Opening Tonight—"In the Nursery" at Corey Helford GalleryJuxtapoz // Saturday, 29 Jan 2011
Corey Helford Gallery, fresh off the closing of Alex Pardee's successful Vertigo show, is opening a new show, In the Nursery, tonight, January 29, in Culver City. The new group show continues the exploration and re-interpretation of Americana by twenty-six internationally acclaimed artists.
“In The Nursery” is a contemporary re-imagining of the lost art form of paintings and sculptures for children’s rooms and nurseries. Long before anime and Muppet posters, a number of noted artists concerned themselves with creating work for the one room of the household not usually decorated with fine art - the nursery. Frances Hook, who created the children’s portraits for the Northern Tissue labels in the 1950’s, and Margaret Keane, famous for her her wide-eyed animals and children, both created memorable and highly collectable works for children’s bed and play rooms. Prints taken from famous illustrated children’s books, such as Milne’s “Winnie The Pooh” and Jean de Brunhoff’s “Babar the Elephant”, and the beautifully detailed works of Edmund Dulac, Gustaf Tenggren and Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) also filled the nursery walls with the work of classically trained illustrators and artists.
Participating artists include Aiko, Chris Anthony, Tom Bagshaw, Shawn Barber, Scott G. Brooks, Ray Caesar, Sas & Colin Christian, Eine (work above), Korin Faught, Sarah Folkman, Paul Frank, Harma Heikins, Hush, Anita Kunz, Michael Mararian, Liz McGrath, Brandi Milne, Billy Norrby, Natalie Shau, Brendan Sharkey, Mike Stilkey, David Stoupakis, Sage Vaughn, Nick Walker, Martin Wittfooth, and Chet Zar.
In the Nursery
Opening Reception Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 7?10pm
On View January 29 - February 9, 2011
Corey Helford Gallery
Culver City, California