La Luz de Jesus Gallery, LA, Dec. 2007

La Luz de Jesus Gallery, LA, Dec. 2007
Jordan Isip @ La Luz De Jesus gallery, LA


December 7 – December 30, 2007
Reception for the artists: Friday, December 7,  8 - 11 pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery,
4633 Hollywood Blvd.,
Los Angeles CA 90027,

"I like to think of myself as an urban folk artist." says Jason
Houchen.  Born in Sedalia, MO home of the Missouri State Fair, Houchen
mixes folk, graffiti, arcane and traditional techniques to create
sculptures, mixed media and detailed woodburning panels.  From this
amalgamation of styles combined with his Midwestern roots spring
images of verve: spirits and spirituality, antiquity and memories. His
work is ever evolving and now inspired by the burgeoning pop
surrealism scene he discovered upon moving to Los Angeles four years
ago. His work is favored by artists and art dealers and can be found
in the private collections of; Liz McGrath, SHAG, Glenn Barr, Miles
Thompson, Greg Escalante, Jan Corey Helford, Billy Shire and Annie
Adjchavanich. Houchen received his BFA from the University of Missouri
and has been included in numerous exhibitions including "Tug Of War"
at Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, DC. This is his second exhibition
at La Luz de Jesus Gallery.

"I find noise, litter and graffiti beautiful. Torn pieces of poster,
loud, fast music, layered hip-hop, rap collages, sketches, loose
concept. It's all there." says Jordan Isip. His work incorporates
ethnic and urban influences including African art, Southeast Asian
art, Oceanic art, Mexican masks and art from the Philippines. Isip
states that "human conflict" best describes his work.  His mixed-media
images have appeared on book covers, posters, t-shirts, records and
CDs as well as numerous publications; Adbusters, The Atlantic Monthly,
Juxtapoz, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Time. Isip has
exhibited throughout the United States, Rome and Paris.  He has taught
at Tyler School of Art, PA School of Visual Arts, NYC and Rhode Island
School of Design. Since receiving his BFA from Rhode Island School of
Design Isip lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He currently teaches at
Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute in New York.


La Luz de Jesus Gallery is located in the Soap Plant/Wacko building,
in Los Feliz at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, 90027. Gallery hours are Monday –
Wednesday: 11am – 7pm, Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm and Sunday

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 - (818) 848-2698 (p) (818) 848-2699 (f)

Currently on board:

Black Maria Gallery: Tom Neely "Self Indulgent Werewolf" Sept 15,
"Immigrant Punk," Oct 20

Bigfoot Lodge LA & SF, Saints & Sinners

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art: Ian Strawn "...And now, your
moment of zen", Oct 6, "Delirium Tremens" Group Show, Oct 20.

drkrm. Gallery: Philip Fagan "The Business of Pleasure" Sept 8, Dawn
Wirth "Destroy All Music: Early LA Punk, images from the Masque and
Beyond" Oct 6, "Seeing Things", Oct 31

La Luz De Jesus/Billy Shire Fine Arts Press:  "Better Late Than Never,
the Art of David Anderle" Daniel Peacock "Sweet Spot" Miles Thompson
"CA". Daniel Martin Diaz "Mysterium Fidei , Mystery of Faith" book.

Artists Davy Jones, Lydiaemily, Max Neutra, Heather Watts
whitehot gallery images, click a thumbnail.



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