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Arts and Entertainment

Gallery: 'Disasterland' Opens at La Luz de Jesus

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It's a wicked wonderland for Mexican artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros, whose latest show Disasterland opens tonight at La Luz de Jesus Gallery with a reception from 8-11 pm.

Loaiza pays tribute to celebrity, pop culture, fashion, animation and slasher films by creating jarring works that combine good and evil and juxtapose imagery. He borrows recognizable fairy tale heroes and heroines, casting them in a not-so-favorable light. Think of it as an illustrated version of our favorite tabloids.

Yes, some of his work is a little sick and twisted, but like life, sometimes there aren't any happy endings.

Disasterland is on view through Aug. 26.