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"ARTIST KARLA DIAZ TURNS INSOMNIA INTO DREAM-LIKE PAINTINGS AT LUIS DE JESUS"
"ARTIST KARLA DIAZ TURNS INSOMNIA INTO DREAM-LIKE PAINTINGS AT LUIS DE JESUS"
KARLA DIAZ FEATURED IN THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

"The artist says she has always been a vivid dreamer and has long made notes about some of the more peculiar ones. “Sometimes I’d wake up and text words to myself so I could convey the feeling or the visuals,” she says. “Like, ‘felt scared.’ Or ‘dancing folclórico.’ Or ‘I picked up a metralleta [submachine gun] and started shooting people.’"

JUNE EDMONDS TO GIVE RUSSELL FOUNDATION LECTURE WITH THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO
JUNE EDMONDS TO GIVE RUSSELL FOUNDATION LECTURE WITH THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. PST via webinar

June Edmonds will be giving a Russell Foundation Lecture presented by the UC San Diego Visual Arts Department and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Edmonds uses abstract painting to explore how color, repetition, movement, and balance can serve as conduits to spiritual contemplation and interpersonal connection to her African-American roots. Exploring the psychological construct of skin color or tone through pattern and abstract painting has proven to be a revealing gesture and these ideas are explored in her two ongoing series: the Energy Wheel Paintings inspired by her meditation practice and her Flag Paintings, which explore the alignment of multiple identities such as race, nationality, gender, or political leanings.

KEN GONZALES-DAY TO GIVE ARTIST LECTURE ON "ERASED LYNCHINGS" AT USC FISHER MUSEUM OF ART
KEN GONZALES-DAY TO GIVE ARTIST LECTURE ON "ERASED LYNCHINGS" AT USC FISHER MUSEUM OF ART
Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. PST

Los Angeles artists Ken Gonzales-Day will discuss his ongoing series Erased Lynchings; a series of photographs that began as a response to anti-immigration and anti -Latinx rhetoric that led to an increase in violence and vigilante activities against Latinxs and immigrants along the U.S. and Mexican border. Gonzales-Day takes historic photographs of lynchings and removes the victims' bodies from them to address the erasure of certain minorities from historical accounts of lynchings.

"2021 YOUR CONCISE LOS ANGELES ART GUIDE FOR OCTOBER 2021"
"2021 YOUR CONCISE LOS ANGELES ART GUIDE FOR OCTOBER 2021"
JUNE EDMONDS FEATURED IN HYPERALLERGIC

"Full Spectrum is a 40-year survey of the work of Los Angeles-based artist June Edmonds, who has spent her career 'centering Black American experience.' The show spans early portraits of herself and other Black women, prefiguring contemporary painters of African-American domesticity like Jennifer Packer,through recent abstract compositions made up of hundreds of individual, distinct brushstrokes. Concurrently, Luis de Jesus will be staging a show of contemporary work by Edmonds, Joy of Other Suns, up through October 30."

JUNE EDMONDS SOLO EXHIBITION AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY LABAND GALLERY
JUNE EDMONDS SOLO EXHIBITION AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY LABAND GALLERY
FULL SPECTRUM: A 40 YEAR SURVEY EXHIBITION

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is delighted to announce June Edmonds: Full Spectrum, a 40-year survey exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist June Edmonds, presented by Loyola Marymount University’s Laband Art Gallery from September 25 through December 11, 2021. The exhibition has been organized by Laband Art Gallery director and curator Karen Rapp.

"LOS ANGELES: 5 NEW GALLERY EXHIBITIONS ARE DEDICATED TO ARTISTS LORNA SIMPSON, BETYE SAAR, AMOAKO BOAFO, JUNE EDMONDS AND RASHID JOHNSON"
"LOS ANGELES: 5 NEW GALLERY EXHIBITIONS ARE DEDICATED TO ARTISTS LORNA SIMPSON, BETYE SAAR, AMOAKO BOAFO, JUNE EDMONDS AND RASHID JOHNSON"
JUNE EDMONDS FEATURED IN CULTURE TYPE

"The vibrant, curvilinear abstractions of June Edmonds have a backstory. Calling to mind travel routes and topographical mapping, her latest works explore race, history, and the Great Migration, paying tribute to Black female pioneers and early Southern California landowners."

