BRAD “TIKI SHARK” PARKER & POSTER POP COLLECTION

BRAD “TIKI SHARK” PARKER & POSTER POP COLLECTION

BRAD “TIKI SHARK” PARKER & POSTER POP COLLECTION

July 1-31, 2016

BRAD “TIKI SHARK” PARKER & POSTER POP COLLECTION
July 1-31, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, July 1st 8PM
Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker  – Kona Kitsch

Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker is truly a world class, award winning creator of Polynesian Pop Surrealistic Art with a Hawaiian twist. A creative partner of Body Glove, Tiki Farm and numerous international brands, Hawaii’s King of Tiki returns for his fourth Biennial Exhibition at La Luz de Jesus Gallery.

Parker’s Kona Kitsch explores “souvenir art” and “Hawaiiana,” and features mediums such as acrylic on canvas, Tapa-Cloth, and Japanese/Hawaiian News-papers, several pencil designs for actual souvenirs designed for the tourist market, as well as some framed pencil studies of Hawaiiana and Hawaiian mythology.

 

 

Joining Brad will be Hawaii’s Chef Sam Choy, a chef, restaurateur, author, television personality and founding contributor of Pacific Rim Cuisine as seen on the food network. Brad has deigned a line of Sam Choy kitchen accessories which will be available at the opening.

Also joining the opening festivities will be Aidan James, a world-touring, 14-year-old, singer-songwriter, ukulele player. At just eight years old, Aidan became a YouTube sensation when a video of him performing Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” quickly went viral and earned over 20 million views to date. Aidan will be performing songs selected specifically for this exhibition.

 

The Poster Pop Collection
A 16 Year Collection of Paintings by Poster Pop Artists including Aaron Marshall, Marco Almera, Alan Forbes, Pizz, Shag, Dirty Donny and Von Franco.

The Poster Pop Collection spotlights several important paintings by Poster Pop Artists in the tiki, Hawaiiana, alternative and hotrod genres.

Highlights of the Collection include paintings by Pop Surrealists Aaron Marshall; Shag, the first oil painting by Frank Kozik; “Priscilla Ua,” widely considered to be one of Pizz’s top five works along with rare paintings by Alan Forbes and Marco Almera.

“Since 1997, Poster Pop has created merchandise and published art prints based on the artists’ work. I’ve always enjoyed a great working relationship with my Poster Pop artists,” says Matt Getz ”It was both logical and key that I started collecting the original art.”

 

The show at La Luz de Jesus and the the upcoming book on the Collection will feature over 120 works with forwards by Dirty Donny and BigToe. The volume will be written by Poster Pop Founder, Matt Getz.

Poster Pop is located in Huntington Beach.

Contact our gallery director, Matt Kennedy, to be placed on the preview list: info@laluzdejesus.com