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‘The Art of Tiki’ Opening Night Reception at La Luz de Jesus Gallery
October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Image of Shag’s painting Ka Pele O Maleko courtesy of La Luz de Jesus
Immerse yourself in a world of faux-Polynesian splendor on Friday, October 6 during the opening reception for The Art of Tiki at Los Feliz’s La Luz de Jesus Gallery.
This double serving of tiki madness will begin with a book release and signing party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Sven Kirsten’s new tome, The Art of Tiki. This vibrantly illustrated hardcover book comprehensively examines the tiki idol as art form. Kirsten has chronicled the joys of tiki for over two decades and is the author of the esteemed volumes The Book of Tiki, Tiki Modern and Tiki Pop.
Then, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., you can join the opening night reception for the 21st Anniversary Tiki Show. Commemorating La Luz’s first tiki art show back in 1996, this show includes both vintage examples from that landmark art show and new works from current tiki artists and craftsmen, including such luminaries as SHAG, Mitch O’Connell, Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker and many more.
All are welcome to join the hordes of tiki fanatics during this evening at the gallery often referred to as “the birthplace of pop surrealism.” The Art of Tiki will be on view through the month of October.