A Glamorous Jungle Pageant
Opening Reception Saturday, November 10, 2007 from 7‑10pm
On View November 10 - December 3, 2007
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present Hooker Safari: A Glamorous Jungle Pageant, a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist Natalia Fabia. This will be Fabia’s first solo show at the Gallery, and her most ambitious exhibition to date. Hooker Safari marks a new direction in the artist’s style and technique, while retaining the seductive and provocative imagery that she is known for. Fabia takes the viewer on an African expedition where glamorous women are the wildlife: a seductress and her panther prepare for the kill, a herd of girls relax in a savanna, and a glamazon perches in her tree. The show will feature twenty oil-on-panel paintings, numerous drawings and an exotic vine installation of entangled chandeliers, flowers, bugs, and glitter. Opening night will also include the debut of Hooker Medallions, limited-edition wearable works of art from Fabia’s jewelry line Hookerfeathers. Also, heightening the atmosphere of safari and celebration will be the appearance of “Charon Nogues and Her Beasts of Burden”, featuring ten Los Angeles models who will be dressed in a collection of custom, sexy animalesque costumes designed by stylist Charon Nogues. Open to the public, the reception for Hooker Safari will take place on Saturday, November 10 from 7 to 10pm, and the show will be on exhibit until December 3, 2007.
Natalia Fabia is of Polish descent and was raised in Southern California where she graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Inspired by light, color, punk rock music, hot chicks and sparkles, Fabia is fascinated with “hookers”, which fuels her paintings of sultry women. Her work has been featured in numerous gallery exhibitions including Thinkspace Gallery, M Modern and The Shooting Gallery. She has been featured in Angeleno, Juxtapoz, and New York Arts magazine as well as appearances on Miami Ink, Fox 11 News and Indie 103.1. For more information about the artist, please visit www.nataliafabia.com.