Saturday Night in Culver City

By Peggy Roalf   Friday August 10, 2007

Take a summer reading list penned by creative minds and mix it up with a summer group art show and if you're lucky, you get Literartistry.

An exhibition of art inspired by the favorite books of contemporary artists opens this Saturday at the Corey Helford Gallery. From highbrow (Lord of the Flies by William Golding; Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski) to pulp fiction (The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson) to the macabre tale of a ghoulish but close-knit carnival family (Geek Love by Katherine Dunn), literature of all kinds is the inspiration for new work by more than 50 artists here.


Among those featured are: Jason Shawn Alexander, Erik Alos, Chris Anthony, Chris Conn Askew, Attaboy, Anthony Ausgang, Lauren Bergman, Andrew Brandou, Dave Burke, Paul Chatem, Greg Clarke, Amy Crehore, Camilla d'Ericco, Jason Dugan, Korin Faught, Sarah Folkman, Melissa Forman, Andrew Foster, Lauren Gardiner, Andrew Hem, Michael Hussar, Stella Im Hultberg, Mari Inukai, Wednesday Kirwan, Kukula, Joe Ledbetter, Tiffany Liu, Kevin Llewellyn, Lola, Jeff McMillan, Lisa Moneypenny Murray, Tom Neely, Joe O'Neill, Alex Pardee, Kevin Peterson, Joshua Petker, Carlos Ramos, Sergio Rebia, Joey Remmers, Lesley Reppeteaux, Isabel Samaras, Mijn Schatje, Nathan Spoor, Bob Staake, Gin Stevens, David Stoupakis, Cassandra Szekely, Heidi Taillefer, The Pizz, Sage Vaughn, Amanda Visell, David VonDerLinn, and Jasmine Worth.

The opening reception for Literartistry will take place on Saturday, August 11 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Upstairs, the Gallery's loft space will be transformed into a classic library stocked with titles featured in the show. Guests will have the opportunity to check out the artists' favorite books for their own reading enjoyment. The exhibition will remain on view at Corey Helford Gallery until September 1, 2007. Please check the website for details.