La Luz De Jesus Gallery

La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Boulevard
323-666-7667

History

La Luz de Jesus Gallery came to be in 1986 in Los Angeles, California as the brainchild of entrepreneur and art collector Billy Shire. Shire is considered hugely responsible for fostering a new school of art in Los Angeles prompting JUXTAPOZ Magazine to dub him "the Peggy Guggenheim of Lowbrow."

La Luz de Jesus showcases mostly paintings, from figurative to the very abstract, as well as unusual sculpture. The exhibitions are considered post-pop; the art content ranges from folk to outsider to religious to sexually deviant. The gallery's main objective is to bring underground artists and counter culture to the masses.

Some of the past shows have been quite groundbreaking, introducing unknown artists who go on to become great names in the modern art world. La Luz de Jesus helped start out artists such as Manual Ocampo and Joe Coleman, and hosted Robert Williams' art exhibits before he became a household name.

The gallery shows a different exhibit every month, with an opening reception that Details Magazine calls "the biggest and best party in Los Angeles."


Upcoming Events at La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Lilliputian Hallucinations - A Miniature Painting Exhibition

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 7:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Lilliputian Hallucinations - A Miniature Painting Exhibition

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 9:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Lilliputian Hallucinations - A Miniature Painting Exhibition

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 9:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Lilliputian Hallucinations - A Miniature Painting Exhibition

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 from 11:00am to 9:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Lilliputian Hallucinations - A Miniature Painting Exhibition

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Lilliputian Hallucinations - A Miniature Painting Exhibition

Monday, Sep 23, 2019 from 11:00am to 7:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Lilliputian Hallucinations - A Miniature Painting Exhibition

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 from 11:00am to 7:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Lilliputian Hallucinations - A Miniature Painting Exhibition

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 7:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Lilliputian Hallucinations - A Miniature Painting Exhibition

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 9:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Lilliputian Hallucinations - A Miniature Painting Exhibition

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 9:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Lilliputian Hallucinations - A Miniature Painting Exhibition

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 9:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Lilliputian Hallucinations - A Miniature Painting Exhibition

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Recent News

Canned Heat: Summer Group Exhibition at La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Roger Betka, Emily Casares, Chris Donnelly, Tasha Kusama, Maya Peterpaul, Jay Torres, Andrea Shear, and Brian Williams La Luz De Jesus Gallery is pleased to present Canned Heat, a group exhibition irrationally named after Sloppy Henry’s 1920s…

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Exhibition - Eggs To See: Lorien Stern and Katie Kimmel at La Luz De Jesus Gallery

La Luz De Jesus Gallery is pleased to present Eggs To See, a two-person exhibition featuring works by Lorien Stern and Katie Kimmel. Stern and Kimmel’s friendship began first with the egg and not the chicken. After a late night of star-gazing…

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Exhibition - Ana Bagayan - Exit Reality At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

La Luz De Jesus is pleased to present Exit Reality, Ana Bagayan’s second solo exhibition at the Gallery. In her new body of work, Ana Bagayan exits reality and steps over the threshold into the supernatural realm of consciousness. In an an…

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Exhibition - Dave Lebow - Pulp Power Passion At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

La Luz De Jesus Gallery is pleased to present Pulp Power Passion, a solo exhibition of paintings by Dave Lebow on view from January 4 – 27, 2019. Dave Lebow paints nostalgic, pulpy noir narratives using traditional painting techniques. Like an…

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Exhibition - Dos Diablos - El Hambre At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

La Luz De Jesus Gallery is pleased to present El Hambre, a two person exhibition of works featuring artists Karikatura and Dos Diablos on view from December 7 – 30, 2018. 'The root of hunger is not found in gods or stars, but in the actions…

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Exhibition - Karikatura - El Hambre At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

La Luz De Jesus Gallery is pleased to present El Hambre, a two person exhibition of works featuring artists Karikatura and Dos Diablos on view from December 7 – 30, 2018. 'The root of hunger is not found in gods or stars, but in the actions…

