Beauty Power Form

By: Manuel Cortez

Mirrored Society will present Beauty Power Form, an exhibition displaying work from four artists analyzing the beauty and power of the body in the nude form.

Beauty Power Form is an exhibition of four artists’ work – John Brian King, Jacquie Ray, Diana Pinto and Julian Lucas. The exhibition will be on Saturday, July 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will be at Mirrored Society in Claremont at Harvard Square’s second floor.

John Brian King is from Los Angeles and a graduate of California Institute of the Arts. King founded and owned AMOK Books – a publishing house and bookstore in Los Angeles. He also designed the film titles for more than 30 films, including, “Boogie Nights,” “The Ring” and “Punch-Drunk Love.” His newest book is “LAX: Photographs of Los Angeles 1980-84.”

Jacquie Ray is a photographer born and raised in Los Angeles, and has been published and interviewed by various magazines such as Peachfuzz Magazine and YU Magazine. Her photos have been used for Los Angeles musicians. Her first zine, called “Master Bait” featuring nude portraits of various models, sold out.

Diana Pinto is originally from Idaho but is based in Los Angeles. Currently pursuing a music education major and American studies minor at California State University, Fullerton, Pinto picked up a camera at the age of 14 and taught herself self-portraiture. Her work is focused on themes from genres in Italy, American West, 19th Century Spiritualism and past and present psychological states. Her work varies from digital photography to instant film, and this is her first public exhibition.

Julian Lucas was born in Chicago and raised In Los Angeles. Lucas became interested in photography in college at Portland State University pursuing a sociology degree. His work explores fine art nude imagery, imagery surrounding social issues and that which challenge social boundaries. Lucas’ published work includes Vice, A-Files, and Ink Junkie Magazine, in addition to co-founding and editing ieLAvate Magazine from 2011-2013. Currently, he is showing his work in group and solo exhibitions in galleries throughout Los Angeles and Portland while working on his first self-published book entitled “Squid,” which focuses on mental illness.

Mirrored Society is a gallery and bookstore that focuses on the arts consisting of both new and rare titles. The organization continues to foster and promote creative individuals to express their ideas and themes in the arts.

The exhibition will be on Saturday, July 2, 2016, from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will be at Mirrored Society at 206 W. Bonita Avenue, Claremont, California, 91711, Harvard Square, second floor. For more information, go to Mirrored Society’s website.