Billy Shire celebrates 25 years with huge group exhibition & book
Part 1: October 7–30 Opening receptions: October 7 & 8, 8–11 PM
Part 2: November 4–27 Opening receptions: November 4 & 5, 8–11 PM
To celebrate 25 years of groundbreaking art shows, Billy Shire presents his biggest event ever: La Luz de Jesus 25, a major retrospective exhibition and companion book. The show, offering work by more than 260 artists who have exhibited at the gallery over the years, is so extensive that Shire has split it into two parts, each with two opening nights. As you can see from the list below, the participating artists are a veritable Who's Who of art world luminaries. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all these amazing artists together in one show.
The book, La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could, features images of all the art in the show, a personal anecdote about Shire and the gallery written by each artist, essays by La Luz gallery directors and a foreword by Shire. The book is much more than a simple record of this remarkable exhibition. Together, the images and essays present a history of La Luz de Jesus through the eyes of the artists whose careers are intertwined with Shire and his gallery.
Graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BFA, Karen Hsiao is a self taught Fine Art photographer whom uses intense subject matters in an unconventional way.
Primarily a figurative painter in her early years, Hsiao has since explored the figure and its space through various mediums, creating pieces that are both tactile and intuitive. Photography was a natural extension of that process which Hsiao has sought to perfect. Her work has captured the attention of many, having been shown in galleries both nationwide and abroad. She lives in Los Angeles.