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Exhibition - 32nd Annual Drawing Show At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Some of the artists in this show weren’t even born yet when Billy Shire decided to clear out the storage apartment at the corner of Melrose and Martel, upstairs from his flagship Soap Plant shop with marked purpose. His vision: to showcase the…

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Exhibition - Maryrose Crook - Sequin Suns In The Garden Of Darkness At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

La Luz de Jesus Gallery is pleased to present Sequin Suns in the Garden of Darkness, Maryrose Crook’s second solo painting exhibition on view from November 2 – November 25, 2018 with an opening reception on Friday November 2, from 8-11p.…

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Exhibition - Hudson Marquez - Silk Sirens At La Luz Jesus Gallery

Hudson Marquez was a founding partner of the Ant Farm Collective, creator of the groundbreaking Cadillac Ranch art installation and a co founder of the TVTV video collective. He has been voted into the Broadcast Hall of Fame and has exhibited at the…

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Exhibition - Daniel Martin Diaz- Enigma At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

The Enigma of Fate Teresa Rodriguez Known for his thought provoking artwork that transports onlookers to secret places and entices them to question their own reality, Daniel Martin Díaz longed to create a series of images that encourage…

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Exhibition - Brad 'Tiki Shark' Parker- Mean Green Jelly Bean At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Date: August 3 - September 2, 2018 Gallery Hours:11:00am - 7:00pm: Monday To Wednesday11:00am - 9:00pm: Thursday To Saturday12:00pm - 6:00pm: Sunday Location:La Luz de Jesus Gallery,4633 Hollywood Boulevard,Los Angeles,CA 90027. Click Here For…

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Exhibition - Jason Mecier - Pop Trash At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Artist Jason Mecier creates insanely detailed portraits of celebrities using trash, candy, and other items, crafting sculptural celebrations as beautiful as they are outrageous. Here is Amy Sedaris assembled from her own trash, David Bowie made out…

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Exhibition - Kaila Gee, Mathew Hurtado, Paige Jiyoung Moon And Win Wallace At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Kaila Gee 'b 1989, Sacramento, CA':Kaila received her BFA  from The Art Institute of Boston in 2011. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Kaila explains her artwork. 'In my work I seek to capture a sense of the past of a time…

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Exhibition - E.E. Kono, Michael Pajon, Sea Monster And Charles Snowden At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

E.E.Kono 'b. 1973 Wisconsin':She studied art history at the University of Iowa and the University of Hull in England. E.E. currently lives and works in Southern, CA. Kono creates paintings that explore the cyclical nature of history and…

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La Luz de Jesus Gallery is Pleased to Announce 'Matthew Gardocki' as their New Gallery Director

Matthew Gardocki has over 20 years of experience as both an artist and gallery professional in the Contemporary Art market. Mr. Gardocki has extensive knowledge in the areas of artist management, curation and collector relations with a focus on…

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Exhibition: Penelope Houston And Miso And Karen Hsiao At La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, April 7th, 8 - 11 PMArtist Talk with Penelope Houston : Friday, April 14th, 7 - 9PM La Luz De Jesus Gallery proudly presents the first Los Angeles exhibition of paintings by  Avengers frontwoman, Penelope Houston with a…

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Steve Rude - Nexus at La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Steve Rude's career began in 1981 with his and co-creator Mike Baron's groundbreaking Nexus comic series. This space saga catapulted Rude into the field of comics, where he became a hot commodity with all the major publishers. During his first few…

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CARtoons - The Art of America's Car Culture at La Luz De Jesus Gallery

CARtoons magazine, the most popular and longest-running publication dedicated to automotive cartooning, proclaimed itself "the only humor magazine in the world for the lovers and owners of cars." Produced in Los Angeles between 1959 and 1991, the…

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Exhibition: Caitlin Mccormack, Katherine Brannock, Gea, and Genie Melisande at La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Caitlin McCormack Lostwithall Lostwithall is a place inhabited by the remains of familiar, yet foreign, beasts; a tenebrous forest permeated by notions of faded nostalgia and unaccountable loss, where memory’s authenticity is overtaken by the…

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Jonathan Shaw Vintage Tattoo Flash Signing Party and Classic Tattoo Flash Art Exhibition

