La Luz de Jesus 25, the milestone anniversary show and largest exhibition in the gallery’s history, launches its second half during the first weekend of November. The show runs through November 28. Following hard on the heels of October’s spectacular Part One, Part Two features more than 120 artists, including Shawn Barber, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Al Farrow, Chris Mars, Elizabeth McGrath, Jason Mecier, Mark Mothersbaugh, Marion Peck, The Pizz, Mark Ryden, Shag, Peter Shire, Joe Sorren, Mark Todd and Eric White. For a full list of all artists showing in La Luz de Jesus 25 Part Two, click this link.
This exhibition is documented in the beautiful companion book, La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could, featuring images of all the art in the show, a personal anecdote about Billy Shire and the gallery written by each artist, essays by gallery directors and a foreword by Shire. The book is much more than a simple record of this remarkable exhibition. Together, the images and essays present a history of La Luz de Jesus through the eyes of the artists whose careers are intertwined with Shire and his gallery.