Preview: Carlos Ramos at Corey Helford GalleryJuxtapoz // Monday, 23 Jun 2008
Corey Helford Gallery presents Natural History Museum Part I, a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist Carlos Ramos.
For his first solo show in Los Angeles, Ramos replicates the natural history museum experience for his audience, fusing the natural world with the art world. A series of twenty-four large-scale paintings based on classic grand dioramas and a special installation of skeletal structures will transform the gallery into an epicenter of flora and fauna.
The concept of the exhibition is based on Ramos’ childhood fascination with natural history museums and the “authoritative” impression they made on him growing up. Developing a show around a cohesive theme as well as expanding the size and scale of his work mark an exciting new direction for the artist, which has allowed him to explore environments and characters more freely than in the past.
Open to the public, the reception for Natural History Museum Part I will take place on Saturday, June 28, 2008 from 7 to 10pm and will be on view until July 16th, 2008.