Natalia Fabia, who is without a doubt one of our favorite hookers (and we don’t use that term loosely) will be opening her third solo show later this evening at Corey Helford Galleryin Culver City. Following upon the overwhelming successes of theclassically trained painter’s previous two shows, “A FashionableAftertaste Without End” continues upon the artist’s exploration offeminine identity and empowerment in a glitzy and glamorous world.
Forher third show, Fabia has looked to the horizon and focuses on thecompelling subject of “kawaii” (Japanese for “adorable”). A term thatrose to prominence in the ’80s, “kawaii” has become a culturalphenomenon and identity for many Japanese girls as an image based oncuteness and the adorable; Fabia has re-interpreted the concept andpresents a world in which these girls have begun to outgrow theirSanrio and find an identity of their own. As Fabia’s subjects evolveso does the artist’s repertoire. In addition to the dozen oilpaintings, expect a six foot chandelier with one hundred hand craftedfigurines and thousands of Swavorski crystals, a glittery and glamorousinstallation you don’t have to be a hooker to love.
Photograph of Natalia courtesy of Darla Teagarden