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"Joshu Lucas: Solo Exhibition"
2001-01-08 until 2001-02-02
Sylvia White Gallery, Contemporary Artists' Services
Santa Monica, CA,
USA United States of America
We are pleased to start the year with a Solo Exhibition of paintings,
bronzes, and iris prints by Joshu Lucas. Lucas' work is autobiographical and
influenced by his love and respect of human diversity. He was named after
Japanese Zen Master Joshu Suzaki, and is a student of Tae Kwon Do. Joshu
is bi-racial, raised by his African American mother in Los Angeles. His art
is a testimony to overcoming the brutality of urban streets. Stabbed at 17
and shot at 19, his work is a celebration of the human body. He works to
bring cultures together through the beauty of art.
Both athlete and aesthete, Lucas graduated from Fairfax High School and went
on to play NCAA basketball. He graduated from the College of Notre Dame
outside of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in June 1999.
His early influence in painting came from Los Angeles artist Tony DeCarlo,
and he has studied sculpting with Los Angeles artist Dale Edwards.
Lucas has shown his work in numerous West Coast galleries and non-profit
spaces, including a recent show titled Race, Culture and Ethnicity at the
Second City Council in Long Beach. His work is on display in numerous
corporate collections locally and abroad.
Gold Printed Woman