Opening this Friday, August 1st, at La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles is a new solo show entitled “Profanity Pop” by José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros. As stated on the website “Mythology, Religion and the representation of power have manifested in all of the great works from antiquity. With Profanity Pop, Rodolfo pays tribute to specific historical works that have inspired many generations. Universal themes are once again narrated by beloved animated characters, but in the guise of the divine and with all the fragility of martyrs. Away from the paradise of happy endings, the pastel sprinkled drama takes on a vulnerability that juxtaposes subversively with situations never similarly interpreted.”
I believe this will be the third time Ontiveros will exhibit a series of works at the gallery. There will be a few works from previous shows, but the majority of paintings in this exhibition will be new. I love the tribute to Caravaggio’s The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, seen at the top. Here is a small preview of some of the works. New works by Allison ‘Hueman’ Torneros, JINX, Katherine Brannock, Frank Forte, and Sean Stepanoff will also have new works on view as the The Laluzapalooza Jury Winners. Take a look at the full show here, and if you are in the area make sure to stop by. This exhibition will run from August 1st – 31st, 2014.