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D*Face “Going Nowhere Fast” In Los Angeles

Posted on May 5, 2011

“Going Nowhere Fast” went somewhere with the pedal to the metal – mainly private collections. The almost sold out show at the Corey Helford Gallery in the Culver City section of LA flew out the door like a ’57 Chevrolet with tail fins last week so RISK, CRASH, and FREEDOM could take over the joint.

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D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The gorgeously mounted show by English street artist D*Face is fuel injected with Pop vernacular while kidnapping some Pop masters of the last half century with prankish lo-brow witticism.  Driving with almost surgical precision and fastidious attention to detail D*Face slickly amuses with Lichtenstein cells and flying knives, customized Warhol warping, and a mounted Hot Rod skull butterfly collection. For his fans these now familiar cruelly clever customizations by D*Face are amalgams of advertising-soaked memories and associations – a happy blast to an inexact past, graphic images afloat in the timeless area of a citizen/consumer mind.

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Nearly a nightmare to assemble, this flying knife installation hovered like cheery racing death above visitors heads at Corey Helford. The price tag for this sculpture included it’s installation by the artist himself. The gallery would be   flying the artist to Australia to install this piece in its new home.  D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The knives were each cast in plastic out of a mold that the artist created.  D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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There’s no business like death business. D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A thrilling reinterpretation of Warhol and MJ. D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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D*Face. Culver City, CA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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