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4/3: Fillmore West + Greatful Dead artist Dennis Larkins book signing at La Luz

Saturday, April 3, Dennis Larkins’ “Startling Art: Revealing the Art of Dennis Larkins” book signing follows the artists’ exhibition opening at La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Saturday, April 3, 6pm – 9pm

La Luz de Jesus Gallery

4633 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Phone: (323) 666-7667

www.laluzdejesus.com

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.

For more of Dennis’ art and history, visit www.startlingart.com.

Dionysus Records

April 2nd, 2010

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