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…

Matt Furie (@ New Image Art this Sat)
Opening on February 19th (Noon – 5PM / $10 admission)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.440.4500
“ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age Of Comic Books 1938-1950” – guest curated by Jerry Robinson, part of the original Batman team and a lifelong professional cartoonist
(On view through August 9th)

Sat, Feb. 21st 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
“Hooker Dreamscape” featuring new works from Natalia Fabia
(On view through March 14th)

Sat, Feb. 21st 5-7PM
Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space B-5A at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.453.9191
“Molten Kin” – new works from Rachell Sumpter
(On view through March 21st)

Sat, Feb. 21st 6-8PM
Honor Fraser
2622 S. La Cienega Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.837.0191
“The Long Way Home” featuring new works from KAWS
(On view through April 4th)

Sat, Feb. 21st 6-9PM
Kopeikin Gallery

8810 Melrose Ave in West Hollywood / 310.385.5894
‘Beautiful/Decay A To Z’ – issue Z release and special exhibition in celebration of reaching issue ‘Z’, Beautiful/Decay has curated a special show featuring 26 artists including the likes of Robbie Conal, Gary Taxali, Skwak, Aya Kato, Aaron Noble, Jacob Magraw, Suntek Chung and many more – come on out and give B/D some well earned love and support.

Sat, Feb. 21st 7-10PM
New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.654.2192
“Yeah, The F*cking Crap Of Life…” featuring new works from Megan Whitmarsh plus new works from Matt Furie (*pictured above) and C.F. in the project room with a performance from Dolphin Force
(On view through March 21st)