Niños Héroes #1211, Centro Histórico, Mazatlan, Mexico Tel: 136-0024
Exhibiting local and International Artists

Luna is the only Contemporary Art Gallery in Mazatlan’s Centro Historico that deals exclusively in Fine Art. Housed in a newly renovated historic building in the heart of Old Town, Luna showcases paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture by local and international artists: a collective that encircles abstract to realism.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jack DeVore's Elastic Symbolism at Luna Gallery

 I am happy to have the opportunity to exhibit some of Jack DeVore's artwork at Luna. Thanks to Gordon Gilkey and Mick McCarthy for lending works from their collection to be a part of the Transformations exhibition.

A little about Jack: Jack DeVore was a fixture around Mazatlan for many years.  He always told me that he came here to die, having various health problems that he didn't think he'd overcome. But once here, in this beautiful paradise, he literally found a new lease on life.  Jack continued making his art, which he had labeled Elastic Symbolism in California back in the 50's. Working with found objects, he turned junk found on the street into metaphors and often witty one liners. He always had something in progress on his workbench. He was delighted to be apart of the First Fridays Artwalk, opening his home studio to visitors and talking about his work and his guest artists.

You could often catch Jack having a beer at sunset at Puerto Viejo, always ready with a smile, a witticism, a laugh. Jack's death in 2010 was commemorated on Olas Altas Beach, a fitting farewell with shots of tequila all around.  He will be missed by many but his art lives on.

You can see more of his work at this website:

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