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"THE BEST BOOTHS AT NADA MIAMI, FROM POWERFUL PORTRAITS TO SPIRIT CARRIERS"
"THE BEST BOOTHS AT NADA MIAMI, FROM POWERFUL PORTRAITS TO SPIRIT CARRIERS"
LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES' NADA BOOTH FEATURING EVITA TEZENO IN ARTNET NEWS

"'There have been a lot of strong Black women in my life,' Tezeno said of the people she paints. The figures are all depicted with large eyes because, for the artist, 'the eyes are the mirror of soul.'"

"JEFF LAWSON PICKS HIS FAVORITE PIECES AT UNTITLED ART'S 10TH EDITION"
"JEFF LAWSON PICKS HIS FAVORITE PIECES AT UNTITLED ART'S 10TH EDITION"
EVITA TEZENO FEATURED IN SURFACE

"Evita Tezeno brings out the joy in painting, through soft hues and bold figures evoking smiles and memories of time gone by."

"ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIRS IN MIAMI"
"ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIRS IN MIAMI"
EVITA TEZENO FEATURED IN THE FINANCIAL TIMES

"Untitled Art Miami Beach (November 29-December 4, 12th Street and Ocean Drive) is celebrating its 10th edition by inviting four curators to stage presentations at the show. Natasha Becker of the de Young Museum in San Francisco is uniting 11 galleries around the theme of black voices, while art historians Estrellita Brodsky and José Falconi have focused theirs on less traditional, more outlying ways of understanding the universe."

"3 CURATORIAL PROJECTS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS AT THIS YEAR'S UNTITLED ART FAIR IN MIAMI BEACH"
"3 CURATORIAL PROJECTS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS AT THIS YEAR'S UNTITLED ART FAIR IN MIAMI BEACH"
LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES FEATURED IN ARTNET NEWS

"This year’s Untitled Art Fair will be in keeping with the festive mood, too. The 10th edition of the event will also be the biggest it’s ever been, with over 145 international galleries exhibiting and a new section, Nest, which will aim to support emerging galleries, collectives, and non-profits. But there’s more. This year, Untitled has also tapped four powerhouse guest curators to create special themed shows within the fair: Natasha Becker, Miguel A. López, Estrellita Brodsky, and José Falconi."

"SIX MUST-SEE PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS OF ART BASEL 2021"
"SIX MUST-SEE PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS OF ART BASEL 2021"
ANTONIA WRIGHT FEATURED IN TIMEOUT MIAMI

"In conjunction with the opening of Untitled Art Fair 2021, Miami’s non-profit art exhibition space Locust Projects kicks off Art Week with a public screening of local artist Antonia Wright’s And so with ends come beginnings, a contemplative video on sea-level rise that will play on a large screen floating off the shores of South Beach. Shot when the artist was nine months pregnant, the video is a metaphor for the dualities of ecstasy and anxiety of living in a paradise for ground-zero sea-level rise. Lummus Park, 1130 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach. Nov 29, 4–6pm."

JUNE EDMONDS SOLO EXHIBITION AT CAL POLY UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
JUNE EDMONDS SOLO EXHIBITION AT CAL POLY UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
November 17 - December 10, 2021

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that June Edmonds will be having a solo exhibition at Cal Poly University San Luis Obispo. The exhibition will take place from November 17 through December 10, 2021.

"SUSAN SILTON AT LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES"
"SUSAN SILTON AT LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES"
SUSAN SILTON FEATURED IN ARTFORUM

"Johnson and Silton read the story aloud together—Johnson first and then Silton—on the last weekend of the exhibition, performing the particularity of differences manifest in its content, here embodied in the pair’s vocalization and also in their delivery. As punctual as this occasion was, 'We' spilled out from itself."

"REVIEW: A JUNE EDMONDS SURVEY ILLUMINATES THE ARTIST'S SURPRISING TRAJECTORY"
"REVIEW: A JUNE EDMONDS SURVEY ILLUMINATES THE ARTIST'S SURPRISING TRAJECTORY"
JUNE EDMONDS FEATURED IN THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

"The welcome Laband survey, organized by gallery director Karen Rapp, begins with student work from the 1980s, when Edmonds, now 62, was enrolled as an undergrad at San Diego State University. Twenty paintings are joined with 18 works on paper, plus a few self-portrait pencil studies and assorted ephemera. Billed as a retrospective, it’s more like a thumbnail sketch for one, given the modest size. But the often-bracing selection does give a good sense of the artist’s development over four decades."