Jonathan Shaw Vintage Tattoo Flash signing party & classic tattoo flash art exhibition La Luz de Jesus Gallery & PowerHouse Books are pleased to announce the May 2016 release of Vintage Tattoo Flash:  100 Years of Traditional Tattoos from…

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Exhibition: Dave Lebow and Mikal Winn at La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Dave Lebow  – Prime Time Dave Lebow is a representational painter and illustrator that was born and raised in Oklahoma. He has a BFA in Painting from Boston University and an MFA in Experimental Animation from Cal Arts. He studied privately with…

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Exhibition - Mark Gleason and Robert Craig at La Luz de Jesus

Gleason has a Master of Science in Art Education, University of Bridgeport 1989 and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, Syracuse University 1984. He sites Francis Bacon, Bo Bartlett, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Peter Beard, Samuel Beckett, Joseph…

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La Luz De Jesus Gallery's Late Nights with Bob Dylan

By Tony Marsico. Performance by Cisco & DeweyBook Reading, Signing and PerformanceWritten in a plain-spoken style that mirrors his own down to earth personality,Tony Marsico's book Late Nights with Bob Dylan takes you on a journey from the mean…

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Exhibition - Click Mort, Edward Robin Coronel

Click Mort, Edward Robin Coronel, Christopher Bales, And Aaron Rivera The Jitters. Hallucinations and nightmares, occasionally punctuated by some pleasant dream. Sleep tight, my darlings. Click Mort’s work centers on indiscreet modifications to…

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Exhibition - Into Oblivion

The 3rd Annual Coaster Show And Harold Fox “Into Oblivion” Harold Fox “Into Oblivion” 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…

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Exhibition - Doug Fogelson And Don Fritz

Doug Fogelson And Don Fritz With So Youn Lee, Justine Lin, Mayuko Nakamura, And Naoshi Doug Fogelson Broken Cabinet This series looks at reanimating objects via multiple exposures of colored light, blended to make new color mixes. The flora and…

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Exhibition - Jessica Dalva And Annie Murphy-Robinson

Annie Murphy-Robinson-Roles and Poses At first glance, Annie Murphy-Robinson’s drawings look like photographs of impossibly beautiful girls in a range of settings–from the miraculous to the mundane. No works of emulsion on photo paper, these are…

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Exhibition - Scott Hove And Dr Paul Koudounaris

Scott Hove is a primarily self-taught, San Francisco born artist living in Los Angeles. His ‘Cakeland’ sculptures integrate dualistic themes in a highly theatrical manner, using traditional cake decorating techniques in sculptures and…

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Hudson Marquez and Charles Binger at La Luz deJesus Gallery

Hudson Marquez "Rhythm and Shoes"Hudson Marquez is a painter, storyteller, writer, and video artist, whose work includes many paintings, installations with the art collective Ant Farm, the Cadillac Ranch and TVTV video productions. In his own words,…

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Temple of Art Exhibition and Book Launch at La Luzde Jesus Gallery

Since early 2012, Allan Amato has been photographing fine artists and inviting them to interpret those portraits through their particular medium.  The Temple of Art is a collection of those collaborative art works and musings that provides an…

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Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever Group Exhibition and Book Launch

Tom Neely is a painter and cartoonist whose art has been featured in galleries in California and New York, in dozens of magazines and literary journals, and on album covers. His debut graphic novel, The Blot, earned him an Ignatz Award and made it…

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The Coaster Show, Annual L.A. Beer Week Tie-In Show & Harold Fox 'On the Fringe of the Mundane'

The Coaster Show 2014View a photo album of the Coaster Show 2013 installation and opening hereWe'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,…

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La Luz De Jesus Gallery News - July 14, 2014

José Rodolfo Loaiza OntiverosProfanity PopAugust 1 - 31, 2014 Artist reception: Friday, August 1st; 8-11 PMJosé Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros is back-with Profanity Pop, a celebration of creative freedom in our time.Mythology, Religion and the…

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La Luz De Jesus Gallery News - June 2, 2014

