At 6:00 p.m. May 28, author Parker Day, and several of her Icon models will converge upon La Luz de Jesus Gallery for a One Night Only Pop-up Exhibit and Books Signing.
Along with the much anticipated CALIFORNIA LOCOS exhibition at the Manhattan Beach Art Center, they will be launching their new hardcover book. Entitled SOMOS LOCOS, THE STORY OF CALIFORNIA LOCOS, introduced by Martin Betz from the Manhattan Beach Arts Center, who published the book. Betz mentions synchronicity in his opening, and these far reaching energetic […]
Illustrator and graphic artist Jim Blanchard‘s instantly recognizable album cover, poster, and comix art from Seattle’s golden “grunge” era is celebrated in his new, and first book, Visual Abuse, released by his hometown publisher Fantagraphic Books. Jim will be in Los Angeles on October 7-8 to promote his book and exhibition of the same name, at […]
Marion Peck will be signing her new book “Lamb Land” at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Saturday, September 10, 4-7 PM. This is a World Premiere, and her only local signing event! Marion will be joined by her husband Mark Ryden for the book signing.
Now considered the largest book festival in the country, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books celebrates its 21-year anniversary. The guest speakers at the Bovard Auditorium include Carrie Brownstein, member of the punk band Sleater-Kinney, and writer, creator and co-star, of the award-winning television show “Portlandia, and Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the […]
It’s a damned good friday with show you shouldn’t passover tonight at La Luz de Jesus: Paul Koudounaris “Memento Mori” and Scott Hove “Pussy Jihad” bring together sex, death, religion, nihilism and resurrection, a show that eclipses all others just in time for the Easter bunny to roll away the stone–and if he sees his […]
Tonight! Friday January 30th from 8:00pm – 11:00pm, THESE DAYS and SUN EDITIONS present THE FAMILY ACID BOOK LAUNCH & SLIDESHOW PARTY. The Family Acid, SUN Editions & These Days will be celebrating The Family Acid book release over drinks and a 35mm slideshow by Roger Steffens. THESE DAYS is located in Downtown Los […]
Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is currently showing Expression Session 2, a group exhibition with works spanning two generations of surf culture, featuring seven of its most influential artists. Will Pennartz, founder and owner of The Surf Gallery (2001-2010) and guest curator, selected the works on exhibition consisting of paintings, photographs, prints and posters by John Severson, Mike Salisbury, Rick […]
New York graffiti legend Blade hits LA with his new book Blade: King of Graffiti, and the opening of his first LA solo show at 7th Letter August 30th, with Blade signing his book from 6pm to 8pm. By 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, Blade stopped counting, and kept painting. This exhibit–Blade’s first […]
Because it’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in my eyes graffiti is beautiful. For the love it gives me has been forged my heart by the same destructive force that allows me to cope with the pressures created by a social conscience. ~ Rafael Reyes, from Living Dangerously […]
Friday, May 30th author/journalist/director Rodrigo Ribera D’Ebre signs his novel A Grave Situation at the Museum of Latin American Art. I’ll also be asking him questions about the novel, which is the deeply disturbing story of a woman whose grip on her psyche and ability to control her anti-social tendencies crumble as she commits […]