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.”