Myron Dyal, Dr. Jennifer Logan, Henry & Glenn Gang Bang

Myron Dyal, Dr. Jennifer Logan, Henry & Glenn Gang Bang

 

Myron Dyal, Dr. Jennifer Logan, Henry & Glenn Gang Bang

February 4 – 27, 2011
Friday, February 4th; 8-11 PM



Myron Dyal, Dr. Jennifer Logan

“Charon’s Pantheon”

Myron Dyal is a modern mystic, a classically trained musician, and a self-taught Southern California artist. He has spiritual visions connected to Temporal Lobe Epilepsy that are the catalysts for the vast oeuvre of his work that spans nearly three decades. His figurative and organic forms are derived from visions he experiences during epileptic seizures and from self-induced trances he encounters on the spiritual journey. Charon has been with Myron ever since his “second birth,” as he terms it; a three-month coma at the age of four from which emerged a lifetime of visionary experiences. Charon has been his spiritual mother, father, friend and guide. He is the unifying factor in Myron’s life and has been the primal factor in his healing process. Charon acts as a counterbalance to the dark forces, often times restraining them to allow Dyal’s consciousness to recover from their ravages. Flooded with images, Myron renders them in acrylic, graphite, watercolor, and ultimately papier-mache: in large part because the immediacy accommodates his urgency to see objects in three-dimensional form. While developing the concepts for this show, composer and friend Dr. Jennifer Logan developed an aural counterpart for Myron’s creations. Each composition is an harmonic and transcendental representative of each goddess within the pantheon. There is a magic restored in these drawings, in these statues, and in these soundscapes that is otherwise absent from the world. The tangible weight of the materials and the gradual minimalism of the compositions are diametrically opposed to the relative gravity of the pieces combined.

 

Henry & Glenn Gang Bang

“Henry & Glenn Forever,”a comic book by the Los Angeles art fraternity Igloo Tornado that contemplates the question, “What if Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig were a little more than ‘friends?'” has become a cult phenomenon in the comics and music scene since its release in April. Now, Igloo Tornado members Tom Neely, Gin Stevens, Scot Nobles and Levon Jihanian have put the question to more than a dozen other artists, who will offer their own answers in a group show opening Feb. 18 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood. Participants include critically acclaimed L.A.-based artist Eric Yahnker, low-brow superstars Coop and The Clayton Brothers, and alternative cartoonists Ed Luce, Johnny Ryan and Kaz as part of a diverse group of artists, cartoonists and oddballs.

The Igloo Tornado will also debut their own new Henry & Glenn-themed works in the show and be on hand at the opening to sign copies of Henry & Glenn Forever.

“Henry & Glenn Forever” has sold more than 30,000 copies since its release by the Microcosm imprint Cantankerous Titles less than a year ago. What started as a joke scrawled on a bar napkin has become a bona fide hit, spawning dozens of print and online write-ups from outlets including Spin, National Public Radio, MTV, LA Weekly, Decibel, Maximum Rock’n’roll and Razorcake. While the comic book has reportedly inspired outrage from singer Glenn Danzig and indifference from former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins, the lighthearted send-up of two of punk’s most macho icons has gained thousands of fans.

Contact Matt Kennedy, Gallery Director for availability and purchase info: (323) 666-7667

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