"JUNE EDMONDS FREEDOM IN ABSTRACTION"
"JUNE EDMONDS FREEDOM IN ABSTRACTION"
JUNE EDMONDS FEATURED IN ARTILLERY

“Black people… ” Edmonds concluded, “No matter what is said to us, no matter what attitudes are brought to us, we have this amazing sense of ownership of where we are.”

"JUNE EDMONDS' 40-YEAR SURVEY AT LABAND ART GALLERY, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY AND SOLO EXHIBITION AT LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES"
"JUNE EDMONDS' 40-YEAR SURVEY AT LABAND ART GALLERY, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY AND SOLO EXHIBITION AT LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES"
JUNE EDMONDS FEATURED IN WHITEHOT MAGAZINE

"By making figurative paintings in the 1980s when figuration was out of fashion, and pursuing abstraction just when Black figuration is taking the art world by storm, Edmonds continues to defy dominant trends in order to pursue her personal process of discovery based on close observation. Her vibrant paintings weave different stories together in inclusive abstract forms to emphasize process, presence and positivity."

"ARTIST KARLA DIAZ TURNS INSOMNIA INTO DREAM-LIKE PAINTINGS AT LUIS DE JESUS"
"ARTIST KARLA DIAZ TURNS INSOMNIA INTO DREAM-LIKE PAINTINGS AT LUIS DE JESUS"
KARLA DIAZ FEATURED IN THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

"The artist says she has always been a vivid dreamer and has long made notes about some of the more peculiar ones. “Sometimes I’d wake up and text words to myself so I could convey the feeling or the visuals,” she says. “Like, ‘felt scared.’ Or ‘dancing folclórico.’ Or ‘I picked up a metralleta [submachine gun] and started shooting people.’"

"SPACE: A LETTER FROM DEPARTURES EXPLORING THIS MONTH'S THEME"
"SPACE: A LETTER FROM DEPARTURES EXPLORING THIS MONTH'S THEME"
LIA HALLORAN FEATURED IN DEPARTURES

"In 'Your Body is a Space That Sees,' artist Lia Halloran created a series of large-scale cyanotype works — a photographic printing process producing a cyan-blue print. Well into the twentieth century, engineers were using the process as a simple way to copy drawings, thus originating the term 'blueprints.'"

JUNE EDMONDS SOLO EXHIBITION AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY LABAND GALLERY
JUNE EDMONDS SOLO EXHIBITION AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY LABAND GALLERY
FULL SPECTRUM: A 40 YEAR SURVEY EXHIBITION

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is delighted to announce June Edmonds: Full Spectrum, a 40-year survey exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist June Edmonds, presented by Loyola Marymount University’s Laband Art Gallery from September 25 through December 11, 2021. The exhibition has been organized by Laband Art Gallery director and curator Karen Rapp.

"LOS ANGELES: 5 NEW GALLERY EXHIBITIONS ARE DEDICATED TO ARTISTS LORNA SIMPSON, BETYE SAAR, AMOAKO BOAFO, JUNE EDMONDS AND RASHID JOHNSON"
"LOS ANGELES: 5 NEW GALLERY EXHIBITIONS ARE DEDICATED TO ARTISTS LORNA SIMPSON, BETYE SAAR, AMOAKO BOAFO, JUNE EDMONDS AND RASHID JOHNSON"
JUNE EDMONDS FEATURED IN CULTURE TYPE

"The vibrant, curvilinear abstractions of June Edmonds have a backstory. Calling to mind travel routes and topographical mapping, her latest works explore race, history, and the Great Migration, paying tribute to Black female pioneers and early Southern California landowners."

"L.A.’s LATINX-OWNED GALLERIES AND ART SPACES"
"L.A.’s LATINX-OWNED GALLERIES AND ART SPACES"
LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES FEATURED IN CURATE LA

Owned by Luis De Jesus and Jay Wingate, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is a contemporary art gallery representing emerging and mid-career artists who are engaged in regional and global art discourse with a particular focus on intersectional diversity.

