Thursday, August 18, 2011

La Luz de Jesus Gallery Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

La Luz de Jesus Gallery celebrates 25-year anniversary with a monumental group show and companion book in Oct. - Nov. 2011

  Billy Shire by Shawn Barber

You are invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of  
La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Billy Shire has masterminded "La Luz de Jesus 25," a monumental group show featuring more than 260 artists, each of whom have created a piece of art and written an essay about their experience with the gallery. In 25 years of groundbreaking exhibitions, this is La Luz's first retrospective survey, featuring three generations of the most important artists working today. Never before have all these artists shown together in one exhibition. The book, a companion to the show, chronicles the rich legacy of La Luz de Jesus and the thriving art movements it helped launch.  
Opening events for the two-part group show "La Luz de Jesus 25"  
will occur during the weekends of  October 7 and November 4, 2011.  
More information on this show is forthcoming 

Participating in La Luz de Jesus 25 project is a who's-who of art, including Robert Williams, Joe Coleman, Mark Ryden, Georganne Deen, Matt Groening, Manuel Ocampo, S. Clay Wilson, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, Bill Barminski, Daniel Martin Díaz, Glenn Barr, Elizabeth McGrath, Tony Fitzpatrick, Frank Kozik, Chris Mars, Massimo Giacon, Mark Mothersbaugh, Gary Panter, John de Fazio, Laurie Lipton, Ric Heitzman, Clayton Brothers, Dave Cooper, Judith Schaechter, Lou Beach, Calef Brown, Eric White, Shag, Tim Biskup and Gary Baseman.  The companion book, La Luz de Jesus 25 (La Luz de Jesus Press/Last Gasp) features images of the complete show along with an essay written by each artist. The book also includes essays by Billy Shire and La Luz gallery directors, including Robert "El Vez" Lopez. Book pre-orders are being accepted now. Contact
Soap Plant to reserve yours!     


La Luz de Jesus Gallery 2011 




Alice Bag "Violence Girl" and  
Dawn Wirth "The Bags Hollywood Forever" double book release party 


Robert Burden: "Toy Box"
New Works by Daniel Martin Diaz   
Publicity contact for more info - interviews - images:
Lee Joseph Publicity for the Visual Arts
(o) 818-848-2698 - (c) 818-415-5543 - 

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