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The Multi-Plane Show

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 01 Dec 2009

Corey Helford Gallery presents The Multi-Plane Show. The gallery’s largest group show of 2009 brings together its favorite artists from the new contemporary fine art movement to pay tribute to the early days of animation.

For this unique exhibition, each artist created an original painting using the multi-plane, which was made famous by pioneer animators Ub Iwerks, Max Fleischer, Bill Garrity, and Walt Disney. Consisting of three individual surfaces housed in a custom-made frame, the multi-plane creates depth and a three-dimensional effect through two glass foreground layers and a background wood panel.


Los Angeles artist Natalia Fabia, known for her paintings of sultry and seductive women, notes, “I was excited to translate my traditional form of painting into a 3-D format as well as challenged by this new way of executing my work.”

Artist and animator Carlos Ramos (Creator of The X’s and Annie Award winner for Chalkzone) adds “working on my multi-plane piece was an engaging way to revisit animation’s beginnings and experiment with this cool, old-school medium.”

The show features an unparalleled lineup of artists, including Todd Schorr, Gary Baseman, COOP, Tim Biskup, Sylvia Ji, Ron English and Tokidoki. And for this landmark exhibition, Corey Helford Gallery partnered with London’s StolenSpace Gallery to feature works by some of England’s sought-after contemporary artists D*Face, and Chloe Early.

Open to the public, the reception for The Multi-Plane Show takes place on Saturday, December 12, and the show will be on view until December 17, 2009.

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