Hudson Marquez with Daniel Martin Diaz and Norbert Kox
February 3 – 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3rd 8PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Los Angeles based La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents three solo shows by fine artists Hudson Marquez, Daniel Martin Diaz and Norbert Kox, opening on the First Friday in February and on display through February 26. A full preview of all three artist’s work for the shows can be viewed at this link: http://laluzdejesus.com/marquez-kox-diaz/
Hudson Marquez – Welcome to Stiletto
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. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and out as soon as possible. His travels finally led him to San Francisco where he helped found the Ant Farm, an arts collective that was very active in the late ’60s/early ’70s. In 1972 he started the video group TVTV. This group of small format video pioneers had a great run, producing a number of award-winning documentaries for PBS.
Stiletto: Highest Heel. Pump. Mule. Slingback. Strappy. New paintings inspired by the bars of New Orleans’ French Quarter and the Stiletto wearing women they attracted. The Sho-Bar- The D6jd Vu. The 500 Club. Jewel’s. Wanda’s 7 Seas. Stiletto: A village near Palermo that is celebrated for the origin of the assassin’s knife-a thin steel blade. Now synonymous for the Stiletto Heel. I have painted Stilettoes consistently over three decades. Here are the latest..and best. – Hudson Marquez, Los Angeles, 2017
Daniel Martin Diaz – Paradise Lost
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Daniel Martin Diaz is a fine artist with an insatiable curiosity to explore the mysteries of life and science. His work has been exhibited worldwide and has been published in LA times, NY Times, Juxtapoz, High Fructose, and Low Rider Magazine, and four personal art books. Diaz has designed artwork for large public art projects in the US and has won many awards such as a gold and platinum record designed for Atlantic Records.
Paradise Lost is Daniel Martin Diaz’s visual interpretation inspired by John Milton’s epic poem of the same name. This new series is comprised of ten drawings that allegorically illustrate the “Fall of Man” and “War in Heaven” in contemporary times. Diaz derives his “Old World” style and mystical imagery from a variety of sources, including Byzantine iconography, retablos, ex votos, the Illuminati, ephemera, alchemy, scientific diagrams, and 16th century anatomical engravings. This exhibition comes to La Luz de Jesus Gallery immediately after debuting at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
Norbert Kox – False Salvador
Norbert Kox, born 1945, has created artwork since childhood and is now receiving international acclaim for his paintings, sculptures, and photography. He has painted in oils since 1963 and acrylic with oil since 1975. He has developed his own techniques of translucent acrylic glazing to produce the same intensely glowing effects and illusionary dimensional space that he achieves with oils. Kox’s unique style and trademark glazing techniques are being imitated by other artists, but his paintings remain unmistakable to those in the know.
Contemporary religious painter Norbert Kox is one of America’s most important Visionary artists. His self-described ‘apocalyptic visual parables’ utilize powerful symbolic metaphors aiming to shake modern man from his spiritual malaise and clear away centuries worth of mistranslations of the Bible. – Richard Metzger, Disinformation
La Luz de Jesus Gallery is a commercial art gallery located in Los Angeles, California. It is closely associated with the Lowbrow Art Movement, Kustom Kulture, and pop surrealism and was established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California by entrepreneur and art collector Billy Shire. The gallery is located in-between East Hollywood, Los Feliz Village and Silverlake, in Shire’s Soap Plant and Wacko stores.