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La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents "Tales from the Tiki Lounge" - Art o' Brad Parker, July 6 - 29th
Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-06-25 4:27 pm   Permalink

A-Lo-Ha Tiki Tribe!
So, Finally got all my painted canvases up on the "La luz de Jesus Gallery" web site.

Out of 9 original painted canvases, only 3 are still up for sale! (Yipee!)
Go check out the swanky gallery web site at wwwlaluzdejesus.com
my page is at
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/Parker/TikiShark2012.htm
Opening night is Friday July 6th - and (Jeepers Creepers!) as grammy Tiki Shark used to say "I'm as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking' chairs!" I'm flying in to the BIG CITY for da' show - I mean I HAD TO ... how often do you get asked to show at the birth place of Low-Brow Art?) No pressure, it's just the gallery where low-brow giants like Robt. Williams and Mark Ryden show...THATS ALL!)
(EEK!)
Deep slow breathing... almost done ... now for the shipping and stuff.... What if it all gets lost? GASP!!!! (JEEPERS CREEPERS!)

Big Big ALOHA and Hope to see you there!
Brad~ the long tailed not-s0-cool-cat Parker
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Posted: 2012-06-25 9:42 pm   Permalink

Aloha Brad!!!

Can't wait to see you and all your amazing art in person!

Congrats, and see you soon!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-06-28 01:42 am   Permalink

A-LO-HA Tiki Tribe!
Thanks Eric - looking forward to seeing u too!

Now I have to ship all the art , paintings, giclees, hand painted surf board from Hawaii to LA!
Let's hope it all makes it to Billy Shire
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/ by opening night July 6th!
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/Parker/TikiShark2012.htm
ALOHA!
BP!


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Posted: 2012-06-29 01:18 am   Permalink


...and MORE shipping...
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-06-30 03:36 am   Permalink

A-Lo-Ha Tiki Tribe!
Only days away from the biggest art show in my career (this year). 99% of the art is shipped and in route 'tween Hawaii and Los Angeles... some where... and it will (fingers crossed) it'll all show up, and show up in time for Billy Shire to do-his-thing: and hang each and every piece (as the story goes) that's exhibited at "La luz de Jesus Gallery" for the last 25 years. He's been a well established underground gallery owner and changed- forever/created the west coast art scene in the late 80's through the 90's to right now. So, not only is he going to take a look at my art, he's going to get a hammer and nails and figure out where it should all go and light it, and make it look cool... in a gallery that is the very birth-place of "Low-Brow Art". Or, as it's being called now, since it's more and more influencing the mainstream, "Pop Surrealistic Art". So I'm excited, freaked-out, and nervous.
Big Aloha to any and all who can make the opening night - I'm flying in. Friday July 6th....
www.laluzdejesus.com
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/Parker/TikiShark2012.htm

Hope 2 C U there!


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Posted: 2012-07-01 6:59 pm   Permalink

ALOHA tiki tribe!
The big art show is at La Luz de Jesus Gallery Friday night!It should be fun! Here's the e-mail info sent from La Luz...



 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-07-03 02:22 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Hop 2 C U at the La Luz Show!
Friday Night I'm be there - fresh from Hawaii!

http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/Parker/TikiShark2012.htm
ALOHA!
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Posted: 2012-07-03 03:13 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Vintage post card invite to the La Luz show

http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/Parker/TikiShark2012.htm

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Posted: 2012-07-09 11:26 pm   Permalink

If you missed the opening go see the art ASAP. Stays up till the 29th. Not positive but I think there is a closing party on the 29th featuring the Martini Kings (dig the Martini Kings).

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-07-19 5:06 pm   Permalink

A-LO-HA Tiki Tribe!
nicktiki - Thanks! U r right! Not sure I'll make it back in from the Big Island 4 the closing party, (darn it!) but it'd be sooooo swank to hear the MK's while my show was up!
For those not able to get to LA here's a few photos of the "set-up" process for the show....

July 5th- got there after flying in from Hawaii with the last piece of art. Got to La Luz De Jesus Gallery and walked to the back gallery then heard a deep voice growl "You went too far."

It had to be Billy Shire's voice: the owner of the world famous gallery that is noted as the birthplace of Low-brow art. I froze. I went too far? Did Billy mean my concept for the show? He hated my art ??? E-Gads!! My art career flashed before my eyes!!
But, no worries!~ Billy just thought I was a wandering customer from the WACKO store who snuck in the "closed Gallery".

All the shipped art had made it from Hawaii OK. Billy and Matt liked everything. I brought in the last piece after I had gone down to Body Glove to pick up a "Surf Board Stand"

The last piece I brought with me on da' plane: It's a surf board (circa 1980's approx) given to me by the owner of Body Glove. Been surfed on at all the best surf spots in the South Bay, and has the nicks and dings to prove it. It's a real-deal one-of-a-kind piece dripping with Southern California Surf Culture history, Tiki Shark poly-pop-art, and sea water from the mighty blue pacific. It's sort of the crowning gem of the show. And it was a huge thrill to see it set up finally in the gallery.

