Juxtapoz // Monday, September 29, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery presents Black Sugar, a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist Joshua Petker opening this Saturday, October 4th, 2008.
For his first solo show in LA, as well as at Corey Helford, Petker creates an ethereal world filled with mysterious muses and enchanting sirens that is as colorful and opulent as the neon palette he paints from.
Influenced by history, fashion, and the pursuit of beauty, the artist infuses his imagery with a potent mix of lost love, stolen hearts, sexual longing, and spiritual death.
Black Sugar reveals a secret garden filled with Petker’s signature dark flowers, while expanding the visual vocabulary of his landscapes with the introduction of new elements such as unicorns, butterflies and wolves.
The exhibition will feature Petker’s acrylic-on-panel works in a larger size and scale than before, as well as unveil a limited-edition giclee print available in four colorways.
Black Sugar opens to the public on Saturday, October 4 from 7 to 10pm, and the exhibition will be on view until October 22, 2008.
Check out a special preview of some of Petker’s work in Black Sugar here…