Chris B. Murray, Joel Nakamura, Jasmine Worth, William ZdanJune 6 - 29, 2014Artist Reception: Friday, June 6th; 8-11 PMLa Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027.(323) 666-7667 www.laluzdejesus.comPreview the entire show…

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The 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show

La Luz De Jesus Gallery proudly presents our 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show. This is not your granddady's taxidermy: road kill is a central part of the "recycled" philosophy of this unusual and enlightening exhibition, as are discarded livestock,…

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Exhibition: Charlie Immer 'Loose Juice' and Haitian Vodu

Charlie Immer Loose Juice Date: April 4 - 27, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, April 4th, 8-11 PM Inspired heavily by horror films, cartoons, nature, candy, and video games, Charlie Immer's striking, surreal work is both humorous and…

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Exhibition - Dave Lebow and Germs

Dave Lebow and GERMS Dave Lebow “Weird Tales” Dave Lebow is old school. He’s got a wickedly contemporary retro stryle that recalls the pulp magazines of long ago. It’s not difficult to picture Dave’s paintings accompanying the words of…

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Show - Littletopia

We stopped doing the fairs about six years ago. It was much less about the work and a lot more about the hype back then. The best part of returning to the circuit after such a long absence is impacting the expectations of people who lost track of…

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Exhibition - Laluzapalooza 2014

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. Close to 20,000 submissions from commercial…

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Exhibition - Ling Ly, D.W. Marino, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Joanne Seohyun Nam

Ling Ly, D.W. Marino, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Joanne Seohyun NamLing Ly“Moments”Ling Ly is a Los Angeles based artist, and recent Art Center graduate. Ling mostly focuses on oil painting and graphite drawing, with a focus on portraits and nature.…

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La Luz de Jesus Gallery News - October 17, 2013

Paul Koudounaris Heavenly Bodies: Spectacular Saints from the CatacombsPhoto Exhibition Nov. 1 - Dec. 1, 2013Reception for the artist and book signing, Friday, November 1, 2013, 8-11 PMA free print will be given away with each book purchased.Live…

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Exhibition: Danni Shinya Luo

Vanitas 13 Danni Shinya Luo's female forms breathe with a sensuality and intuition that will shatter your preconceptions about her chosen medium: watercolor. Shinya's fluid and organic figures are quite lovely, full of feminine mystery and…

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Exhibition: Van Saro - What a Wonderful World

From the first time Van Saro held crayons in his hand he loved to draw, but the path from crayons to Krylon cans and from ghetto to gallery has been no easy ride. Looking at his work now - whether an enormous mural or commissioned portrait, it's…

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La Luz De Jesus Gallery News - June 26, 2013

Derek Harrison L.A. WomanClick Mort Mutatis MutandisMel Weiner Esther Milkfat and Other CharactersJasmine Worth Cultus SanguineJuly 5 - 28, 2013Opening Reception: Friday, July 5th, 8-11 pmDerek Harrison L.A. Woman  "The lines, shapes, colors…

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Laluzapalooza / Kitschen Sync Juried Group Show Expands its Mediums and Geography

After publicly extending their annual Laluzapalooza juried group show submission deadline an extra month, La Luz de Jesus Gallery's Billy Shire and Matt Kennedy sorted through over 15,000 images to select over 220 paintings, drawings, sculptures,…

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La Luz de Jesus Gallery News - December 26, 2012

Shaun Berke "Sisters of the Inquisition"Show previewShaun Berke is a hominid with powers of image making and problem solving; a fine young artist, painter, printmaker, and inventioner; enthusiast of science, history, mythology, and snacks;…

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Exhibition - Negativland

Our Favorite Things Chick Strand and Neon Park RetrospectiveSince 1980 the creative collective known as Negativland have been collaboratively creating collage works in fine art, music, CDs, video, radio, and live performance using appropriated…

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Previews Up - José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros Disasterland and Laluzapalooza 2012 Jury Winners

José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros "Disasterland" Preview hereDisasterland is Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros' tribute to pop culture, fashion, animation, horror films and the undeniable attraction of celebrity. The stage is set for fantasy to…

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