This was a huge project for me. the biggest thing I've ever done in my tiki-art career. I got to give huge thanks to the people who helped get me here - like gallery curator Matt Kennedy... (that's me & Matt)

Plus Gallery Owner Billy Shire. (that's us above) And , of course, my agent/partner/manager Abbas Hassan.
Getting this show was amazing, and surreal. Being in the gallery and setting up - well, helping Billy set up, was a little mind numbing & mind blowing. It all didn't seem real yet. Opening night was the next night.... sure many pieces had already sold pre-show, but I was still super nervous. You know every artist's nightmare is having a show and have no one show up!
Soon I'd find out....


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-07-20 12:36 am   Permalink

A-LO-Ha Tiki Tribe!
Billy hung the show Bee-U-TEE-Fully! (big mahalo Billy Shire)

the show TALES FROM THE TIKI LOUNGE is up at LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY till July 29th. Closing party with, I think, live music rom the Martini Kings!
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/July_2012.html
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Posted: 2012-07-21 02:38 am   Permalink

A-LO-HA Tiki Tribe!

So the show was hung up by the 6th...all went very smooth...

Working with Billy Shire was wonderful. I had heard some things about how gruff he could be, but we had a great time.

I brought in a last minute secret project I had been working on with an art director / underground skate board craft-er - a set of the four classic monsters on skate board planks, and the first issue of TALES FROM THE TIKI LOUNGE on a plank - and Billy loved em all. He had to re-hang a wall, but worked out the measurements so fast it wasn't a problem at all.

Of course it helped that my skate board making buddy Kevin, had gotten us all the hard ware to hang the boards from the walls properly. I showed Billy how easy it was, and we actually had a bit of fun putting 'em up! (Billy was smiling and everything!)

...and he had a reason to, as they became the hot item of the show. The gallery took orders for more opening night (and still are during the rest of the show till July 29th!)
Well, opening night went really well. Lots of folks showed up. Some driving in from far away places like OC and San Diego & Palm Springs! Even some friends I had not seen in over a decade! (Gavin and Paul-Thanks for showing up!) And I got to meet so many new tiki fans, and art fans.... it was the utter banishment of my no-attendance art show nightmare completely!!!

Wow... my head is still spinning. IT couldn't have gone better. Lots sold. And there is even a possible show at La Luz in the future... I requested 2 years to R E A L L Y come up with something bigger and better and completely mind blowing for the tiki tribe... and Billy agreed. Even gave some advise and direction. (But, more on that in about 2 years)

Till then, Big ALOHA & MAHALO to LA Luz De Jesus Gallery, to Billy Shire, to Matt Kennedy, To Kenny, Big Toe, Nick Camera, Hassan, Holden, Doug, Eric & Manuel, Kevin and Allen and...(whew!) everyone! ...to all my special friends & family, to the tiki tribe folks, and to Every single person who took the time to come in on a friday night and see my first big La Luz show.
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/July_2012.html
I promise you I will actually learn how to paint, and then show you something even better in my next show! ..., and taking your eye balls on a tiki-adventure to yet stranger tiki-fied lands and dimensions in new and marvelous but as yet unknown ways in 2014!

ALOHA!
Tiki-Shark

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-07-21 06:13 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
A better look-see at the "Kreature From Kona" Skate Board!

http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/July_2012.html
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Posted: 2012-07-22 4:07 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's a nice shot of the "vintage covers" hanging up at the "TALES FROM THE TIKI LOUNGE" art show: the lurid tiki art of Brad Tiki-shark Parker, now showing at "La Luz Da Jesus Gallery" July 6th to the 29th. About 70% of the show is sold, but there are a few real gems still up for grabs... like...

over there on the far left... what might be the best painting with tropical flowers I've ever attempted...

"Secret Cove"
24" x 30"
Acrylic on canvas
Contact the gallery to see of this puppy is still available.
The closing party will have live music by the Martin Kings - don't miss it!
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/July_2012.html

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-07-23 7:26 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

"PSSSST! Lookin' for something strange and cool and tiki? How 'bout this... "

Skate boards with Tiki-Shark-Low-Brow-Art on them?

Jeepers Creatures! Where can you get these ultra rare, freaky, underground Objects o' Art?

Only at "TALES FROM THE TIKI LOUNGE: (the lurid tiki-art of Brad 'Tiki-Shark' Parker)"

This swank show is up at "La Luz De Jesus art Gallery" in Los Angeles till the big closing party on July 29th (with live music by the Martini Kings!). Wow! Tiki-art and live exotica music? How cool is that?!!

Limited edition Skate Boards are STILL being sold. The gallery is taking orders. Special low-show price is $150.00. After the show closes, the price will be $250.00 per board.

So, get your set of pop-surreal skate boards for your home tiki bar now!

Cause' this is an ultra rare-swanky-underground-art item you may never-ever-ever-ever-ever see again!!
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/July_2012.html
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