan Barry

Edward Robin Coronel, “Sparkles”

The back patio was as packed as the gallery.

Anthony Ausgang, Heidi Johnson,  Shana Nys Dambrot

 

Matthew Price, Elladremora

Feral House publisher Adam Parfrey

 

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Jack Howe Apprehension

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Walt Hall, We Give Thanks For All That We’ve Been Given

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Mike Sosnowski Creepy Kid

 

Belgian DJ Soom talks art

 

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Lee Joseph doing his Lee thing.

Briana Bainbridge Child Sante Muerte

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Bainbridge and her art van

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The party moved out front at closing

Visitors ot La Luz are often as colorful as the art.

Hopeful street artist Dwayne Wylie strikes out with Roecker’s Melody duo John and Dylan.