Natalia Fabia opening at Corey Helford…

After taking in the KAWS show up the road, we headed out to the take in the opening night of Natalia Fabia‘s Hooker DreamEscape. This new series of paintings are another huge step forward in Natalia’s ongoing evolution as a fine artist. Just stunning.

The one and only Natalia Fabia with Shawn from Thinkspace (above).

Our favorite piece of the show (above). The piece brought back her use of collage in the dress, and we just loved it. In the past she used to use old beer labels and more to great effect via collaged backgrounds, so we were thrilled to see it making a bit of a return in this new series.

Some other works from the show that really got our attention…

View from up top in the loft, looking down on the crowd through the sea of laser-cut acrylic chandeliers that Natalia created for the opening (these too were available for sale)…

While we were getting ready to leave and continue our art adventure (more on that in the following post), we noticed that Tyra Banks made her way into the show. I tried to grab a shot, but she saw me and quickly ducked behind her entourage. She wasn’t accepting any photos, not even with Natalia for the gallery, as she felt under dressed/without makeup… (got the above somewhat blurry shot off though)… pretty crazy having someone like Tyra attend.
Congrats to Natalia on an amazing new series of work!!!
“Hooker DreamEscape” featuring new works from Natalia Fabia
On view through March 14th @ Corey Helford Gallery
(8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City)

Natalia Fabia tonight @ Corey Helford in Culver City…

Natalia Fabia

Hooker DreamEscape

Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 21st 7 to 10PM
Corey Helford Gallery (8522 Washington Blvd. in Culver City)

Having hosted Natalia’s debut solo show back in July of 2006, we can’t wait to see the continuation of the Hooker series tomorrow night… come on out and support!

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Thurs, Jan. 22nd – Sun, Jan. 25th (see site for full details)
FADA present the 14th annual Los Angeles Art Show
LA Convention Center / 1201 S. Figueroa Street in downtown LA (new location)
Featuring over 150 prominent galleries from around the globe, exhibiting for sale a vast array of art – over 15,000 works of art will be on view at this internationally acclaimed event
Full details, admission and hours at:

Fri, Jan. 23rd – Sun, Jan. 25th (see site for full details)
3021 Airport Avenue / The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica / Info: 213.633.5361 (new location) Featuring over 60 local, national, and international galleries filling over 35,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space
Full details, admission and hours at:

Sat, Jan. 24th 7-10PM
Robert Berman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space C2 in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.315.1937
“Hunting and Gaming” featuring new works from Vanessa Prager (* work shown above) and Kathy Grayson
(On view through Feb. 14th)

Sat, Jan. 24th 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
“Tracking The Wounded” featuring new works from Joey Remmers + new works from Devin Crane in the loft

Sat, Jan. 24th 5-9PM
Monkeyhouse Toys and Art Gallery
1618 ½ Silver Lake Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.662.3437
“I Heart LA Show” featuring works from 13:11, Douglas Alvarez, Catherine Brooks, Delphia, Patrick Haemmerlein, Walt Hall, Snow Mack, Misha, Miss Wendy, Smear, Jeremy Szuder, Josh Taylor, Paul Torres, Zoso and more

Sat, Jan. 24th 7-10PM
New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.654.2192
“15th Anniversary Show” with works from Faile, Bast, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, Deanna Templeton, Megan Whitmarsh, Antonio Diaz, Rich Jacobs, Skullphone, Caroline Hwang, Neck Face, Jamie Williams, The Date Farmers, Kelsey Brookes, Jo Jackson, Anthony Lister, Cleon Peterson, and David Ellis – please note this will take place in the vacant space next door to their main gallery

Sat, Jan. 24th 5-7PM ($8 admission)
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA, 92054 / 760.435.3720 (20 miles north of San Diego on the coast) “Lowbrow Art: Nine San Diego Pop Surrealists” featuring the works of Mary Fleener, Scott Saw, Tim McCormick, Scrojo (Craig Haskett), Jason Sherry, Charles Glaubitz, Ron Wharton, Pamela Jaeger and Jen Trute – complete with wine and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres prepared by OMA’s own Culinary Arts Council (On view through May 24th)

Sat, Jan. 24th 5-8PM
Patrick Painter Inc.
“I Feel Nothing” new works from Christoph Schmidberger
(On view through Feb. 28th)

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