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Between Butterflies – Joshua Petker (12 pieces)


Los Angeles-based artist Joshua Petker just finished exhibiting his latest show,”Between Butterflies,” at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California. Inspired by fashion and beauty, Petker is best known in the pop art world for his brightly colored muses.

“Look at Lady Gaga or more interestingly the people who admire her,” says Petker. “She creates new identities for herself. New contexts. Humans yearn to do this, – create meaning and context – and we admire those that do this visually. This show explores my interest in the fleeting identities based on fashion and beauty, the idea that a look, a style, or fame itself can be an identity with purpose. Or, for others of a religious nature, how their belief in what happens after life constructs their identity and purpose while alive.”

Joshua Petker's website
Corey Helford Gallery website

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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