Artist SHANNON CRAWFORD will be signing copies of his book RELENTLESS BEAUTY on Saturday, May 20 from 7-10P at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. A pop-up exhibition of his work will also be on display for the evening.An alchemist of color and styles, Shannon Crawford paints oil works that are subtle depictions of dark concepts, disguised by beautiful, surreal imagery. The beauty of his paintings is matched only by the often-intense nature of their content. Conjuring imagery in an exquisite, though provoking fashion, ultimately offering an unfiltered window into many aspects of life, Crawfords work has gained much recognition in recent years, most recently finding its way into the collections of Johnny Depp, Jack Nicholson, Carmen Electra, Lindsay Lohan, and Ross Robinson.Raised in Southern California, Shannon Crawford began painting at the age of five. He attended Art Center College of Design from 1993 to 1995, when he dropped out after getting a record deal from Virgin Records with his band Cellophane. Crawfords painting of his daughter Poppy being attacked by a crow served as the cover for Norma Jeans underground hit Redeemer, which opened his art to a whole new fan base. He lives in Los Angeles.