- By Cynthia Lum
- Photo Courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery
The creative Dosshaus duo of Zoey Taylor and David Connelly, artists whose work blends painting, sculpture, photography, fashion, video, and performance is premiering their most ambitious installation to date, transforming downtown LA’s Corey Helford Gallery into a 1960’s style flophouse hotel. The Paper-Thin Hotel is comprised of hundreds of individual pieces from the walls and floors themselves to furniture, beds, dressers, desk, phones, Kleenex boxes, wallets, room keys, every item, will be made entirely out of recycled cardboard hand painted to look like a black & white illustration.
Upon entering the gallery viewers are transported into the hotel lobby with the front desk, guest book, small rotary fan, the row of resident mailboxes, rack of room keys, elevator doors, the ratty chairs, the television, everything in view is painted in the same sketchy monochromatic style, giving the one the feeling that they have stepped out o their known reality and into a two dimensional drawing come to life. Moving past the lobby, viewers are able to wander through four hotel guest rooms each with a completely different environment featuring a myriad of cardboard artifacts giving viewers an immersive view into the lives of the hotel’s colorful denizens. A must-see!
Corey Helford Gallery is located at 571 S. Anderson in downtown LA.