JOSH REAMES INCLUDED IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF MUSEUMS
JOSH REAMES INCLUDED IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF MUSEUMS
IN CRYSTALLIZED TIME

Curated by Anthony White, In Crystallized Time is a group exhibition that will showcase works that are sensible to the speed accruing in societal structures as they develop technologically. Historically, artists have responded to and reflected upon the past, predicted the future, or tried to translate the fleetingness of the present; isolating and recreating experiences. The contemporary practice of painting and sculpture, parallel to the rise of digital processes and the internet, is adapting to consider our perception of time and reality within high-speed environments.

"TOP 3 THIS WEEK: CARLA JAY HARRIS AT LUIS DE JESUS"
"TOP 3 THIS WEEK: CARLA JAY HARRIS AT LUIS DE JESUS"
CARLA JAY HARRIS FEATURED IN KCRW ART INSIDER

"In each of Carla Jay Harris’ photographic collages at Luis De Jesus in the Arts District, the artist drops us into an allegorical narrative that is frozen in time. In each, figures commune with each other in ethereal landscapes which layer washy color over mountain peaks and rock formations to imbue them a  celestial atmosphere. Though based on photographs, Harris collages texture and pattern over her figures and landscapes, adding painterly gravitas to her scenes."

"5 NEW ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS TO SEE NOW FEATURE DEBORAH ROBERTS, CARLA JAY HARRIS, JARRELL GIBBS, LAKELA BROWN, AND BRITTNEY LEEANNE WILLIAMS"
"5 NEW ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS TO SEE NOW FEATURE DEBORAH ROBERTS, CARLA JAY HARRIS, JARRELL GIBBS, LAKELA BROWN, AND BRITTNEY LEEANNE WILLIAMS"
CARLA JAY HARRIS FEATURED IN CULTURE TYPE

"After joining Luis De Jesus in July 2020, Los Angeles artist Carla Jay Harris is presenting her first exhibition with the gallery. She is showing large-scale works on paper, unique hand-embellished archival pigment prints. Made in response to the pandemic and last summer’s racial reckoning, the works document 'intellectual, emotional, and psychological environments.'”

"22 ARTISTS TO DISCOVER AT NEW YORK'S SEPTEMBER FAIRS"
"22 ARTISTS TO DISCOVER AT NEW YORK'S SEPTEMBER FAIRS"
CARLA JAY HARRIS FEATURED IN ARTSY

"Carla Jay Harris has long used mythology in her work as a tool to make sense of reality. Her series 'Celestial Bodies' (2018–20) reflects her personal experiences as an American kid growing up outside the United States, picturing Black and Brown protagonists navigating mystical landscapes."

THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM ACQUIRES WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY
THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM ACQUIRES WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce the accession of six photographs by Ken Gonzales-Day into the collection of The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. This significant group of works includes three photographs from the Searching for California Hang Trees series and three photographs from the Memento Mori series. 

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART ACQUIRES WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART ACQUIRES WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Ken Gonzales-Day's Next morning when Jimmy woke, the cowboys were gone, Livermore, CA, 2003, by the Middlebury College Museum of Art in Middlebury, Vermont. The photograph will be included in Art & Protest: Artists as Agents of Social Change, on view from September 14 through December 12, 2021. 

PETER WILLIAMS TRIBUTE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
PETER WILLIAMS TRIBUTE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
PETER WILLIAMS, 69 DIES; HIS ART EVOKED BLACK LIVES, INCLUDING HIS

“Peter Williams was a fearless artist,”  Julie L. McGee said by email. “His combination of acerbic wit, social commentary and beauty allowed his work to speak to and transcend the momentary.”

"WHY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ARE EMBRACING SPIRITUALITY IN THEIR WORK"
"WHY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ARE EMBRACING SPIRITUALITY IN THEIR WORK"
CARLA JAY HARRIS FEATURED IN ARTSY EDITORIAL ON ARTISTS AND SPIRITUALITY

“When I hear spirituality, I think about a connection to something larger than self, however you define that. God, a sense of the universe, a sense of nature.”  

