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

This event took place on:
Friday, September 5 - Sunday, September 28
Location
La Luz de Jesus Gallery: The Coaster Show

La Luz de Jesus Gallery: The Coaster Show

La Luz de Jesus Gallery: The Coaster Show

La Luz de Jesus Gallery: The Coaster Show

La Luz de Jesus Gallery: Harold Fox “On the Fringe of the Mundane”

Harold Fox “On the Fringe of the Mundane”

La Luz de Jesus Gallery: The Coaster Show


La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents The Coaster Show: Annual L.A. Beer Week Tie-In Show.

Also on exhibition, 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 era. If Charles Bukowski used paintbrushes instead of a typewriter, the outcome might look something like this. But there’s also a bit of Steinbeck and Hemingway and a whole lot of Nightmare Alley.

Like a skid row Robert Williams, or a sideshow Frank Cassara, Fox’s work is both cartooned, but realistic, with the types of surrealist flourishes that would make Dali proud. Fox’s is a dark, shadowy world of second rate carnivals, low rent flophouses and dustbowl trailer parks filled with ornery hustlers, scheming grifters, and Machiavellian femmes fatales, as witnessed by a support cast of affable hobos and menacing clowns.

Event Info
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 5th, 8-11 PM
Exhibiton: 9/5/2014 - 9/28/2014

About the sponsor:
La Luz de Jesus Gallery was established in 1986 as the brainchild of entrepreneur and art collector Billy Shire, considered largely responsible for fostering a new school of California art and prompting JUXTAPOZ Magazine to dub him “the Peggy Guggenheim of Lowbrow.”

Showcasing mainly figurative, narrative paintings and unusual sculpture, the exhibitions are post-pop with content ranging from folk to outsider to religious to sexually deviant. The gallery’s objective is to bring underground art and counter-culture to the masses.

A new exhibit opens on the first Friday of each month, with an opening reception that DETAILS Magazine calls “the biggest and best party in Los Angeles.”


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