SAVE THE DATE: Bruce Eichelberger and Mark Gleason at La Luz de Jesus Gallery – Opening Reception Friday April 6th

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For La Luz de Jesus Gallery First Friday Show in April, they will feature the work of two artists: Mark Gleason and Bruce Echelberger. The following is more information about the artists:

Mark Gleason – Sleepless

In this recent body of work, his fourth solo show for the gallery, Sleepless, Mark Gleason is conscientious of the night: of darkness, the moon, stars, dusk, dreams, quiet, restlessness and absurd doings. These are idiosyncratic beings that exist on the edge of humanity and consciousness: semi-sentient figures like somnambulists, animal familiars, shadowy entities, things that go bump in the night, ghosts, and persons engaged in quasi-ritualistic and mysterious activities.

Bruce Eichelberger – El Ateo

This will mark the artist’s third exhibition with the gallery. Using images of sexuality, grotesque violence, and distorted figures the artist creates enigmatic like visuals that reveal his contempt for our current political climate and attack the current administration for its xenophobic policies. His work challenges authority and lampoons religious institutions with the same devoutness as those who embrace these antiquated and abusive systems. Personal narratives are presented as fact but purposefully embellished hiding the real truth from viewers.

The artist describes his work as follows: “The best way I can explain it is, there are a lot of things that affect me – the scandal in the church, war, abuse in the government these stories are what drives me. I’ll take little truths and embellish them – so there will be a lot of truths but by the time I complete the work – only I would be aware of the truth that would apply to the piece.”

Mark Gleason – Sleepless
Bruce Eichelberger – El Ateo

Opening Reception:
Exhibition: April 6-April 29
Reception: Fri. April 6, 8-11 PM

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

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