On Sunday, September 27th, from 4pm until 7pm, La Luz de Jesus will host a book signing and discussion of Mat Gleason’s latest work, “The Century Hit Puberty: Selected Essays 2010-2014.”
You might know Mat Gleason from his iconoclastic art zine, “Coagula Art Journal.” Or you might know him from his gallery, “Coagula Curatorial,” which opened in 2012. The gallery has been garnering a reputation for daring to exhibit art that others are afraid to hang. Gleason has also written criticism for Huffington Post and a number of other publications. He has been referred to as a contrarian, a mushy idealist, a self-exiled gossipmonger, a cynic and a gadfly.
The early issues of Coagula were published in the anthology “Most Art Sucks” by Smart Art Press in 1998. Mat’s mission in life may have been summed up best in David Bowie’s review of the anthology, “Gleason clobbers the closed door snobbishness that has increasingly distanced the public from the rarefied air of the art world.”
A discussion of the essays’ topics will be moderated by La Luz de Jesus Gallery Director Matt Kennedy with a Q&A to follow. Books will be available for purchase. Retail price $9.99. Mat will also be celebrating his 51st birthday, and you know what that means — there might be cake!