Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 29, 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. More information after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 15, 2011
Today meaning Saturday, January 15, 2011. What we have always enjoyed about Alex Pardee, besides the immense talent and body of work in film, fine art, and commercial endeavors is his ability to enjoy his fans. That is why we applaud his signing at Corey Helford Gallery today, for which his Vertigo exhibition opened last week. Information after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 07, 2011
The Alex Pardee Vertigo Festival continues, and it keeps adding new parts and interesting things to look at and watch along the way. Now, Alex had Director/Producer/Writer Stephen Reedy film and produce the video trailer for Veritgo, Alex's concept show opening up at Corey Helford Gallery tomorrow night, January 8th. Watch it after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 07, 2011
If there wasn't reason enough to go and see Alex Pardee's solo show, Vertigo, at Corey Helford Gallery this Saturday night, they are going to be giving away free mini-prints to the first 500 people who make it out to the opening. That is very kind, like a party-favor, and you remember as a kid only going to the birthday parties with the absolute best party favors. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 03, 2011
On the near eve of his major solo show at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California, Alex Pardee speaks exclusively to Juxtapoz about the work that has gone into Vertigo. The show opens this Saturday night, January 8th, and as Alex says in the interview below, "My ‘VERTIGO’ show is inspired by a famous big game hunter from Kenya named Caleb 'Verti' Parker." The full interview after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 03, 2011
We will be publishing an exclusive interview with Alex Pardee on the occasion of his major solo show, Vertigo, at Corey Helford Gallery in the coming days, but we wanted to also show a few images that Alex sent us this past weekend. As Alex says, "I'm going a little crazy but the craziness is overshadowed by excitement for a number of reasons. This show marks my first time showing acrylic painting." A few images after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 02, 2011
Corey Helford Gallery presents new works by ALEX PARDEE “Vertigo” A Decade of Hunting Nightmares Opening Reception Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 7-10pm On View January 8 - January 26, 2011 Corey Helford Gallery is proud to open 2011 with “Vertigo: A Decade of Hunting Nightmares”, by California artist Alex Pardee. Coming off his work on the 2011 feature ?lm release, “Sucker Punch”, where Pardee partnered with ?lm-maker Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. Entertainment to create original artwork for the ?lm as well as art direction for the marketing campaign, Pardee has created “Vertigo”, his most ambitious art exhibition to date. In his ?rst solo at Corey Helford Gallery, the artist unveils the art of capturing nightmares with a collection of thirteen acrylic-on-cradled wood panel paintings, which are physical representations of darkly intense dream-state visions in the unique Pardee style. Each painting is accompanied by a framed document chronicling the nightmare’s history, as related by world-famous nightmare hunter, Verti Parker, who inspired Pardee to create the exhibition. Also on display throughout the gallery will be a series of artifacts and evidence from the famous nightmare hunter’s archive, including the actual music box he used to exorcise nightmares from patients, as well as an eight-foot taxidermy monster from Verti’s very ?rst nightmare hunt. For an exhibition as unusual as this, embracing the exploration of the feelings of anxiety and terror experienced during a nightmare, Pardee approached his creative process in a new manner: ?rst, conceptualizing his subject, outlining its story (which you can read here) and then preparing detailed black–and-white line art drawings followed with multiple washes of color. Pardee challenged himself, learning new perspectives and techniques, as well as employing acrylics as his chosen medium for the ?rst time. His wood panels are personally handmade and custom framed to enhance his subjects’ darker qualities. The weeks leading up to opening night, Verti Parker’s website www.vertiparker.com will unfold with new developments in the adventure of hunting nightmares. The reception for “Vertigo” is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, January 8 from 7 to 10pm. The show will be on view until January 26, 2011. The Building The Father The Gremlins About Alex Pardee Born in 1976, Alex Pardee is an American artist, writer and apparel designer from California. A pioneer in trans-media artistry, Pardee brings his unique style and aesthetic to many platforms, including numerous director credits for music, animation, and ?lm projects. He has collaborated with bands The Used, In Flames and hip-hop artist Cage, and on TV and ?lm projects, including Chadam to art direct marketing campaigns. Pardee is also the co-founder of successful creative collective ZEROFRIENDS, which through a series of national pop-up stores provides him and other notable artists a marketable retail extension of their artwork and storytelling. Pardee has exhibited in galleries worldwide and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about the artist, please visit www.eyesuckink.com. About Corey Helford Gallery Located in the Culver City Art District, Corey Helford Gallery was established in April 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer and creator, Bruce Helford (The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez, The Oblongs). Passionate art collectors, the Helfords are producers on the art documentary The Treasures of Long Gone John and have partnered to open their ?rst gallery. Corey Helford Gallery presents a wide range of artists, from members of the new ?ne art movement, such as Ron English, Josh Agle (SHAG), Buff Monster, COOP, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught, Sylvia Ji, Eric Joyner, Chloe Early, Ray Caesar, and award-winning photographer Chris Anthony, to early Modernist William S. Schwartz. Renowned for its notable exhibitions, the gallery has presented “Charity By Numbers”, which was co-curated by Gary Baseman and featured an unprecedented lineup of artists including Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Shepard Fairey, Todd and Kathy Schorr, Camille Rose Garcia, and Michael Hussar, as well as “La Noche de la Fusion”, an epic Carnivalesque festival and solo exhibition for Pervasive artist Gary Baseman. In 2010, Corey Helford Gallery partnered with Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery for the transatlantic collaboration “Art From The New World”, a world-class United Kingdom museum exhibition showcasing work by a formidable group of 49 of the ?nest emerging and noted American artists. Corey Helford Gallery presents new exhibitions approximately every four weeks. For more information and an upcoming exhibition schedule, please visit coreyhelfordgallery.com. Corey Helford Gallery 8522 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232 T: 310-287-2340 www.coreyhelfordgallery.com Open Tuesday - Saturday, Noon to 6:00pm
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 21, 2010
We just met Robert Bowen recently at the Zerofriends Collective pop-up shop in San Francisco, and really found the work to be quite striking and well executed. Our resident blogger Jeben Berg wanted to do a feature, and as Robert is a profile in the magazine this month, we just posted the interview that Jeben did. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 18, 2010
FIFTY24MX Gallery in Mexico City just opened their Minimart collective show with original artwork and limited edition prints from more than 20 international and local artists, including Alex Pardee, Charles Glaubitz, Sam Flores, Ericailcane, Rene Almanza, Saner, and Neck Face. The show opened last weekend and will be open through this weekend, Sunday, December 19th. More photos after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 09, 2010
To this day, the Jeremy Fish x Aesop Rock cover of Juxtapoz from December 2006 remains one of our most successful. And Aesop has contributed to the magazine in the past, with some great interviews, one being Tomer Hanuka. We just saw this performance Aesop gave at the ZeroFriends pop-up store in SF, when Alex Pardee and Co decided it would be a good idea to have a concert in a space no bigger than a closet. Watch after the jump . . .