Korin Faught and Joey Remmers at Corey Helford GalleryJuxtapoz // Friday, 26 Aug 2011
On September 3, Corey Helford Gallery will open two new exhibitions: Korin Faught's Voices of the Lake and Joey Remmers' Sheeps Clothing. Both artists will be showing new works in the gallery.
Since 2006, Los Angeles artist Korin Faught (works above and below) has exhibited with Corey Helford Gallery, and this September she will unveil her new solo exhibition entitled “Voices of the Lake.” Infusing her signature portraits of multiples with a modern style and timeless beauty, Faught’s work captures a composed elegance within each pool of reflection. Her feminine narratives feature a refined palette that spans from pale whites to dark neutrals, revealing layers of subtle textures and hidden details in between. Inspired by her own underwater photography, Korin brings her paintings above water, aligning herself with Victorian themes and painters from The Romantic era who sought to capture such classical values as chivalry and female fragility. Seen submerged or simply standing in shallow water, Faught’s subjects possess that elusive quality that leave one wondering who are the “Voices of the Lake?”
Accompanying Faught’s “Voices of the Lake,” the upstairs gallery will feature new works by artist Joey Remmers entitled, “Sheeps Clothing.” Returning to Corey Helford for his second solo exhibition, Remmers transforms elements from the psychological crime studies of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman into tranquil oil-on-panel tableaus that expose a darker side. Remmers notes, “I’ve always liked the idea and feel of peaceful, serene landscapes but laced with sinister, underlying themes.” His muted palette of desaturated tones is layered with splashes of vibrant hues, and for the exhibition, Remmers incorporates his profession as a tattoo artist into his paintings, adding ink-inspired embellishments throughout.
The opening receptions for “Voices of the Lake” and “Sheeps Clothing” take place on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Corey Helford Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public, and the exhibition will be on view through September 21, 2011.