Coop Comes to Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Corey Helford Gallery presents the highly-anticipated solo exhibition of new works by celebrated Pop-artist Coop. Since 2006, Los Angeles has been on the waiting list for Coop’s next explosion of larger-than-life pop iconography, and his upcoming solo show of irreverent and outrageous fine art is sure to deliver. Bold and brazen does not begin to describe the parade of leering devils, voluptuous vixens, and hell-bound hot rods that dominate his electric acrylic-on-canvas paintings. Considered one of the pioneers of the Contemporary New Fine Art movement, Coop steps out from his arsenal of sin to unveil the next phase in his evolving creations of neo-Pop imagery. The reception for Coop is open to the public, and will take place on Friday, May 29 from 7 to 10pm. The show will be on view until June 20, 2009. 

Natalia Fabia In The Flesh

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 20, 2009
Natalia Fabia was just interviewed in her Los Angeles studio while in the midst of a racy photo shoot for one of her paintings. Fresh off her solo show, Hooker DreamEscape at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, Natalia is known for her bright and bold oil paintings of sexy ladies in fantastical environments. We could go on and on describing her dazzling work, but we’ll allow her to speak for herself here. Then learn even more about this diva (and why she has the cutest police mug shot we've seen in ages) by reading her great answers to our 20 Questions here.  

Back Talk with Luke Chueh

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Los Angeles artist Luke Chueh, (Juxtapoz #91) has plans to take over Corey Helford Gallery this Friday, March 20th with his visually arresting paintings of visciousy adorable animals in the solo show, From Light Cometh Darkness. But first we pulled the artist out of the studio to answer 20 Questions. This designer, illustrator, and painter was born in Philadelphia, raised in Fresno, and now lives in Los Angeles, where he has build a steady career fashioning his unique “cute meets brute” artistry. Employing minimal color schemes, simple animal characters, and a seemingly endless list of ill-fated situations, Chueh stylistically balances nature with society. In walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy, Chueh forces the viewer to reconsider previously held notions of nature versus nurture.

Gary Baseman's "La Noche de la Fusion" at Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2009
La Noche de la Fusion, Gary Baseman's next solo show, opens Saturday, May 2nd at Corey Helford Gallery. Be sure to save the date to attend this one-of-a-kind celebration, as it ensures to be a night like no other. . .this isn't just a regular art show reception. It's a celebration, a ceremony, a unique experience. La Noche de la Fusion’s debut will feature women in Baseman-inspired Carnivale costumes, live music, Baseman characters coming to life, and a sacrificial ceremony during the opening reception. The artist “guarantees you've never seen anything like this.” Or maybe you have...the influences for this show can be found the world over, inspired by Baseman's round-the-world travels in 2008 and 2009. It's a night of fusing and melting cultures, of blurring lines of reality, of melting the walls and forces that hold one back, it's La Noche de la Fusion. More on Gary Baseman at garybaseman.com More on La Noche de la Fusion at coreyhelfordgallery.com

Chris Anthony To Take Over Corey Helford Gallery Special Exhibition Space in LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 16, 2009
Chris Anthony is back and we couldn’t be happier. Venice, the solo exhibition of new works by award-winning Los Angeles photographer Chris Anthony, comes to the Corey Helford Gallery Special Exhibition Space March 28th thru April 18th, 2009, with a reception on March 28th from 7?10pm. For Anthony’s third solo show with the Gallery, the artist creates an extraordinary world in flux where the moody tides of fact and fiction converge. As global warming causes ocean levels to rise and the melting of Antarctic Ice sheets, a mysterious sinking civilization is unveiled, entitled Venice.

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 11, 2009
From Light Cometh Darkness, the highly-anticipated exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist Luke Chueh, (Juxtapoz #91) will take over Corey Helford Gallery starting next Friday, March 20th, 2009. Get ready. Blood-soiled rabbits? Vomiting polar bears? Yes, meet the master of "balancing cute with brute." Capturing Chueh’s dark humor, his first solo show at the Gallery will feature paintings and drawings that are as sweet as they are vicious. Adorable bears, monkeys and rabbits find themselves in disturbing and ironic narratives that playfully weave light and dark elements. For “From Light Cometh Darkness”, Chueh pushes himself technically, stylistically and narratively. Follow the rest of the story here..

Natalia Fabia Rocks Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 06, 2009
No, that's not a photo you see below; it's an oil painting by the lovely Natalia Fabia (shown above, center). Impressive, isn't it? Following her widely acclaimed 2008 exhibition, Hooker Safari, Fabia’s second solo show at Corey Helford Gallery solidified her role as a major player in the contemporary art game. Continuing her tales of seduction, Natalia's new works reveal forbidden desires and secret fantasies of her modern-day belle de jours in strikingly detailed paintings. From the long line of fans wrapping around the Gallery all night long to get a glimpse at Natalia's solo Hooker DreamEscape, it's safe to say that the artist hit a homerun on this one. Read and see more right this way...

Two New Natalai fabia Prints Available

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 06, 2009
Natalia Fabia has two new prints off the press of images from her current show, Hooker DreamEscape at at Corey Helford Gallery. Both Pool Party (above) and Nap (below) are available from the Gallery and are limited to 50 of each print, which is signed and numbered by the lovely artist. Natalia’s show is already almost completely sold out (which, if you didn’t realize is pretty damn tough to do in a recession) so grab your own bit of Natalia’s talent and snag a print of her stunning new work. Details at www.nataliafabia.com

Lola's "Natural Beauties" & "Superschool" Group Showing at Copro Nason

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 26, 2009
The lovely Lola has been quite the busy bee lately. Fresh off her recent solo exhibition The Wondermental at Corey Helford Gallery, she now has another solo, Natural Beauties, slated at CoproNason Gallery. The Natural Beauties exhibition finds Lola exploring the unique worlds of supposed 'outcast' elements in nature. These intricately rendered paintings provide a rich context for the artist to pursue the truly soft and gentle essences of these shy creatures. Along with her solo exhibit, Lola worked closely with the gallery to curate a group exhibition called Superschool. The exhibition boasts an impressive array of master painters in the new contemporary style, including: Travis Louie, Gary Baseman, sas Christian, Chet Zar, Day May, Amy Sol, Mia, Nathan Spoor, Heiko Mueller, Martin Wittforth (work shown below), and more. Impressive. Both shows open to the public on Saturday, Match 7th, 2009. Grab more info at www.copronason.com

Back Talk with Natalia Fabia

Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 15, 2009
Natalia Fabia is the latest victim we attacked with our game of Back Talk. Not only is Natalia a rad young woman and a spectacular artist, she has a solo show, Hooker DreamEscape, coming up this Saturday, February 21st at Corey Helford Gallery.   Inspired by everything from punk rock and tattoos to glitter and beautiful women, Natalia’s paintings are like diving into a fantasy world inhabited by sexy ladies in surreal environments. Natalia may look like a sweet innocent young lady, but she’s also got a little bit if a naughty streak in her (ever seen her portrait for Heroes & Villains? Wink, wink) so get down and dirty with the fabulous artist and check out Back Talk with Miss Natalia Fabia.

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