Chris Anthony To Take Over Corey Helford Gallery Special Exhibition Space in LAJuxtapoz // Monday, 16 Mar 2009
Chris Anthony is back and we couldn’t be happier. Venice, the solo exhibition of new works by award-winning Los Angeles photographer Chris Anthony, comes to the Corey Helford Gallery Special Exhibition Space March 28th thru April 18th, 2009, with a reception on March 28th from 7?10pm.
For Anthony’s third solo show with the Gallery, the artist creates an extraordinary world in flux where the moody tides of fact and fiction converge. As global warming causes ocean levels to rise and the melting of Antarctic Ice sheets, a mysterious sinking civilization is unveiled, entitled Venice.
Inhabited by aquatic survivors and enchanting lost souls, Venice’s otherworldly atmosphere is heightened by Anthony’s signature aesthetic and technical artistry. Even better? Models and muses Emily Deschanel, Jacinda Barrett, Mercedes Helnwein and lead singer of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way and his wife Lindsey Way are featured in the photographs, adding their unique persona to the dramatic narratives.
The exhibition marks Anthony’s first major project shot outdoors, and his icy palette of greys and blues creates the illusion of an arctic climate, skillfully deceiving the balmy Venice Beach, California location where the series was photographed. In Anthony’s own words “Venice is a metaphor for a sinking city, deserving of nature’s wrath, leaving its citizens to tread water and explore new ways to sustain life on aquatic earth.”
Venice opens on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Corey Helford Gallery’s special exhibition space located at 6086 Comey Avenue in Los Angeles. The show is open to the public and will be on view until April 18, 2009.
Chris Anthony is an internationally recognized photographer who was awarded the 2007 Grand Prize in American Photo’s Images of the Year Competition for his Victims & Avengers series, which was shown in its entirety for the first time at Corey Helford Gallery in January 2007.
He has worked on commercial projects for numerous clients, including Sony Playstation 3 and “The Black Parade” for My Chemical Romance. Anthony’’s work has been featured in gallery exhibitions in Los Angeles, Stockholm, Washington D.C., London and San Francisco.
Born and raised in Stockholm, Anthony also briefly lived in Indianapolis and Florence. In his teens, he worked as a rock photographer and went on to direct music videos and commercials. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
For more information, please visit www.chris-anthony.com.
Corey Helford Gallery: Chris Anthony Venice
Opening Reception Saturday, March 28 2009 from 7?10pm
On View March 28 until April 18, 2009
Corey Helford Special Exhibition Space
6086 Comey Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034