Thursday, December 8, 2016

"Barbie, the Plastic Religion" by Pool & Marianela heads to LA gallery

By Andy Smith
Mattell's Ken doll as Hindu god Krishna
Barbie as Hindu god Kalli
LOS ANGELES, CA---Two years ago, artists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini debuted the show “Barbie, the Plastic Religion,” garnering press worldwide for Barbie and Ken doll versions of Biblical characters. Now, the show comes to La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles with new additions. Through Dec. 31, the gallery shows the models, two new paintings, 12 Via Crucis altarpieces, a nativity scene, more than a dozen smaller gold leaf paintings, a Barbie Porsche 911 with Ken as Krishna, Jesus, and Buddha. [link]