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The 2nd Annual Coaster Show

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Bumper Cars Oil On Masonite In Frame Constructed By The Artist 9 X 12 In. (15 X 17.5 In. With Frame)
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Healing Beer Oil And Gold Leaf On Cardstock © 4" x 4"
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Fucking Murray Acrylic On Cardstock 4" X 4"
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Sistah Eye, 2014 Oil And Tempera On Cardstock 4" X 4" © 2014, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman
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© Courtesy of the Artist and La Luz de Jesus Gallery
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Intertwined, Whole, Union, Connected, 2014 Acrylic On Cardstock 4" Tondo © (c) Amy Guidry 2014
The 2nd Annual Coaster Show
Curated by: Matt Kennedy

4633 Hollywood Blvd.
90027 Los Angeles
CA
US
September 5th, 2014 - September 28th, 2014
Opening: September 5th, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
ARTISTS
C3
Gea
Kaz

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
TAGS:  
pop-surrealism, LOWBROW, painting, figurative, modern, pop, surrealism, traditional, digital, drawing, sculpture, mixed-media, conceptual

DESCRIPTION

Harold Fox “On the Fringe of the Mundane”

Harold Fox has been in retirement for quite a few years now, but you’d never know it from his output. His paintings are vivid reminiscences of a bygone era. If Charles Bukowskiused paintbrushes instead of a typewriter, the outcome might look something like this. But there’s also a bit of Steinbeck and Hemingway and a whole lot of Nightmare Alley. Like a skid row Robert Williams, or a sideshow Frank Cassara, Fox’s work is both cartooned, but realistic, with the types of surrealist flourishes that would make Dali proud. Fox’s is a dark, shadowy world of second rate carnivals, low rent flophouses and dustbowl trailer parks filled with ornery hustlers, scheming grifters, and Machiavellian femmes fatales, as witnessed by a support cast of affable hobos and menacing clowns.

 

The Coaster Show 2014

We’ve all done it. We’ve sat at the bar, drinking a beer and doodled on a coaster.

But most of us aren’t the extremely skilled painters, illustrators, animators, tattooists, sculptors or collage artists that are featured in this exhibition that takes a love of craft brewing and elevates it to high art.

The folks behind L.A. Beer Week produced a custom canvas for some of our favorite gallery folks to do what they do best, and transform a 4″ tondo coaster into museum worthy exhibition pieces.

Last year, we dotted our walls with over 700 tiny masterpieces, and this year we’ve outdone ourselves–with over 1000! The rules were simple: Each coaster must be a solitary work (though it’s fine if several pieces work together contextually), and they must be priced $250 or less. There is no bottom, so some coasters were even free!

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