JUNE EDMONDS INCLUDED IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE HARRIS ART GALLERY
JUNE EDMONDS INCLUDED IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE HARRIS ART GALLERY
NEW HISTORIES

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce June Edmond's partipation in a group show, New Histories, curated by Dion Johnson at the University of La Verne's Harris Art Gallery. New Histories is a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Walpa D’Mark, June Edmonds, Asad Faulwell, and Erin Trefry. With an idiosyncratic use of images, and signifiers, these artists offer access into rich visual worlds of personal reflection, layered symbolism, and prophetic vision. The exhibition will be on view from September 7 through October 28, 2021.

"L.A.’s LATINX-OWNED GALLERIES AND ART SPACES"
"L.A.’s LATINX-OWNED GALLERIES AND ART SPACES"
LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES FEATURED IN CURATE LA

Owned by Luis De Jesus and Jay Wingate, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is a contemporary art gallery representing emerging and mid-career artists who are engaged in regional and global art discourse with a particular focus on intersectional diversity.

JOSH REAMES INCLUDED IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF MUSEUMS
JOSH REAMES INCLUDED IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF MUSEUMS
IN CRYSTALLIZED TIME

Curated by Anthony White, In Crystallized Time is a group exhibition that will showcase works that are sensible to the speed accruing in societal structures as they develop technologically. Historically, artists have responded to and reflected upon the past, predicted the future, or tried to translate the fleetingness of the present; isolating and recreating experiences. The contemporary practice of painting and sculpture, parallel to the rise of digital processes and the internet, is adapting to consider our perception of time and reality within high-speed environments.

"TOP 3 THIS WEEK: CARLA JAY HARRIS AT LUIS DE JESUS"
"TOP 3 THIS WEEK: CARLA JAY HARRIS AT LUIS DE JESUS"
CARLA JAY HARRIS FEATURED IN KCRW ART INSIDER

"In each of Carla Jay Harris’ photographic collages at Luis De Jesus in the Arts District, the artist drops us into an allegorical narrative that is frozen in time. In each, figures commune with each other in ethereal landscapes which layer washy color over mountain peaks and rock formations to imbue them a  celestial atmosphere. Though based on photographs, Harris collages texture and pattern over her figures and landscapes, adding painterly gravitas to her scenes."

"5 NEW ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS TO SEE NOW FEATURE DEBORAH ROBERTS, CARLA JAY HARRIS, JARRELL GIBBS, LAKELA BROWN, AND BRITTNEY LEEANNE WILLIAMS"
"5 NEW ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS TO SEE NOW FEATURE DEBORAH ROBERTS, CARLA JAY HARRIS, JARRELL GIBBS, LAKELA BROWN, AND BRITTNEY LEEANNE WILLIAMS"
CARLA JAY HARRIS FEATURED IN CULTURE TYPE

"After joining Luis De Jesus in July 2020, Los Angeles artist Carla Jay Harris is presenting her first exhibition with the gallery. She is showing large-scale works on paper, unique hand-embellished archival pigment prints. Made in response to the pandemic and last summer’s racial reckoning, the works document 'intellectual, emotional, and psychological environments.'”

"22 ARTISTS TO DISCOVER AT NEW YORK'S SEPTEMBER FAIRS"
"22 ARTISTS TO DISCOVER AT NEW YORK'S SEPTEMBER FAIRS"
CARLA JAY HARRIS FEATURED IN ARTSY

"Carla Jay Harris has long used mythology in her work as a tool to make sense of reality. Her series 'Celestial Bodies' (2018–20) reflects her personal experiences as an American kid growing up outside the United States, picturing Black and Brown protagonists navigating mystical landscapes."

CHRIS ENGMAN, KEN GONZALES-DAY, AND LIA HALLORAN TO PARTICIPATE IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT USC FISHER MUSEUM OF ART
CHRIS ENGMAN, KEN GONZALES-DAY, AND LIA HALLORAN TO PARTICIPATE IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT USC FISHER MUSEUM OF ART
ART AND HOPE AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

Curated by art critic Edward Goldman, the concept of the exhibition emerged out of the bleakness and ambiguity in the initial stages of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Goldman, who was still able to visit artists in their studios, asked the question "how has this difficult time affected your art-making?

THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM ACQUIRES WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY
THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM ACQUIRES WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce the accession of six photographs by Ken Gonzales-Day into the collection of The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. This significant group of works includes three photographs from the Searching for California Hang Trees series and three photographs from the Memento Mori series. 

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART ACQUIRES WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART ACQUIRES WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Ken Gonzales-Day's Next morning when Jimmy woke, the cowboys were gone, Livermore, CA, 2003, by the Middlebury College Museum of Art in Middlebury, Vermont. The photograph will be included in Art & Protest: Artists as Agents of Social Change, on view from September 14 through December 12, 2021. 

PETER WILLIAMS TRIBUTE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
PETER WILLIAMS TRIBUTE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
PETER WILLIAMS, 69 DIES; HIS ART EVOKED BLACK LIVES, INCLUDING HIS

“Peter Williams was a fearless artist,”  Julie L. McGee said by email. “His combination of acerbic wit, social commentary and beauty allowed his work to speak to and transcend the momentary.”

"WHY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ARE EMBRACING SPIRITUALITY IN THEIR WORK"
"WHY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ARE EMBRACING SPIRITUALITY IN THEIR WORK"
CARLA JAY HARRIS FEATURED IN ARTSY EDITORIAL ON ARTISTS AND SPIRITUALITY

“When I hear spirituality, I think about a connection to something larger than self, however you define that. God, a sense of the universe, a sense of nature.”  

"WE WILL BE SEEING IT DIFFERENTLY—ALWAYS: SUSAN SILTON’S MORPHOLOGY OF IMAGE AND WORD"
"WE WILL BE SEEING IT DIFFERENTLY—ALWAYS: SUSAN SILTON’S MORPHOLOGY OF IMAGE AND WORD"
SUSAN SILTON FEATURED IN ARTILLERY MAGAZINE

'Silton steps back here—or to be more precise, places us in what is both a neutral space, the convergent space of shared human language and agreed-upon perceptual field or actuality, and a kind of secular-sacred space that, in the terms of the most counter-intuitive theories of perception may, in Möbius-twist fashion, represent no mutually agreed-upon reality whatsoever.'

"LIA HALLORAN AT LUIS DE JESUS"
"LIA HALLORAN AT LUIS DE JESUS"
LIA HALLORAN FEATURED IN ART AND CAKE LA

"The overwhelming physicality of the pieces coupled with the elusive energy of the materials and processes, and the esoteric dimensions of specific planetary and meteorological phenomena — all of it bounces around with a sense of wonder at the sheer accomplishment of them, even as one senses other, larger forces are also at work."

"HUGO CROSTHWAITE: A LIFE IN (STOP) MOTION"
"HUGO CROSTHWAITE: A LIFE IN (STOP) MOTION"
THE 2021 SAN DIEGO ART PRIZE RECIPIENT TELLS STORIES OF BORDER LIFE USING STOP-MOTION ANIMATION AND BLACK AND WHITE DRAWINGS

"I started questioning where I come from, something that I had never questioned before, and I started to see myself, well, yes, I'm a Mexican artist, but I'm also a Tijuana artist. So then I started playing with this notion of identity and my identity as a border artist, and then also playing with this folklore about Mexico, about what they think Mexican identity is." 

'EBONY ON DRAPER AND GIRARD' MURAL COMPLETE
'EBONY ON DRAPER AND GIRARD' MURAL COMPLETE
JUNE EDMONDS NEW MURAL FOR THE MURALS OF LA JOLLA PUBLIC ART PROGRAM UNVEILED JULY 19TH

“I used the lines of the streets from old maps in the artwork. There are curves on the right that represent the curve of Girard Avenue on the south end. The curves on the top are like the north end of Draper Avenue.”

"NEW INSTALLATION FOR MURALS OF LA JOLLA HONORS LOCAL BLACK PIONEERS"
"NEW INSTALLATION FOR MURALS OF LA JOLLA HONORS LOCAL BLACK PIONEERS"
JUNE EDMONDS SHARES THE INSPIRATION BEHIND HER NEW PUBLIC MURAL IN THE LA JOLLA LIGHT

“Public art brings it to the people, which for now is especially important in La Jolla because the Museum of Contemporary Art is closed [for renovation]. Through programs like Murals of La Jolla, there are these beautiful works of art done by world-class artists, and I’m honored to be among them.”

