Natalia Fabia's Hooker Safari

I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Los Angeles last weekend, staying there November 9th through the 11th. My main goal for the trip was to go to an art showing, Hooker Safari as presented by Natalia Fabia.

I should preface this by saying that Natalia is one of the most amazing artist's that I have ever seen. She uses many mediums to convey her message. From oils to cutouts to necklaces to dresses, she uses it all. Her Hooker Safari exhibit was being shown at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibit opened on November 10th and will be showing through December 3rd.

The opening was a fantastic time. I got there shortly after it opened and the place was already packed. The theme of the works was "Hooker Safari", where "Fabia takes the viewer on an African expedition where glamorous women are the wildlife." Some viewers arrived in complete safari garb and ten models were there dressed in animal like costumes to complete the setting. I stayed for a few hours, getting a chance to really take in all of the paintings and mingle. At this point, the gallery was full and people were waiting to get in. I said goodbye to everyone and was on my way.

Twenty one paintings in total were shown, as well as a collection of six graphite sketches and six of the limited edition Hooker Medallions, medallions based on the painted works and hand crafted by Natalia. If you have not gotten a chance to see her works, make sure to go to the gallery and experience them firsthand.

The Natalia Fabia sign in the art gallery.
The marquee at the gallery.
Natalia Fabia standing and smiling.
Natalia Fabia.
Natalia Fabia standing next to a painting of an elephant.
Natalia with one of her works.
A painting of multiple women laying on top of one another.
"Safari Girl Pile"
A painting of a woman in a white dress laying on the floor.
"The Emerald Peafowl Queen"
A colorful painting of an elephant standing.
"Wonderful Wild Beast"
All of the patrons standing in the gallery, looking at paintings.
The patrons viewing the works. I am in the upper left.
Andy Dick and Natalia Fabia standing together.
Andy Dick and Natalia Fabia.
A line of people outside of the art gallery.
The line waiting to get in and see the works.