San Diego, CA
Artists: Carlos Castrejon Solis & Brook Castrejon Solis
Event: Opening reception October 5, 2012
Exhibit: Runs October 5 – 31, 2012
Location NTC PROMENADE, Liberty Station building 201, Gallery 102.
In the artists’ words: ”Silenced souls await the transient arrival of peace, images of anyone and no-one in an endless battle for existence. Pressures from inside-out are born from the agonizing well of human want. Healing begins with an acknowledgement of our common path.”
In my words: Light and dark images expose the raw vulnerability of humanity and healing from physical and emotional wounds through the exhibit Cicatrix. Cicatrix is “a scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound” and the Solis’ use of various media to portray the body’s intuitive process of repairing wounds is inspiring.
Food Pairing: I would compliment this exhibit with relaxing conversation, drinks, and small plates at Brian Malarkey’s restaurant, Gabardine, a short two miles down the street at 1005 Rosecrans Street, San Diego. Sit in their friendly upscale bar with a friend and commence reflecting on the emotional depth of hurt and healing expressed in the black and white portraits by Carlos Castrejon Solis shown next to the unspoken life experiences of the colorful faces in Brook Castrejon Solis’ pieces.
For further information contact the artists at at (619) 540-5575
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The Macabre Show
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit runs: October 5 – 28, 2012
Location: 4633 Hollywood Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90027
La Luz de Jesus Gallery hosted an opening reception October 5th for The Macabre Show, featuring new works from Steven Daily, Myron Conan Dyal, Craig LaRotonda, Scott Holloway, Mavis Leahy, Miso, Gail Potocki and Jasmine Worth. The artists reflect upon “Gothic iconography & morbid symbolism to arcane occultism and allegorical romanticism.”
Food Pairing: Two and half miles away in Silver Lake you will find LA MILL coffee house at 1636 Silver Lake Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. Enjoy a good chat with a friend over gourmet coffee and dessert. Intense debriefing on how the morbid is shown and repressed in your life will require the adrenaline rush of caffeine and sugar-released endorphins. The perfect daytime treat before a night of spooky fun in the city.
**Art from the show seen here: ”Phantasma” by Craig LaRotanda | Acrylic and found paper fragments on wood | 8″ x 10″ in 18.5″ x 20.5″ frame | $1,800.00**
For further information of the La Luz de Jesus Gallery contact them at (323) 666-7667
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