Preview: Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros’s “DisHollywood”

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Imagined as a tribute to the pervasive influence of Hollywood and celebrity culture, Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros’s latest series of acrylic paintings for his upcoming show at La Luz de Jesus, “DisHollywood,” puts a satirical spin on the vices and taboos that preoccupy society. Between Alice in Wonderland snorting cocaine and Pinocchio and Peter Pan coming out as lovers, it’s easy to imagine the tabloid scandals that would ensue if these classic Disney characters were in fact public figures. For “DisHollywood,” Loaiza Ontiveros goes heavy on the pop culture references, inserting allusions to the infamous Britney-Madonna kiss at the VMAs, horror films and punk culture. “DisHollywood” opens August 2 at La Luz de Jesus and is on view through September 1. Take a look at our sneak peek of the show below.