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Los Angeles

La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Exhibition Detail
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

July 1st, 2011 - July 31st, 2011
July 1st, 2011 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Jabba da Lush , Andy SteeleAndy Steele, Jabba da Lush ,
Gouache and color pencil on fiberboard , 11" x 14" in 14" x 18" frame
© Courtesy of the Artists and La Luz de Jesus Gallery
silverlake/echo park
Mon-Wed 11-7, Thu-Sat 11-9, Sun 12-6

"Since the dawn of human existence, cultures have been defined by their differing traits, traditions, fads, and fashions. These differences, when viewed by outsiders and taken out of context, are often seen as bazaar, grotesque, or comical. Early religious pictographs and iconography depicting stories about deities, creation, popular customs, heroes, and villains fascinate me. Much of my inspiration comes from this visual history and folklore. My goal is to scramble and quilt these cultural and physical differences in to my own catawampus visual iconography. Your interpretation of the story is welcomed and encouraged. I am a storyteller, shamelessly patching together myth and truth with little regard for historical timelines. Like all storytellers my statement is a reflection of the world around me. Fictional and non-fictional legends of the last millennia are so readily available for consumption to be scrutinized, filtered, and reflected. Television, movies, books, the Internet, businesses, clubs, and homes provide a window into human temperament. With this veritable information buffet, it is up to me to pick and choose what I feel is interesting, beautiful, monstrous, gratuitous, humorous, and culturally valid. I am a collector of people and their cultures. I try not to deny what I truly see, just reflect it."

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