Saturday, May 7, 2022, is the last day to catch Resurrecting Weho Jesus, by K Ryan Henisey, at Tag Gallery, located at 5458 Wilshire Blvd. There will be an in-person closing artist reception from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Artists K. Ryan Henisey, Robert Zent Chew, Rhonda C R Burton, and Liliana D’Ambrosio will give a walkthrough of their exhibitions.
Jesus 3.0 was the next coming of WeHo Jesus (AKA Hollywood Jesus, Rainbow Jesus). The exhibit of His Holiness is a performance art resurrection from West Hollywood artist, K Ryan Henisey, inspired by the original presence of neighborhood performer Kevin Lee Light. Jesus 3.0 is a secular, pop art reading of the Christ symbol, focusing on messages of contemporary advocacy through fun, kindness, and community. Jesus 3.0 was granted a Public Performance Art Grant from the City of West Hollywood and appeared in numerous city walks over the summer of 2021.
Resurrecting WeHo Jesus is a retrospective of the performances, displaying Jesus 3.0 costumes, new pop art inspired by the Christ symbol from artist K Ryan Henisey, and photographs and videos depicting Jesus 3.0 in action. Jesus 3.0 will be in attendance at opening and closing night events.
Artist K Ryan Henisey: As a California-based artist, K Ryan Henisey’s work is heavily influenced by the people, culture, and landscape of the Golden State. His personal narrative is often interwoven with mythological subjects, using patterning as a vehicle to make meaning from deconstruction. Ryan’s art has displayed throughout California and internationally in China and Spain. In addition to other laurels and his recent City of West Hollywood Public Arts Grant, Ryan won an Award of excellence in fine art at the 2015 California State Fair. He currently serves as president of TAG Gallery, an artist cooperative in Los Angeles and is the owner of Artlounge Collective, LA’s art store.
TAG Gallery is a fine art gallery located on Museum Row in the Miracle Mile Wilshire Blvd district of Los Angeles, California. The Gallery represents award-winning contemporary Southern California local artists working in all mediums and styles.
The gallery provides artists a venue to showcase their work to the public. Founded in 1993, TAG is an artist-operated not-for-profit gallery cooperative that provides mutual-benefit and creative freedom to the organization and encourages the exploration of new media, techniques, and subject matter among the members in hopes of enriching individual artists, our community, and the art world at large.
TAG offers a welcoming environment through ongoing exhibitions, member curatorial shows, artist discussions, and other public events.
Each year, TAG invites non-member artists to exhibit at the annual California Open and L.A Open Exhibits. These shows are juried by an internationally recognized artist or art community member.
Board of Directors: K Ryan Henisey, Karen Hochman Brown, Shelley Lazarus, Scott Lewallen (SKÜT), Edward Lightner, Douglas Teiger, Elyse Wyman, Thomas Wheeler, and Pam Douglas.
President: K Ryan Henisey
Vice President: Scott Lewallen (SKÜT)