This Friday, La Luz de Jesus Gallery opens an alarming exhibition from the mind-behind-the-mind of the Doomsday Killer. Dave Lebow's End Time Visions fills the white room with images of rapture from the greatest television series ever about a serial killer who kills serial killers. The darkly dreaming drama is brought to life on gallery walls, and Dave will be here in person to discuss the work and his process throughout the evening.
End Time Visions opens on Friday, June 1st at 8PM. The opening reception will end at 11PM, and the exhibition will run through July 1st. Contact gallery director Matt Kennedy for purchase or preview information: (323) 666-7667.
Killers play a prominent role in Jason D'Aquino's latest body of work, too. His miniature matchbook masterpieces depict Berkowitz, Gacy, Manson and Dahmerwith a measure of detail rare in pieces ten times their size. Working entirely on found surfaces, D'Aquino turns calendars, prescriptions, ledgers and even human bone fragments into canvases of macabre intensity. A pulpy playfulness undercuts Phillumeny with a Chandleresque gallows humor, making Star Wars,Eraserhead and Buster Keaton thematic neighbors -if only for a single exhibition. (6/1-7/1)
South Los Angeles native Jaime Zacarias aka GERMS is seemingly infected with an innate ability to channel the spirits of our surrealist predecessors, slapping our eyeballs with his grotesque yet amusing iconography and amoeba-like characters while simultaneously referencing post-Chicano culture and imagery. He is known for cleverly stylized Luchador masks given life by their protruding tentacles, surrounded by floating creatures that playfully flirt with their viewers' imaginations. Fasho' is a fresh blend of graffiti technique and old-fashioned, lowbrow sardonique. (6/1-7/1)
The Art in the Hallway Exhibition is an ever-changing presentation of pop surrealism's best.
When Punk & Glam Were Twins:
The 1980s on the Sunset Strip
Not everybody made it out the decadent 80s alive or in tact, but for those who did survive, the memories smuggled out in stretch jeans and guitar cases are worth their weight in mascara. This book signing and exhibition is sure to draw many of the people documented in John Scarpati's new book, Cramp Slash & Burn.
June 22 - July 1: opens Friday, June 22; 8-11 pm
Soft Cover: $40.00 Signed Hardcover: $TBA
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If you haven't been to the La Luz de Jesus lately, you really haven't been at all.
Matt Kennedy, director
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027