La Luz de Jesus Gallery hosted an opening art party for a group exhibition on February 2, 2024. The artists include: Rachel Bensimon, Gabriel Edwards, Waylon Horner, and Teresa Watson, Not to worry, if you missed the art party, as the exhibition runs through February 25, 2024.
A Toronto native now based in New York, Rachel Bensimon weaves the innocence as well as profound intensity of childhood. Trained at The Arts Students League and The New York Academy of Art, her work delves into the psychology of capturing the essence of childhood wonder. Her recent series of portraits depicts girls and young women within imaginary contexts, often adorned with animals, flowers, dolls, bubbles and lollipops in imaginary patterned backgrounds.
Inspired by horror and cult films, Gabriel Edwards creates fun, colorful pieces which reflect the playful experiences these genres have given others. Aesthetically inspired by home made toys and folk art, Edward’s work has a sense of humor and a human touch.
This artist’s artwork is a complex dance between chaos and also harmony. His compositions provoke a sense of curiosity. Therefore prompting viewers to decipher the intricate language embedded within the artwork.
Born and raised in Texas, Teresa Watson attended Pratt Institute. She is an illustrator and painter living with schizoaffective disorder. Her comic “Welcome to the Covid-19 Mental Health Struggle” appeared in New York Times. In addition to exhibiting her paintings at La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles, she also has exhibited at Hey There Projects, La Matadora Gallery, and Mincing Mockingbird in Joshua Tree California.
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
A ground-breaking gallery in Los Angeles, La Luz de Jesus was founded in 1986 by entrepreneur and art collector Billy Shire. It quickly garnered a reputation with collectors, galleries, as well as artists around the world. The gallery gave birth to a genre of California art that would come to be known as Lowbrow.
On view: February 2, 2024 – February 25, 2024
What: February Group Exhibition
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., LA, 90027
When: Running through February 25, 2024
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