Jennifer Lugris “Forgiven” solo show

Ten striking paintings of innocent children and juxtapose that image with the last words of prison inmates. Encouraging viewers to create new choices on how they feel about death row inmates and their execution.  

Starting July 4th and availiable for viewing every Saturday evening of July from 6-10pm.  Private appointments for week nights and weekends.

Cause Gallery
959 N.Hill St. Los Angeles CA 90012

John Dinglers solo art show May 23, 2015 Saturday night 6pm

Check out this perfect blend of art, humor and activism.

“The quirky and provocative artist John Dingler—well known for his critical and socially themed paintings and sculptures”—is having his first solo exhibition titled UFO Girl at Cause Art Gallery, Chinatown Los Angeles, featuring paintings and videos. 

Duration:  Sat. May 23 to Sat. June 20, 2015. 

Reception: Sat. May 23, 2015, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM.

Artist talk: 7:00PM.

Each painting is dominated by large, bold headlines and designs that blaze with vibrant juxtapositions of high key colors, gradients covered with bold patterns of concentric lines, while splashes of dots of different sizes representing planets are tantalizing backdrops to extraterrestrial attack ships. 

UFO Girl is a story about a being we never see; We know her character by the headlines, her valedictions, and by schematic signifiers of outer space objects. It is told in serial form through the benign visitor’s light-hearted, at first, valedictions about visiting Earth from Zeta Reticuli. In the later images, her responses mature; They are about overcoming difficulties with Earth’s polarizing inhabitants currently in the news. Dingler says, “After my super serious Ten Prosecuted Whistleblowers, I did indeed intend that this series be strictly fun, lighthearted, but things changed.”

She finds her strength in one of the last pieces, “The T.P.P. would sue our democratic fleet. No! My weapons will destroy big gub’mnt’s plan. Your patriotic UFO Girl

According to Jonathan Green, Director of the UC Riverside ArtsBLOCK, “He has also been quietly making short films that he calls moviettes. These alternately politically biting and lyrically beautiful short pieces will now be presented for only the second time as an extended meditation on the urban scene. A flâneur with a camera, Dingler haunts on local streets finding splendor and oddity, even encouraging a police chief  to suggest a conceptual art installation: Tiny Tents on the Mall. If you love your neighborhood but want an unorthodox view of city life, this breezy hour long feature is not to be missed.”

Cause Art Gallery

959 N. Hill St. (at Chung King Court)

Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA 90012



John Dingler, artist

See my latest work here:

Cause Gallery Group Art Show Jan 10th, 2015

Preston M. Smith, Amber Kartes, Mara Devereux, Bianca Hemerik, Richard S. Chow, William R. Brun, Chandra B. Brun, John Dingler, Kenzi Shiokava, Hilary Bond, John Lam, Michael Wingo and Angelica Soto-Mayor.

6-10pm Saturdays
12-8pm Sun-Fri
Anytime by appointment

“Showroom of Compassion” Group art show December 13th 2014

I’m having another opening tonight, a little different from usual.  Going to call this show “Showroom of Compassion” one of my favorite CDs by Cake.

Group show starts tonight at 6pm and runs till the last person leaves. Artists: Mara Devereux, Bianca Hemerik, Richard S. Chow, William R. Brun, Chandra B. Brun, John Dingler, Kenzi Shiokava, Hilary Bond, John Lam, Michael Wingo, Alphonso Acosta and Angelica Soto-Mayor.

Merry holidays and do something incredible for someone else.

Frank Takaki

Cause Gallery

959 N.Hill St. Los Angeles CA 90012


November 8th “Sceneggiata Biers” by John Dingler and group show

Hello Friends,

I invite you to attend a reception at the Cause Art Gallery tomorrow

I will have approx eight Sceneggiata Biers on display. They are so cute, no? They are made of aluminum, acrylic sheet, skeletal personage, plastic gems, and some Sharpie pen drawing. Of the ten in this series, the Cause Art Gallery will have them on display beginning at 6PMtomorrow at which time the reception will commence.

The reception: 6PM tomorrow

Cause Art Gallery,

959 N. Hill St.

Chinatown Art District, Los Angeles, CA



Normal hours: Sat. 6-10 or by appointment.

I like them very much. All of the parts rest on top of, or lean against, one another, using no glue or any other adherant. When you lift them, all of the parts begin to slide away, separating, kind of like picking up spaghetti. In this sense, even though the solid aluminum bier which itself rests on top of a solid aluminum plinth, their character makes them as ephemeral and fragile as my life.


John Dingler, artist

See my latest work here:


Till death do us apart

Till death do us apart


Cause Gallery presents “Till death do us apart” by Janice Grinsell

Artist Janice Grinsell, Mara Devereux, Michael Wingo,Bianca Hemerik, Kenzi Shiokava, Hilary Bond, John Dingler, Richard S. Chow, William R. Brun and Angelica Soto-Mayor.

6-10pm 2nd Saturday night open every busy Saturday night.

September 13th, 2014 Group art show opening and movie screening

Starting a little earlier at 4pm, I will show a documentary produced by Brave New Films Robert Greenwald, “War on Whistleblowers”.  My featured artist political activist John Dingler will do a Q&A on the subject, his latest series of work is based on the whistle blowers.  My gallery is small, so my plan is to start showing at 4pm.  If more than 10 people show up,  I will show 10mins of the film and then have John Dingler do a Q&A, rotate a new set of viewers, till the last 10 people, then run the whole documentary.

Group art show will feature political activist artist John Dinglers artwork and his 1hr collection of videoettes.  Including artist Mara Devereux, Kenzi Shiokava, William R. Brun, Bianca Hemerik,Hilary Bond, Nance Broderzen, Linley, Angelica Soto-Mayor