Painter and photographer Karen Hsiao‘s works are a glorious combination of creativity and skill, realized through a a team of makeup artists, hairstylists, and fashion designers who help to materialize her intense and imaginative subject matter. Her newest collection of works, Vow of Silence (In Convents), opens tonight at La Luz de Jesus Gallery and remains on display throughout the month of April.
Her alter-ego, Miso works in miniature, with oil and metal, to create complex pieces that pair botanical beauty with dissected anatomical figures, and often include a magnifying glass. The mind boggles at her ability to create such lavish pieces on such a small scale, as seen in the latest Miso pieces in her La Fleur show.
Also showing in April, frontwoman of the legendary San Francisco punk group the Avengers’ Penelope Houston‘s first L.A. Gallery show, Muzzlers – The Accused.
Karen Hisao “Martyrdom” – C-print on metallic gloss paper, 8.5×11″ in frame
Miso / Karen Hsiao
also showing: Penelope Houston
Friday, April 7, 8-11 PM
Artist Talk with Penelope Houston:
Friday, April 14th, 7-9PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Karen Hisao “Pink Mary” C-print on metallic gloss paper, 8.5×6″ in oval frame
Karen Hisao “Vow Of Silence III” C-print on metallic gloss paper, 8.5×11″ in frame
Miso “Sleeping Foal” Oil on panel custom handmade painted frame, 7×6″