Los Angeles-based artist Lola opens next week with a new solo exhibition called The Wondermental, a series of paintings that chronicle a young boy's journey into the unknown. Twenty-two acrylics make up the somewhat haunting fairytale narrative that depicts themes of innocence, self-discovery and independence. Lola's palette is darker than it has been, and this adds to the mystery that surrounds the group of tableaus. Sailing ship headgear, a teeny panda, a quasi-invisible bunny and characters with wide heads and the narrowest of ankles are all part of Lola's magical landscape.
The Wondermental opens on October 25 at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City and runs through November 12.