Richard Newton, “La Gruta Azul/The Grotto”

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IMG_5401Conceptual artist Richard Newton’s newest installation,”La Gruta Azul/The Grotto” blends Jewish, Catholic and Buddhist religious symbolism with empty drink cans and water bottles that create an otherworldly environment. Opening at Jancar gallery on Saturday night–the only evening “The Grotto” will be able to be viewed in the nighttime light–“The Grotto” will in place until October 19th during regular gallery hours.

IMG_5408 The artists’ neighbors contributed the thousands of cans in “The Grotto.”


IMG_5407As above, so below; the two pillars of the temple; the Stations of the Cross

IMG_5414Shrines to those who have died from substance abuse/addiction ring The Grotto’s sanctum sanctorum.
Darlene Morales’ is the late mother of  artist Rebecca Morales

IMG_5403The healing waters of “The Grotto” are for sale in the gift shop.

IMG_5413The Grotto’s  creator

Screen shot 2013-09-14 at 10.04.59 AMLearn the secrets of “The Grotto”: Life, death, rebirth.

“La Gruta Azul/The Grotto”
Through October 19, 2013
Opening Saturday September 14, 6pm-9pm
Jancar Gallery
961 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Open Wednesday through Saturday, noon-5pm
213 625 2522

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