November 2016 Press Release

November 2016 Press Release



October 26th, 2016 —

This November, the Downtown Art Walk is proud to present Lucid Illusions, a one night only surrealist exhibition featuring local and international artists, Eduardo Talledos, Liz Huston, Kevin Alcantar, and Anabelle Del Valle. The show, which brings a variety of artistic mediums together in a unique display of dream sequences and other worldly visions, will open at our Lounge, located at 634 S. Spring St., on Thursday, November 10th from 6 to 10pm.

Participating galleries for this month’s Downtown Art Walk event include: Please Do Not Enter, Berta Art Studios, These Days Gallery, Little Tokyo Art Complex, Think Tank Gallery, the Lobby Gallery, Fathom Gallery, The Spring Arts Collective, DAC Gallery, Ren Gallery, Howard Griffin Gallery, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery, the Fine Arts Building, and The Hive.


Following with Surrealist tradition, the work selected for this exhibition produces not just a story, but an intangible, and yet all too familiar memory. Incorporating both abstract and figurative forms of Surrealism, Lucid Illusions will offer viewers the opportunity to take in bodies of work ranging from collages and illustrations to photography and painting.

Eduardo Talledos’ work tells a playful symbiosis between reality and fantasy, alluding to an infinite number of options in its composition, and creating a dream sequence that directly reflects the senses.

The Mexican native has participated in over 50 exhibitions around Mexico and the world, specifically Paris, France; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Habana, Cuba; and Caraquez, Spain. Talledos is an active member of Salon de la Plástica Mexicana.

Liz Huston may have been born and raised in Los Angeles, California, a place known for interesting characters, but it’s in Huston’s imagination where the truly unique characters exist. Entirely self taught, Huston’s work has evolved over two decades from a traditional film background into digital assemblage, photomontage, and currently into mixed media through combining acrylics, oil and watercolors with her digital works. In her complex imagery, Huston creates an esoteric narrative that hints at a logic far beyond the average and mundane.

Huston was a featured photographer in Juxtapoz Magazine, and was named one of “Photographers You Should Know” by Rangefinder Magazine. She owns and operates a gallery dedicated to her artworks inside The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles.

Beginning at age of 13, Kevin Alcantar began having frequent lucid dreams and night terrors. These experiences, and the subsequent documentation of them in a personal dream journal, formed the foundation of a lifelong obsession.

Alcantar’s work is about the ambiguity between dream and vision; the mundane and the venerated. These dream objects are stripped of their context and the viewer is forced to contemplate on the importance of their selection. Much like a reliquary that houses holy remains, the piece provides the viewer nothing but the physical object in front of them as a relic of dreams past.

Anabelle Del Valle is a gallery artist based in Los Angeles who studied Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and participated in Art and Urban Design Residencies in Copenhagen and Rotterdam. Using collage, recycled images, and materials in various mediums and platforms, her work navigates between representational imagery and abstraction. Her mixed media images are constructed by designing in layers and superimposing formalizing grids to create pattern. Informed by architectural design and commercial art, Del Valle’s work becomes at times tridimensional. Using collage and geometry, her work aims to find a balanced composition between images, shapes, and fields of repetitive pattern

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The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk takes place on the second Thursday of each month, attracting over 12,000 attendees to the Historic Core. For 12 years, Art Walk remains the premier self-guided public art phenomenon in Downtown Los Angeles, bringing together art lovers, community members, and repeat visitors who collect art, dine, and shop at local businesses.