These Predicaments, the latest collection of paintings by David Stoupakis, presents a fairy tale world that is more upside down than ever before. A giant little girl becomes larger than life; a prematurely aged young boy hosts a railroad of memories of events to come; a child is tied up with rope, hair alight, perched precariously on the edge of a tower of books, ready to fall into an abyss. Indeed, these predicaments and dilemmas are more dangerous than merely puzzling. A small piper sees what happens when the piping is too successful; an ice maiden is trapped in her own snow globe; none of the guests look very happy at a macabre last supper.
The David Stoupakis show runs through December 31 at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City.
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