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
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.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Natalia Fabia’s fabulous show is only a week and a half away and needless to say, we’re more than hyped on escaping into her field of dreams, populated by her signature hookers (no, not like the ladies of the night; as in strong females). Take a look at this preview piece by Natalia, which will be debuted in her solo show, Hooker DreamEscape. What’s sweeter? The mountains of frosted delight or the sexy ruffled ladies? We’ll let you be the judge when you stop by the opening of her show at Corey Helford Gallery next Saturday, February 13th, 2009. More information on Natalia at www.nataliafabia.com
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Things got a little wild at Corey Helford Gallery for the recent opening of Joey Remmers' solo show, Tracking The Wounded, and Devin Crane’s solo in the loft, Love & Tears (both on view thru February 14th.) Just take one look above, that’s a great sight: an amazing piece of artwork with its respective creator Devin Crane alongside Penthouse Pet, Martina Warren. That’s just setting the tone, however, for a stellar opening which attracted the movers and shakers of the new fine art movement. There’s not much more that we love than re-capping the hottest shows coming from our favorite contemporary art galleries, and Corey Helford Gallery can consistently be relied upon to provide the best art, the best parties, and the best attendees in the game. Remmers’ newest work is simply haunting. Steeped in narrative depth, taking in his collection is like walking through an eerie yet beautiful story, full of impending doom and told with deceptively simple snapshots of moments that appear timeless. Remmers’ noticeable shift toward more softer, more subdued colors allows the composition of the pieces to really pop, even forcing our minds to create our own back-stories to each piece in an effort at connecting the artistic dots to fully comprehend a complex storyline. Just take a look at that piece, Tracking the Wounded, below. Where is that child going? Where is that blood from? These questions are unavoidable as one takes in painting after painting in Remmers’ Tracking The Wounded. Although Crane’s Love & Tears exhibit appears to be more light-hearted and playful in message, this DreamWorks animator makes sure to infuse his work with an emotional depth that can be rare to find in such pristine paintings so meticulously rendered it could be easy to assume they have been digitally altered. Make no mistake: Crane’s work is purely acrylic on panel and leaves one with a feeling of both heartache and humor that is obviously deepend by his background in film. The emotional pain of unrequited love painstakingly captured on each canvas is universal, yet we relish seeing it interpreted in such aesthetically pleasing, and funny, renditions in Love & Tears. Wish you could take in their stunning artwork while rubbing shoulders with the likes of Buff Monster, Carlos Ramos, Sybil Martinez, Van Arno, Adam Gaynor (former lead bass guitar in Matchbox 20), and others? Well you could have if you’d taken our advice and head over to Corey Helford for the opening reception for Remmers’ Tracking The Wounded and Crane’s Love & Tears but we understand not everyone can make it out to the heart of Los Angeles’ art district: Culver City (although we do high recommend it!) so take a look at opening reception night photos from the Gallery here…
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 02, 2009
Sylvia Ji (Juxtapoz #80) just released this stunning new limited edition print, Requiem, to welcome in February. True to her signature style, Sylvia's latest release features one of her mysterious and haunting female characters. Sylvia is also gearing up for a new solo show, Haute Epoch, which will be opening at Corey Helford Gallery on April 11, 2009. We can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented artist comes up with next for the show! In the meantime, grab your bit of Sylvia Ji’s fleeting beauty now at www.theartprint.net.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 30, 2009
Next on the list for Corey Helford Gallery is Hooker DreamEscape, a series of new works by Los Angeles artist Natalia Fabia. Following her widely acclaimed 2008 exhibition, Hooker Safari, Fabia’s second solo show at the Gallery continues her tales of seduction by revealing the forbidden desires and secret fantasies of her modern-day belle de jours. Providing tongue-in-cheek “dream-escapes” with jewel-toned forests and candy-colored landscapes, the artist creates the ideal environment for her bold seductresses to indulge themselves in life’s little pleasures. Fabia’s unique style evolves for Hooker DreamEscape, capturing a more heightened realism in this collection of oil-on-panel works, topped off, as always, by the artist’s signature glitter veneer. The exhibition will also feature a limited edition of fifteen Lucite chandeliers, each baroque design elegantly displaying custom charms and hand-signed and numbered by the artist. The reception for Hooker DreamEscape is open to the public, and will take place on Saturday, February 21 from 7 to 10pm. The show will be on view until March 14, 2009. More on Natalia Fabia and Hooker DreamEscape right this way…
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 29, 2009
Dig Lola? You should. Not only is this Southern California-based artist a sweetheart, but she’s a damn good artist too. Fresh off a successful solo show at Corey Helford Gallery, Miss Lola also has a line with Hurley, some of which the brand sent our way as a gift to our loyal readers! Free Hurley gear you say? Yep. We have a wealth of fresh tees, belts, wallets, and even boxers from their regular as well as special artist collaboration series that we’re juiced to give away. All we need is for you to sign up for our mailing list and we’ll pick a random 10 winners to receive a grab bag of goodies from Hurley. Everyone could use some free new threads, so get to typing: REGISTER now here!
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 23, 2009
Corey Helford Gallery presents Tracking The Wounded, a solo exhibition of new works by Joey Remmers, opening tomorrow, Saturday January 24th, with Devin Crane's Love & Tears in the Gallery loft. For his first solo show at Corey Helford, Remmers creates a series of compelling visual narratives, many of which are adaptations from his favorite novels and short stories to create timeless moments and intimate snapshots. Using a color palette that is more muted than before for this show, the artist’s oil and mixed media works truly highlight the grain of his birch panels. The effect is stunning. Conversely, as a DreamWorks animator, Devin Crane skillfully illustrates the emotional pain of relationships that have gone sour as well as the transformation of finding true love in his beautiful imagery for Love & Tears. See more on both Remmers' Tracking The Wounded and Crane's Love & Tears at www.coreyhelfordgallery.com and make sure to hit up the Gallery tomorrow night for the opening reception from 7 - 10pm.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2009
Natalia Fabia recently launched a fresh website, complete with new artwork (like Pink Castle In the Sky, shown), an online shop full of glittery goodness, and news on her next solo show, Hooker DreamEscape. Hooker DreamEscape opens Saturday February 21, 2009 at Corey Helford Gallery and will feature a whole new collection of this diva’s large, colorful, figurative oil paintings. Inspired by vintage glamour, punk rock, tattoos, and strong women, Fabia has created an entire world encapsulating her signature “hookers.” Not prostitutes, but not squeaky clean either, the artist’s hookers embody passionate, beautiful, independent women…kind of like the artist herself. Check it all out now at www.nataliafabia.com
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Corey Helford Gallery started 2009 off with a bang, as three fresh voices from the new fine art movement made up the Gallery's first exhibit of the year. Oil painter James Naccarato’s The Other Side of Madness, pop surrealist Erik Alos' Inflexus Lumen, and guest artist Lauren Bergman's Calhalla: Dreams of Future Passed took over the space, transforming the Gallery into the spot to be in Los Angeles last weekend. Learn more about each artist and see opening night photos from the Gallery over here...