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Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
2685 S La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 | T 310 838 6000

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January 18, 2018

REVIEW: ANDRÉ HEMER

With “Making-image”, now at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles through February 10th, André Hemer creates rich, dimensional abstract images. Composed of multiple layers, the artist’s second solo show at the gallery is a vital dance of colors and textures seductively interwoven.

What seems at first look to be a final stage in these paintings, the luminous, often oddly-textured thick blobs of paint that dot and dart across the canvases, is actually Hemer’s first step in creating the works. [ READ MORE ]

January 18, 2018

JOSH REAMES AND FEDERICO SOLMI AT ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the International Contemporary Art fair of the West Coast, will be held January 25-28, 2018.

The ninth edition of the fair will feature top established and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Participants will present some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists, offering an informed view on contemporary art making. [ READ MORE ]

January 16, 2018

REVIEW: KEN GONZALES-DAY

RECAP: SHATTERING PLATES AND SMASHING THE PATRIARCHY AT INTO ACTION

Sometimes, you need to smash things: the system, the patriarchy, the kitchen plates. Into Action, the pop-up event that opened on Friday night and runs through January 21, has the tools to do all three.

Into Action’s fusion of art and activism is going down inside a complex on the warehouse-lined edge of Chinatown. It’s filled with socially-relevant, politically-charged works from high-profile artists: Shepard Fairey, Sage Vaughn, Tara McPherson, Ken Gonzales-Day and Star Montana amongst them.   more

Meanwhile, there is a bounty of panels and workshops covering topics like immigration, prison reform, and food justice. [ READ MORE ]

January 12, 2018

6 OUTSTANDING ARTWORKS AT UNTITLED, SAN FRANCISCO 2018

Another Los Angeles gem of a gallery, LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES, went a step further in risqué, body-oriented depictions, with new work by Julie Weitz. Among her compelling and brightly colored videos and some dildo-cast candles available in a range of psychedelic, swirly hues, is an intimate, smaller-scale duo of video-objects titled Screen Gestures 1 and 2.   more

With these tablet-like pieces, Weitz marries her sensual moving imagery with sculptural smoothness, achieving a video that depicts the sometimes uncomfortable, entropic aspects of feminine beauty (as is here evidenced by an acute study of hands and fingernails), and a slick, “contemporary” flat-screened device much like the companions that live in our pockets and handbags and that assist us in just about everything we do throughout our daily routines. [ READ MORE ]

January 03, 2018

ANDRÉ HEMER IN WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce Making-Image, an exhibition of new paintings and video by André Hemer, to be presented from January 6 through February 10, 2018. This will be the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 6th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. [ READ MORE ]

January 02, 2018

REVIEW: ANTONIA WRIGHT IN CUBAN ART NEWS

RELATIONAL UNDERCURRENTS: CUBA AND THE ARCHIPELAGO AT MOLAA

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, on view at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, offers a compellingly revisionist understanding of art from the region. Curators Tatiana Flores and Michelle A. Stephens have resisted the usual interpretations that focus on the diverse cultural heritages of the Caribbean.  [ READ MORE ]

December 22, 2017

BEST OF 2017: KEN GONZALES-DAY: SHADOWLANDS AT THE MINNESOTA MUSEUM OF ART

Ken Gonzales-Day’s Shadowlands, curated by Christopher Atkins, explored historical incidents of lynching, and how that legacy of racialized violence impacts our present moment. His devastating Erased Lynching series manipulates historical photographs of lynchings so that the victim can’t be seen, minimizing the harm of re-traumatizing communities who might view this work, and also drawing focus toward the perpetrators of violent racism. [ READ MORE ]

December 22, 2017

REENACTMENT, A GROUP EXHIBITION ON THE POLITICS OF HISTORICAL REENACTMENT IN CONTEMPORARY ART COMES TO BRIC

Through work in performance, video, and photography, this exhibition-curated by Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator at BRIC-looks at six artists of color who are unsettling cultural mythologies and origin stories, and who approach history as fluid. With works from Ken Gonzales-Day, Crystal Z.   more

Campbell, Marisa Williamson, Maria Hupfield, Alicia Grullón, and Farideh Sakhaeifar, the histories represented range from civil rights activism and gentrification in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood to the refugee crisis in Syria and the American Revolution, asserting the experiences of people underrepresented throughout history. [ READ MORE ]

December 14, 2017

ZACHARY DRUCKER & RHYS ERNST REVIEW: PHOTO SHOW TAKES A BROAD, ACCESSIBLE VIEW OF QUEERNESS

Queerness has never been so omnipresent.

That’s not exactly the thesis of “Disruptive Perspectives” at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, but it’s at least the cultural context for the exhibition’s presentation of eight American and Swiss photographers, and their optimistic visions of gender, identity, relationships and selfhood today. [ READ MORE ]

December 02, 2017

JOSH REAMES IN BLOUIN ARTINFO

ICONOCLAST EFFUSIONS IN 'DON'T CROSS STREAMS WHILE TRADING HORSES' AT LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES

The ongoing exhibition by Josh Reames titled “Don’t cross streams while trading horses” of his paintings and sculptures at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is eminently iconoclastic in nature and conception.
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