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Goon Hand-tooled Leather 42" X 36" X 6" © Courtesy of the Artist and La Luz de Jesus Gallery
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Mallard Hand-tooled Leather 34" X 22" © Courtesy of the Artist and La Luz de Jesus Gallery
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4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
January 6th, 2012 - January 29th, 2012
Opening: January 6th, 2012 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.laluzdejesus.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
silverlake/echo park
EMAIL:  
info@laluzdejesus.com
PHONE:  
323.666.7667
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Wed 11-7, Thu-Sat 11-9, Sun 12-6

DESCRIPTION

Frieda Gossett has always been an artist to some degree. After a childhood of drawing and doodling, followed by an adolescence in junior high and high school art classes, unwittingly following Mark Ryden's youthful creative arc ("He went to my schools a year before me. Dammit, where are those year books?!"), Frieda operated as a self taught artist until the charade grew tiresome. In 2001 she began attending Art Center College of Design and became a "professional". 

Today she works primarily with leather, building objects not normally associated with the medium. Birds, kites and insects are among the subjects she represents. Their lighter than air, delicate natures run counter to rugged, hand-tooled leather better suited for boots and saddles. Frieda also does small watercolor portraits of authors and interesting strangers. 



"For BIRDS I have continued to build my leather aviary but with a twist: Famous Aircraft. My father was in the Air Force and I came within inches of joining myself. I avoided that horror show but have held on to my dad's passion for airplanes. (All while really hating to fly. Go figure.) I decided to combine birds and planes to mix up natural flight and man-made flying machines." –Frieda Gossett