Mercedes Helnwein: Temptation To Be Good

 Mercedes Helnwein,  Alice II , 2010, oil pastel on paper, 52” x 44”

Mercedes Helnwein, Alice II, 2010, oil pastel on paper, 52” x 44”

An exhibition of new work by Mercedes Helnwein opens November 13th at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. The show will include paintings, drawings, and a video projection. The gallery says that Helnwein is “influenced by Southern Gothic traditions, the cartoons of Robert Crumb, Nineteenth Century Russian literature, American Motel culture, and the Delta Blues… [her] style is a subtle balance of humor and quietly bizarre, cinematic suspense.”

Mercedes Helnwein: Temptation To Be Good
November 13 – December 11, 2010
Opening reception hosted by Beck: November 13th, 8 – 11 PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Meredith Hudson