Scott Musgrove unearths previously undiscovered animals through a dedicated and scientifically un-approved practice of zoological impressionism. A lonestar in the field, he ventures where the graymaned, khaki- clad, anthropologists with ivory walking sticks have not — tunneling beneath freeways and ditch-combing along the rough borders of American mini-malls, in search of undiscovered and, up to this point, at least, extinct animals.
Billy Shire's La Luz de Jesus Gallery celebrated 25 years of groundbreaking art shows with its biggest event ever: “La Luz de Jesus 25,” a major retrospective exhibition and companion book. This historic show, which featured work by more than 250 artists who have shown at the gallery over the years, was so extensive that owner Billy Shire split it into two parts, spanning October and November 2011. The book, La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could, features images of all the art in the show, a personal essay about Shire and the gallery written by each participating artist, essays by La Luz gallery directors and a foreword by Shire. The book is more than a simple record of the show; taken together, the images and essays constitute a history of La Luz de Jesus through the eyes of the artists whose careers are intertwined with Shire and his gallery.