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Nouar and Joshua Petker at Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Opening June 11, 2011, Nouar and Joshua Petker will both celebrate solo exhibitions at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California. For Nouar, Internally Yours will be her first solo show with Helford, featuring "three-dimensional sugary confections, gelatin dessert molds and a bright, beguiling color palette that lure the viewer in."

"Internally Yours represents the idea of confi nement, submission and eternity,” Nouar explains. “Sometimes, we find ourselves in situations we don’t want to be in. It feels like the world has swallowed us up whole.”

For Joshua Petker, he will be showing Celluloid Constellations in the upstairs gallery. Using acrylic and ink, Petker re-imagined Joan Crawford, Audrey Hepburn and Frances Farmer, among others, in his dreamy if haunting aesthetic. In his painting “Ginger Rogers Without Makeup,” the subject is decorated with bursts of color and unsettling smeared lipstick, but the composition is softened by the careful use of textured negative space.

Nouar & Joshua Petker
June 11—June 29, 2011
Corey Helford Gallery
Culver City, California


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