Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC 1.14.12 – Last weekend I attended Natalia Fabia‘s new exhibit entitled “Punk Rock Rainbow Sparkle” at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. This was the LA based artists highly anticipated first solo showing in New York. The oil paintings in this series were loosely based off photographs taken in New York, Philadelphia and Asbury Park [namely Adam Wallacavage and Steve Prue].
Natalia says “Punk rock is one of my true loves. Punk to me is an attitude, a lifestyle. Punk is a middle finger, punk is do-it-yourself, do what you want. It’s a kind of freedom. I’m attracted to my subjects for having that quality. This attitude is what I wanted to convey in this series. My models (many of which are friends) are all tough, independent, strong, fun, hard working, talented, tattooed and stylishly dressed. I look at punk rock as being dirty and rough, yet sparkly and enticing at the same time, and that’s the theme of my paintings.”
The exhibit was packed on opening night with fans, friends, family, musicians, artists and collector’s. Many of Natalia’s friends flew out from LA to show her some love. Some notable guests included Jay Bentley, Megan Massacre, Brandi Milne, Sylvia Ji, Gary Baseman, Adam Wallacavage, Steve Prue, Korin Faught, Jeremy Hush and Jan Helford. Natalia was in attendance…and preggo…All the best with the baby and congrats again on your fabulous show!
Please check out the slideshow for my opening night gallery photos.
The exhibit runs through February 11, 2012.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10011
Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
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