Friday, March 26, 2010

Dennis Larkins- Beyond the Frame artist @ La Luz de Jesus Gallery

SD Gallery is pleased to feature Dennis Larkins in our upcoming group exhibition- Beyond the Frame (May 25-July 12th).

The art of Dennis Larkins ranges from retro-kitsch paintings of multi-dimensional landscapes to his legendary and iconic series of Grateful Dead concert posters. Larkins' images were forever burned into the pop psyche by the groundbreaking stage monoliths he created for promoter Bill Graham.

For more information on this upcoming show, please click here.

If you are in the LA area, Dennis has a new book- "Startling Art" and a new show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery.

To purchase a copy, please click here.

Two-Night Event
Opening at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on April 2nd (alongside fellow pop-surrealist Max Grundy), Read Between the Lines: The Art of Dennis Larkins, is a three-week show - his first L.A. showing in three years - featuring a new body of painted three-dimensional-relief extravaganzas on display for the first time. Pioneering and refining a bold new approach to artistic expression, Dennis works in a style forged from both traditional and space age ingredients, creating layered works of arresting depth and intense optical punch. Growing up bathed in the glow of the Atomic Age is bound to scramble any thinking person’s circuits. Dennis has been turning to art to heal his radiation burns from the time America started planting its own mushroom forest out in the Nevada desert a few decades ago.

The opening accompanies the release of Larkins’ book, Startling Art: Revealing the Art of Dennis Larkins (published by La Luz De Jesus/Last Gasp), which takes an often-irreverent look at one man's creative journey, both personal and professional. From his legendary posters for the Grateful Dead and monumental set designs (including many never before published photos of his days with Bill Graham Productions) to the meat of the book, a riotous smörgåsbord of pulp-surrealist fine art, page after picture-packed page reveals the startling contents of one of the "great unrecognized creative minds of the past half century."

Come out to La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Friday, April 2nd, to meet the artist at the opening reception of his new show, "Read Between the Lines", then come back on Saturday, April 3rd, for the launch of his new book, where Dennis will be available to sign copies.

Hope to see you there both nights!

Opening Reception: Friday, April 2nd, 8-11 pm
Show runs until April 23rd.


Book Signing and Gallery Exhibition, 6-9 pm

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 666-7667

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