E.E. Kono-California Mythos
July 11-August 6, 2020


Opening Reception

Saturday, July 11, 2020 8-11p

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La Luz de Jesus Gallery is pleased to present California Mythos, an exhibition by E.E. Kono on view from July 11-August 2nd, 2020.

Like the translucent veils of color used to create E. E. Kono’s jewel-toned egg tempera paintings, layers of
mythology both form and reveal the world. Every place, thing, and individual is the sum of narratives. Kono’s
current body of work is inspired by 16th c. Portraiture, local maritime history, and the diverse traditions that
have influenced Southern California. Her whimsical paintings of iconic creatures combine symbolism and
stories from East and West, blending modern and mystic, to create imagery that is uniquely SoCal.


Named after a fictional Arabic island in a popular 16th c. Spanish novel, California has always been at the
crossroads of East and West. For over 400 years, from Spanish galleons to corporate freighters, ships have
carried treasures to SoCal’s shore. Alongside silks, spices, and ceramics, ships’ holds have transported
mystic tales from faraway lands. Over time these mythologies converged, and their deities settled in the
deep offshore canyons of Santa Monica Bay, subtly influencing California’s culture, waiting for the day they
would rise and be seen.

 

Contact Gallery Director Matthew Gardocki for purchase info:

info@laluzdejesus.com  (323)666-7667

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Miraposa is included in LAAA's signature survey exhibition, the 2019 Open Show, juried by Ade Omotosho, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

The 2019 Open Show debuts at Gallery 825 on 

Saturday December 14, 2019 from 6- 9pm. 

The show runs through January 10, 2020.

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A fantastical bestiary for modern times, Beast explores the symbolism we give to animals both real and imagined. Ancient bestiaries assigned moral lessons to beasts, ascribing them miraculous powers or using them to symbolize our aspirations, desires, and fears. Even today, we equate strength with lions, rebirth with butterflies, sly trickery with foxes; we depict beasts in art/literature/film and on our bodies as carriers of meaning, as something bigger than ourselves, not only spiritually or intellectually, but also sometimes even physically. Beast includes work from artists Roberto Benavidez, Ariel Bowman, Christopher Brand, Douglas Cason, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Laurie Hogin, E. E. Kono, Jeff Soto, and Donald Roller Wilson.

Artists Reception and Gallery Tour
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 4 p.m.–7 p.m.

For more info:http://www.riversideartmuseum.org

Exhibition: February 2–May 26, 2019 At the Riverside Art Museum

Masquerade and Exhibition Preview: Friday, February 1, 2019, 7 p.m.–11 p.m., 

Artists Reception and Gallery Talk: Sunday, February 10, 2019, 4 p.m.–7 p.m.

 

 

April 25-28, 2019

Art Market San Francisco

Fort Mason Festival Pavilion

2 Marina Blvd
Landmark Building C, Suite 260
San Francisco, CA  94123

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La Luz de Jesus Gallery is thrilled to announce our participation in Art Market SF, this is the Bay Area’s premier art fair. Now going into its ninth edition, Art Market San Francisco will feature seventy-five modern and contemporary art galleries from around the world. Following record-breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 28,000 visitors in 2018, the 2019 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.

Featured Artists include:

Ana Bagayan | Amy Crehore | Andrea Shear | Baldur Helgason | Camille Rose Garcia | Daniel Martin Diaz |

E.E. Kono | Gary Baseman | Guy Colwell |Jon Ching | Leegan Koo | Molly Schulps | Pedro Pedro

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Erin's is included in the
Full Bodied Group Show
Exhibition: March 2 – March 29
Reception: Sat. March 2 6-9pm
For more info:
 
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A selection of Erin's recent work is available through:

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Erin's work will be included in the
32nd Annual Drawing Show
Exhibition: December 7 - December 30, 2018
Reception: Fri. December 7, 8-11 PM
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A selection of Erin's recent work is available through:

Ogdoad Group Exhibition: July 6- 29
Reception: Fri. July 6, 8-11 PM
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Icons of New Khitan

The Khitan were a nomadic people who, from the 4th century on, inhabited a great swath of western Asia along the silk road. Their name is the root for the Russian word for China, Китай as well as the English word for the mythical Cathay. Long before the Khitan ruled the steppes, cultural supremacy cycled between East and West along the trade routes. Now, after five centuries of Western dominance, mass revitalization of the silk road’s landlocked infrastructure reflects a shifting of cultural power to the East. This cyclical shift once led to the ascendancy of patriarchal/monotheistic religions and social constructs whose imbalance have ultimately endangered the planet. The iconic imagery in this body of work explores the idea that our era’s current chaos, while threatening stability, also has the potential to elevate a New Khitai and may provide a redemptive rebalance of power towards nature and the feminine.

LALUZAPALOOZA : March 2-April1, 2018
Reception: Fri. March 2nd, 8-11 PM
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La Luz De Jesus Gallery proudly presents our annual juried group exhibition, LALUZAPALOOZA. This gigantic, no-theme show features works from some of the freshest and most relevant artists working today. Again we sorted through tens of thousands of submissions from commercial illustrators, graphic designers, tattooists, scenics, students, street taggers, animators and working gallery artists.  How many will we show this year? There are  160+ pieces from 65 or so artists, continuing the tradition of the most exclusive selection of tastefully, jam-packed, salon-style exhibited works in Post-Pop. There are some familiar names from our ever-growing roster of feature artists, alongside a promising batch of previously undiscovered, emerging talent.

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