Hudson Marquez "Rhythm and Shoes" @ La Luz de Jesus, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Hudson Marquez is famous to you and me because he is one of the main men behind Cadillac Ranch, the amazing public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas. And he is going to be even more famous to you and I by having a feature in an upcoming issue of Juxtapoz as well as his current exhbition, Rhythm and Shoes, at La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles. Says Marquez, "Ike Turner… Little Richard… Papa Lightfoot… Freddie King… Johnny Ace… Blaze Starr… Candy Barr… Lili St. Cyr. They all connect here in this series of paintings. Having heard tales of the RnB stars of the past, I’ve brought some to life. True Stories… Maybe."

Preview: Charlie Immer "Loose Juice" @ La Luz de Jesus, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Inspired heavily by horror films, cartoons, nature, candy, and video games, January 2014 cover artist (cover of the Alex Pardee curated "Imagination Issue" no doubt) Charlie Immer‘s striking, surreal work is both humorous and unsettling. “Loose Juice” is Immer’s first solo show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery and features paintings focused on Endurance. The show opens this Friday, April 4, 2014. 

Preview: Christine Wu “Come Home” @ La Luz de Jesus, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Looking forward to checking out the new body of work from Juxtapoz favorite Christine Wu when she opens Come Home at La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles on November 1, 2013. Her dreamy, surreal, and often erotic paintings have captured our attention over the past year, and as La Luz de Jesus notes, "Stylistically, her work is multi-layered, with haunting and sexual undertones. She often depicts people in flux, capturing the vulnerability of self discovery and the lingering ghosts of memories best left to the past."

The Works of Mu Pan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
We can't believe we haven't put a gigantic spotlight on Brooklyn-based fine artist, Mu Pan in the past, but with a little Ralph Steadman influence and dark political satire, this is the kind of artwork to wake up to. The SVA grad mixes a bit of surreal, humans versus non-human battle scenes with a great insight to his sketchbook works. There is a ton of good stuff here... get lost. 

Christopher Ulrich @ La Luz de Jesus, LA

Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 23, 2012
Christopher Ulrich is a painter of surreal, iconographic images. He is influenced by the richness of ancient mythology, the mystery of alchemy, and the vastness of cosmic reality. Illuminating this dark journey with insight, heart and determination he strives to understand the unraveling revelation that reveals itself in the work. The iconic baroque resin paintings of Ulrich are now showing at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood, CA.

Preview: Bob Dob "Mouseketeer Army" @ La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
We profiled Bob Dob in our upcoming December issue, but you should definitely go check out his opening at La Luz de Jesus, tomorrow, November 2 in Los Angeles. Mouseketeer Army features Bob Dob's American Flag mural, which consists of a combined 76 paintings measure roughly 96" x 50". Preview after the jump . . .

In L.A.: Miles Thompson @ La Luz de Jesus

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
We stopped by La Luz de Jesus Gallery to check out Miles Thompson's latest solo exhibition, Warm Fuzzies, Cold Pricklies. Miles Thompson has chosen Gouache on illustration board to create his new body of work, a show which reflects on what makes life both a beach and a bitch. It is an epitaph for the oceans and forests, once abundant and fecund (look it up, it is the root of the F bomb), now only a ghostly reminder of what an infinite life giving power they once were.


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