Julius Eastman is an artist, DJ, dad and creative force living in California’s Antelope Valley. He has been actively showing his work, appearing at MOAH, the Modern Tea House, Sagebrush Cafe, and working with the Art Around group in Lancaster. In his paintings the landscape is both subject and object, it’s a pliant and mental thing. A rebel music seems to pulse with psychedelic-street sounds, and symbols maintain a power that Eastman seems to both feed and resist. You could call it cultural landscaping, because it seems like Eastman is contemplating a way to negotiate the line between sacred and secular, but doing it in the tones of popular culture; taking, in his way, a black and white world and rendering it in color.