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La Luz de Jesus Turns Coasters into Art for a Third Time

Next Friday, La Luz de Jesus gallery in Hollywood will dot their walls with thousands of coasters for the third year in a row. As most artists will tell you, it is the smallest works that are the most challenging to create. In the case of the Coaster Show, where the coasters measure 4" inches round, they require confidence in one's technique and precision. Their sizes aren't the only aspect of the show that is small. The affordability of the works attracted hundreds of fans to last year's show, who scrambled to get a piece by one of their favorite artists. This year, that list includes well-known names alongside emerging talents.


Scott Hove

Next Friday, La Luz de Jesus gallery in Hollywood will dot their walls with thousands of coasters for the third year in a row. As most artists will tell you, it is the smallest works that are the most challenging to create. In the case of the Coaster Show, where the coasters measure 4″ inches round, they require confidence in one’s technique and precision. Their sizes aren’t the only aspect of the show that is small. The affordability of the works attracted hundreds of fans to last year’s show, who scrambled to get a piece by one of their favorite artists. This year, that list includes well-known names alongside emerging talents: Adnohia, Patricia Ariel, Syd Bee, Jason Brammer, Andrew Brandou, Michael Brandrup, Katherine Brannock, Megan Buccerre, Kristin Bunyard, Catherine Casias, Adrian Cherry, Jel Ena, Jeff Gillette, Mark Gleason, Joe Hengst, Scott Hove, Yumiko Kayukawa, Kohshin Finley, Yu Maeda, Caitlin McCormack, Scott Mills, Paige, Jiyoung Moon, Naoshi, Peca, Skinner, Christopher Yousseff, and AJ Dungo, featured below. From Naoshi’s vibrant illustrations drawn in colored sand, to Scott Hove’s miniature snarling cakes, to Peca’s images of fairytale animals in outer space, their works are playful, frightening, experimental and surprising in their execution. To see every single coaster, you can go to La Luz’s website or check out the show when it opens on September 4th.


Adnohia


Patricia Ariel


Syd Bee


Jason Brammer


Andrew Brandou


Michael Brandrup


Katherine Brannock


Megan Buccerre


Kristin Bunyard


Kristin Bunyard


Catherine Casias


Adrian Cherry


Jel Ena


Jeff Gillette


Mark Gleason


Joe Hengst


Yumiko Kayukawa


Kohshin Finley


Yu Maeda


Caitlin McCormack


Scott Mills


Paige Jiyoung Moon


Naoshi


Peca


Skinner


Christopher Yousseff


AJ Dungo

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