Salomón Huerta: Let Everything Else Burn
Hardcover, 10.25 inches in H x 7.875 inches W
color, 61 pages, 21 plates and illustrations
Publisher: LM Projects
Foreword: David Pagel
Editor: Elizabeth Pulsinelli
Designers: Lorraine Molina and Jennifer Rider
Printer: Typecraft, Pasadena CA
Edition: 215, signed and numbered
LM Projects is pleased to announce its first invitational for 2012, a limited edition publication by Los Angeles based artist Salomón Huerta. Part diary, part memoir, “Let Everything Else Burn” chronicles Huerta’s colored life through a collection of short autobiographical texts, paired with well known artworks and archived images of his personal history and past. Unique to this artist book are a selection of never before published images of his artwork since the 1990′s.
Huerta first published these anecdotes informally, as posts on Facebook beginning in 2009. Restricted by the 420 character limitation allowed for each posting, the narratives, though concise, truncated and fleeting, brim with humor and awe. Each story is presented non-chronologically and capture life growing up in east L.A. gang culture, the hidden dynamics of the art world and becoming a celebrated artist.
“Salomon Huerta: Let Everything Else Burn” has been printed in an edition of 215. Editions 1-40 are accompanied by a unique print with hand colored detail in pastel and charcoal by the artist.
Salomón Huerta resides and works in Los Angeles. He was born in 1965, in Tijuana, Mexico, and raised in Boyle Heights east of Downtown Los Angeles. He received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design, in 1991, and his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1998. Huerta works primarily in representational painting, distilling elements of classicism with a modern social and cultural scrutiny. His distinct bodies of work can be linked through their shared investigations and considerations of identity, in the revealed and the concealed. Huerta’s work is subtle in both its subject matter and formal qualities, and its delicate balance between unassuming intimacy and careful reticence provokes self-reflexivity in its viewers.
Huerta’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Select solo exhibitions include Mask, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA (2008); Portrait of a Friend, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles (2005); and New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, London (2001). In addition, he has exhibited in a number of group exhibitions, including A Strange New World, Tijuana and the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2007); Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC (2002); and The Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2000). Huerta’s works are also included in the public collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; and the Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA. His work as been discussed in Art in America, Art Limited, Art News, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. Huerta is represented by Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA.
Interview with Salomón Huerta
Watch Salomón talk about painting, process and his latest artist book, “Let Everything Else Burn.”