09 Apr La Luz De Jesus Gallery presents Vow of Silence (In Convents) by Karen Hsiao and La Fleur by Miso
Karen Hsiao – Vow of Silence (In Convents)
A figurative painter in her early years, Karen Hsiao has since explored the figure and its space through various mediums, creating pieces that are both tactile and intuitive. Photography was a natural extension of that process which Hsiao has sought to perfect. Her work has captured the attention of many primary because of her unique approach to her subject, sometimes with a team of ingenious makeup artist, hairstylists, and couture fashions designers to help materialize Hsiao’s concept. Hsiao has been featured in published works and shown in galleries both nationwide and abroad.
Karen Hsiao : Rubber Duck is the artist’s first published volume–a pictorial representation of the conscious and unconscious mind. The rubber duck in her book is a primordial symbol shaped by our developmental and psychological patterns in life. The book starts off with childhood, continues into adolescence, and ends with death. All together neatly tucked into a colorful yet strangely induced image driven book. Published by Baby Tattoo Books. Hardcover. 128 pages. 8×10″ $35.00 Click here to buy now.
Karen Hsiao is a self taught Fine Art photographer who uses intense subject matters in an unconventional way. Miso is her professional painting identity, developed at Art Center College of Design where she graduated with a BFA in Illustration.
Black Cherries is her sophomore collection, focused around minimalism in design by using simple blacks and reds to express the subtle hints of lust and rebellion within bondage. The series debuted at Vanilla Gallery, Japan in 2010, and was realized in print in Nov. 2013. Softcover. 96 pages. 8.5×8″ $30.00
Miso – La Fleur
Karen Hsiao’s painting alter-ego, Miso, has been exhibiting since 2007. Prior shows at La Luz de Jesus and Corey Helford Gallery have completely sold out, and she has developed a following in Germany, Japan, Australia, and Taiwan in addition to her American fanbase in Los Angeles.
Show Runs: April 30, 2017
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. 90027
Monday to Wednesday 11 to 7 pm
Thursday 11 to 9 pm
Friday & Saturday 11 to 10 pm
Sunday Noon to 6 pm