LA///SYLIVA JI’S LOVELY LADIES OF THE UNDEAD…

February 29, 2008  |  art, Openings, San Francisco

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LA-based painter SYLVIA JI‘s morbidly beautiful women are as alluring as they are complex, and when a new army of them went on display at Culver City’s COREY HELFORD GALLERY late last week, they were greeted by a throng of adoring fans who fell hard for their noir charms. Titled “Por Vida“ the new show of acrylic on wood paintings, many of them large-scale, further explores 26-year-old Ji’s fascination with love, death, and fleeting beauty, all colored with heavy doses of symbolic imagery for good measure. A veritable who’s-who of the LA art scene turned out to support our girl who sold the gig out in no time at all. HAVE A LOOK:

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Miss Ji looking mad tough with Henry Lewis…

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Badass painter Nathan Spoor & Lola…

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Miss Ji flying solo…

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The crush…

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Syliva & portrait artist Shawn Barber…

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Artists Carlos Ramos & Juliet Sofeu…

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Painter of women Josh Petker & Miss Ji are kindred spirits…

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