Book signing party for California Deathrock: Subculture Portraits by Forrest Black and Amelia G at La Luz. Come celebrate this gorgeous coffee table book, featuring a huge 172 pages of gothic punk portrait photography, with intense personality, and lush viscerally saturated colors. Initially exclusively available to Kickstarter backers and people in the book, CADR is now being made available via select booksellers.
We are thrilled to be at La Luz, the premiere lowbrow art gallery in Los Angeles, possibly in the world. Gallery Director Matt Kennedy writes, “Both authors will be present to sign books and discuss the scene they’ve been covering for twenty-five years, and trust us–their stories are good!”
You can pre-order the book for the signing from the Soap Plant web site. That way you can be sure to get your copy and are not at risk of La Luz selling out on the day.
Some of the best known and loved deathrock luminaries depicted in the book who will be present include covergirl Malice McMunn (American Muscle, HBO Docs, Blue Blood), Elvorian Spivey (Penis Flytrap, Flytrap, Mi Diablo, The Veins), Thin Man (Ghastly, Element, Thin Man, Frankenstein), Shane David-Adalat (STG, Element, Dingbat), Meghan Sanders (Agent Aeon, Blue Blood), Alley Shiver (Wire Trap, Blue Blood), and more!
“The art photo book, California Deathrock … featuring a wide variety of gloriously spooky subculture characters in the West Coast deathrock scene … paints every portrait beautifully and respectfully.”
– Siara Gray, InkSpired Magazine
La Luz De Jesus Gallery art gallery in the Soap Plant/Wacko complex
4633 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Enter at the front of Wacko and walk all the way through the gift shop to the gallery in the back.
▶ Friday, May 8th, 2015 : 7-10 PM