Friday, December 12, 2008

Jan. 2, 2009: Alan Forbes - Unmanned Vessel / Mark Todd - Fragments at La Luz

Mark Todd – Fragments
Alan Forbes – Unmanned Vessel

January 2- 25, 2009
Artist reception: Friday, January 2, 2009 ~ 8:00 -11:00 pm
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-666-7667 Fax: 323-663-0243

Online press release with images:

Alan Forbes - Unmanned Vessel.

Alan Forbes started his career in Hollywood, employed by Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard, where he was a notorious prankster. Early on, he developed the signature icon of The Black Crowes. Since then, Forbes has become a household name among Rock poster collectors, other Artists, and musicians as his portfolio has grown to include over 400 visually explosive silk-screened rock posters, valued for the supercharged imagery, master craftsmanship, and low-numbered editions. Forbes has worked with bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against the Machine, The Offspring, and the White Stripes. Heavily influenced by horror movies, Mad Magazine and hot rods, Forbes' striking images have been shown in galleries in Boston, Los Angeles, London and France. His current works in "Unmanned Vessel" are created with acrylic on canvas.

Mark Todd – Fragments

In this new exhibition Mark Todd shows an ever deepening interest in deconstructing comic art from his childhood. "The main difference between 'Fragments' and my last showing at La Luz de Jesus is that the works seem to be getting more abstracted and there is more collage elements working into the pieces on paper," states Todd who took his first creative cues from comic books and Star Wars. In this collection of works it is apparent that these two worlds of inventive fantasy still inform his art. Todd references the past, waxes nostalgic about it, and simultaneously lends his own post-modern sensibility to it by employing a limited palette, repetition, distortion and mixed media materials including spray paint, cel-vinyl, glossy varnishes and dusty stains. Todd lives in Southern California with his wife and fellow artist, Esther Pearl Watson and their daughter Lili, an avid artist herself. Todd also co-teaches with Esther at Art Center College of Design.

La Luz de Jesus is located at the Soap Plant/Wacko building, in Los Feliz at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Gallery hours are Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 7pm, Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm. For high resolution jpegs, interview requests and more information contact: Lee Joseph Publicity, 359 E. Magnolia, Suite F., Burbank, CA 91502,, p (818) 848-2698 f (818) 848-2699.

Lee Joseph Publicity for the Visual Arts
818) 848-2698 (p) 818) 848-2699 (f)

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