“The Macabre Show” Opens at La Luz de Jesus

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“The Macabre Show” Opens at La Luz de Jesus

Awe-inspiring. Jaw-droppingly, soul-moving beautiful works of art. Friday night I was faint with appreciation for what is the strongest, most focused group shows La Luz de Jesus has offered this year. Each artist in “The Macabre Show” exhibited¬† coherent, cohesive, and unique visions that blended seamlessly, creating a powerful impact that left attendees uncharacteristically subdued…

Preview: October’s “The Macabre Show” at La Luz Highlights Grotesque Beauty

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Preview: October’s “The Macabre Show” at La Luz Highlights Grotesque Beauty

The word grotesque comes from the same Greek root as “grotto,” meaning a hidden place. It was in grottoes,¬†either natural or man-made caves, on their sprawling estates where nobility would have artists create strange, fantasy-driven works of art to surprise, delight and disturb. By the 18th Century, the word’s usage, whether in English, French or…