"FIREWORKS AND ART FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY"
"FIREWORKS AND ART FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY"
LIA HALLORAN FEATURED IN EDWARD GOLDMAN'S ART MATTERS

"A few months ago, in the midst of the pandemic, I had the pleasure of visiting Lia Halloran’s studio where I experienced these works in progress. Of course, no hugs, no kisses were allowed, just masks and safe distance. But, let me tell you, looking closely at her paintings, I felt that I was diving deep into the cosmos communicating with stars, gods and muses."

"WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT VANCOUVER ANYWAY?"
"WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT VANCOUVER ANYWAY?"
Jim Adams featured in The Tyee review of 'Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo', at the VAG.

"Adams often features himself in his work, portraying himself as Zeus with a freaky looking grizzly bear. The work is a wonderful reminder that figurative painting is not only relevant, it’s ferocious. His images stare straight out from the canvas, locking you into their gaze. But before the relationship becomes a virtual stare-down, humour, compassion and joyous surrealism disrupt the intensity. Liberation ensues."

"8 LGBTQIA+ ARTISTS ON SELF-PORTRAITURE AND EXPRESSION OF PRIDE"
"8 LGBTQIA+ ARTISTS ON SELF-PORTRAITURE AND EXPRESSION OF PRIDE"
ZACKARY DRUCKER FEATURED IN ARTSY COLLECTION SHOWCASING QUEER ARTISTS & SELF-PORTRAITURE

"For Pride Month this year, we spoke with artists of the LGBTQIA+ community about their own self-portraiture and the act of expressing oneself through art. From blown glass to photography to painting, these artworks show us how artists can represent themselves across a wide array of media and genres, including both abstraction, realism, or alter egos."

EDIE BEAUCAGE INTERVIEWED FOR EMERGING ARTISTS COLLECTIVE
EDIE BEAUCAGE INTERVIEWED FOR EMERGING ARTISTS COLLECTIVE

"My paintings seems spontaneous, but it is not so unexpected, considering the amount of work I do before engaging in a series. I can think about a subject for months before I paint it. I obsessively accumulate many images in my notebooks around a topic. Afterward, in the studio, it is momentarily translated into paint. I know what I want to paint, and then I let the images develop and let them flow. I discover my pictures as I paint them, and I love the surprise of this process."

FEDERICO SOLMI'S "THE GREAT FARCE" ON VIEW AT OCEAN FLOWER MUSEUM, DANZHOU CITY, HAINAN PROVINCE CHINA
FEDERICO SOLMI'S "THE GREAT FARCE" ON VIEW AT OCEAN FLOWER MUSEUM, DANZHOU CITY, HAINAN PROVINCE CHINA
Solmi is part of "The Tides of The Century", group show.

Solmi will be presenting an immersive, large-scale video installation in a 16,000 square room with over 40 projectors. 

FEDERICO SOLMI INTERVIEWED BY DAN CAMERON FOR THE BROOKLYN RAIL
FEDERICO SOLMI INTERVIEWED BY DAN CAMERON FOR THE BROOKLYN RAIL
INTERVIEW COVERS THE SPAN OF HIS CAREER, INCLUDING HIS CURRENT SHOW AT LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES

"I have to be knowledgeable about what came before me, but also use all the tools that are available today. So, I figured out how to domesticate technology. Instead of it feeling cold and distant, I blended it with organic painting texture, and drawings, and with motion capture I created something that, in my opinion, is very human. You feel like you want to touch it, and that’s a feeling that normally doesn’t happen with digital media."

PETER WILLIAMS PROFILED FOR HIS 2021 GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP IN UDAILY
PETER WILLIAMS PROFILED FOR HIS 2021 GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP IN UDAILY
IDENTITY, EXPERIENCE ON CANVAS: GUGGENHEIM AWARD RECOGNIZES PETER WILLIAMS' ACCLAIMED ARTISTIC CAREER

"In recent years, and particularly since the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement, many of his paintings have focused on issues of systemic racism, including violence against African Americans, slavery and mass incarceration. He has said that he always “believed in the idea of bearing witness to the times in which you live.”

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