Photos: Brandi Milne at Corey HelfordJuxtapoz // Thursday, 27 Dec 2007
Photos and words courtesy of the gallery
"Let's Eat Cake"
"The Party's Spoiled"
"Twins Love It Too"
Lola & Nathan Spoor
Van Arno, Craola, Jason Maloney, Brandi Milne, Kukula and Chris Anthony
Bruce Helford with actress Masiela Lucha
Brandi Milne with collector, Sybil Martinez
Buff Monster & Remy
Gallery guests enjoy cotton candy
Corey Helford Gallery's Richard Scarry and Bruna
Born and raised in Anaheim, California, Brandi Milne was influenced by the sights and sounds of the 1970's, including 8-track tapes and paisley dresses. Growing up, her interests turned to the Far East, studying its fashions and cultures. Milne's artwork represents a melding of these two very different genres while embracing beauty and aesthetic over message and propaganda. Milne has shown at numerous galleries in Southern California including CoproNason, Thinkspace, Gallery 1988, and La Luz de Jesus. For more information about the artist, please visit www.brandimilne.com
Upstairs in the loft, guest artist Jeremiah Ketner will present a series of new paintings that complement the candyland theme. Some say the Chicago-based artist adds sugar to his paint when he creates his assemblages of muted tones, non-dimensional forms, flower like shapes, and charming little creatures. He draws inspiration from Japanese aesthetics, packaging design, magazine ads and urban graffiti and has exhibited in group shows in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Houston, and Detroit. For more information about the artist, please visit smallandround.com. The reception for Sugar and Silence took place on Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 10pm. The exhibition will be on view until December 29.