"HUGO CROSTHWAITE: A LIFE IN (STOP) MOTION"
"HUGO CROSTHWAITE: A LIFE IN (STOP) MOTION"
THE 2021 SAN DIEGO ART PRIZE RECIPIENT TELLS STORIES OF BORDER LIFE USING STOP-MOTION ANIMATION AND BLACK AND WHITE DRAWINGS

"I started questioning where I come from, something that I had never questioned before, and I started to see myself, well, yes, I'm a Mexican artist, but I'm also a Tijuana artist. So then I started playing with this notion of identity and my identity as a border artist, and then also playing with this folklore about Mexico, about what they think Mexican identity is." 

"NEW INSTALLATION FOR MURALS OF LA JOLLA HONORS LOCAL BLACK PIONEERS"
"NEW INSTALLATION FOR MURALS OF LA JOLLA HONORS LOCAL BLACK PIONEERS"
JUNE EDMONDS SHARES THE INSPIRATION BEHIND HER NEW PUBLIC MURAL IN THE LA JOLLA LIGHT

“Public art brings it to the people, which for now is especially important in La Jolla because the Museum of Contemporary Art is closed [for renovation]. Through programs like Murals of La Jolla, there are these beautiful works of art done by world-class artists, and I’m honored to be among them.”

"WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT VANCOUVER ANYWAY?"
"WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT VANCOUVER ANYWAY?"
Jim Adams featured in The Tyee review of 'Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo', at the VAG.

"Adams often features himself in his work, portraying himself as Zeus with a freaky looking grizzly bear. The work is a wonderful reminder that figurative painting is not only relevant, it’s ferocious. His images stare straight out from the canvas, locking you into their gaze. But before the relationship becomes a virtual stare-down, humour, compassion and joyous surrealism disrupt the intensity. Liberation ensues."

"8 LGBTQIA+ ARTISTS ON SELF-PORTRAITURE AND EXPRESSION OF PRIDE"
"8 LGBTQIA+ ARTISTS ON SELF-PORTRAITURE AND EXPRESSION OF PRIDE"
ZACKARY DRUCKER FEATURED IN ARTSY COLLECTION SHOWCASING QUEER ARTISTS & SELF-PORTRAITURE

"For Pride Month this year, we spoke with artists of the LGBTQIA+ community about their own self-portraiture and the act of expressing oneself through art. From blown glass to photography to painting, these artworks show us how artists can represent themselves across a wide array of media and genres, including both abstraction, realism, or alter egos."

FEDERICO SOLMI'S "THE GREAT FARCE" ON VIEW AT OCEAN FLOWER MUSEUM, DANZHOU CITY, HAINAN PROVINCE CHINA
FEDERICO SOLMI'S "THE GREAT FARCE" ON VIEW AT OCEAN FLOWER MUSEUM, DANZHOU CITY, HAINAN PROVINCE CHINA
Solmi is part of "The Tides of The Century", group show.

Solmi will be presenting an immersive, large-scale video installation in a 16,000 square room with over 40 projectors. 

FEDERICO SOLMI INTERVIEWED BY DAN CAMERON FOR THE BROOKLYN RAIL
FEDERICO SOLMI INTERVIEWED BY DAN CAMERON FOR THE BROOKLYN RAIL
INTERVIEW COVERS THE SPAN OF HIS CAREER, INCLUDING HIS CURRENT SHOW AT LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES

"I have to be knowledgeable about what came before me, but also use all the tools that are available today. So, I figured out how to domesticate technology. Instead of it feeling cold and distant, I blended it with organic painting texture, and drawings, and with motion capture I created something that, in my opinion, is very human. You feel like you want to touch it, and that’s a feeling that normally doesn’t happen with digital media."

PETER WILLIAMS PROFILED FOR HIS 2021 GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP IN UDAILY
PETER WILLIAMS PROFILED FOR HIS 2021 GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP IN UDAILY
IDENTITY, EXPERIENCE ON CANVAS: GUGGENHEIM AWARD RECOGNIZES PETER WILLIAMS' ACCLAIMED ARTISTIC CAREER

"In recent years, and particularly since the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement, many of his paintings have focused on issues of systemic racism, including violence against African Americans, slavery and mass incarceration. He has said that he always “believed in the idea of bearing witness to the times in which you live.”

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