D*Face Solo Show at the Corey Helfrod Gallery

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.

D*Face’s “Going Nowhere Fast” opening night reception, Saturday April 9 from 7:30pm to 10pm at the Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Boulevard, Culver City. The exhibit runs until April 27.

Photo courtesy Lord Jim via the Blogging LA Flickr pool.

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