Billy Shire celebrates 25 Years
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 /
October – November, 2011 / Part 1: October 7–30 / Opening Receptions: October 7 & 8, 8 – 11 pm / Part 2: November 4–27 / Opening Receptions: November 4 & 5, 8 – 11 pm
To celebrate 25 years of groundbreaking art shows, Billy Shire presents his biggest event ever: La Luz de Jesus 25, a major retrospective exhibition and companion book. The show, offering work by more than 260 artists who have exhibited at the gallery over the years, is so extensive that Shire has split it into two parts, each with two opening nights. The participating artists are a veritable Who’s Who of art world luminaries. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all these amazing artists together in one show.
The book, La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could, features images of all the art in the show, a personal anecdote about Shire and the gallery written by each artist, essays by La Luz 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.