LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-666-7667 Fax: 323-663-0243
Shepard Fairey "E Pluribus Venom" book signing.
Saturday September 27, 4 pm – 6 pm.
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
press release with images:
“E Pluribus Venom” – Shepard Fairey’s newest work
“E Pluribus Venom” collects a large body of work produced by Shepard Fairey and presented at the Jonathan Levine gallery during his massive exhibition in the summer of 2007. Serving as more than just an exhibition catalog, this book expounds upon themes presented in the show. The title "E Pluribus Venom" which translates "Out of many, poison" is derived from "E Pluribus Unum" (out of many, one) an early motto adopted by the U.S. Government which appears on U.S. currency. The artist's thesis is that many becoming one, or a loss of power and influence of the individual in favor of homogeny is a symptom of a society in decline. "E Pluribus Venom" is comprised of artworks designed to question the symbols and methods of the American machine and American dream and also celebrate those who oppose blind nationalism and war. Some of Fairey's works use currency motifs or a Norman Rockwell aesthetic to employ the graphic language of the subjects they critique. Other works use a blend of Art Nouveau, hippie, and revolutionary propaganda styles to celebrate subjects advocating peace. "'E Pluribus Venom' (128 Pages, Hardcover, 9 3/4" x 12", 100 Illustrations, ISBN-13: 978-1-58423-295-7, $ 29.95)
La Luz de Jesus is located at the Soap Plant/Wacko building, in Los Feliz at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Gallery hours are Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 7pm, Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm. For high resolution jpegs, interview requests and more information contact: Lee Joseph Publicity, 359 E. Magnolia, Suite F., Burbank, CA 91502, [email protected], p (818) 848-2698 f (818) 848-2699.
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Added by LeeJP on September 17, 2008