This may or may not be the biggest thing since Banksy brought an elephant to a Downtown warehouse: starting Saturday, UK street/pop culture/etc artist D*Face will be showing off a “multi-media vault of aPOPcalyptic new works” in a solo exhibit at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. D*Face has quite a portfolio – from the above street art that graced downtown in 2009 to the cover of a Christina Aguilera album to a (solicited) portrait of the pope. For his “Going Nowhere Fast” exhibit, he’ll showcase new works more or less connected to theme of celebrity and our fascination with it. Charlie Sheen’s 1 million+ Twitter followers, are you listening?
There also will be an installation entitled “Flutterflies”, in which actual bugs meet spray can caps. Tying everything together, D*Face told Brand X that they’ll try to resurrect “three celebrities from the grave in a séance before the opening reception.” Whether or not those specific celebrities are resurrected, I’m guessing there will be a ghost of someone floating around throughout the night. Maybe the dead bugs will buzz back in to see how their bodies are now being used, kind of like how I imagine the spirits haunt the Body Worlds exhibits. Anyway, the exhibit runs until April 27, but – and fair warning – the seance seems to be a one-time only deal.
Photo courtesy Lord Jim via the Blogging LA Flickr pool.