La Luz de Jesus 25, The Little Gallery that Could 2011

“Claiming its place on the vanguard of the Pop surrealist and “lowbrow” art movements, Billy Shire’s La Luz de Jesus Gallery, established in 1986 and originally on Melrose Avenue, launched a behemoth show, “La Luz de Jesus 25,” featuring artists who have exhibited there since the gallery’s inception, among them: Gary Baseman, Joe Coleman, Matt Groening, Frank Kozik, Elizabeth McGrath, Mark Mothersbaugh, Gary Panter…

Claiming its place on the vanguard of the Pop surrealist and “lowbrow” art movements, Billy Shire’s La Luz de Jesus Gallery, established in 1986 and originally on Melrose Avenue, ¬†launched a behemoth show, “La Luz de Jesus 25,” featuring artists who have exhibited there since the gallery’s inception, among them: Gary Baseman, Joe Coleman, Matt Groening, Frank Kozik, Elizabeth McGrath, Mark Mothersbaugh, Gary Panter, Marion Peck, Alyson Souza and Mark Ryden. A companion book, “La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could,” documents every work in the show and features personal anecdotes from artists about the gallery and its founder. ¬†It can be purchased here.