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...
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 12, 2009
Alongside Joey Remmers’ Tracking The Wounded, Corey Helford Gallery will present guest artist Devin Crane upstairs in their loft space. Crane will unveil a new series of paintings entitled, Love & Tears. As a DreamWorks animator, 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. The opening reception for Love & Tears will take place on Saturday, January 24 and the show will remain on view until February 14, 2009.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 12, 2009
Corey Helford Gallery presents Tracking The Wounded, a solo exhibition of new works by Joey Remmers. For his first solo show at the gallery, Remmers creates a series of compelling visual narratives, many of which are adaptations from his favorite novels and short stories. Inspired by authors from Stephen King and Chuck Palahniuk to Michael Chabon and Dean Koontz, Remmers employs the paintbrush, as an author would the pen, to create timeless moments and intimate snapshots. Remmers’ color palette is more muted than before, and the oil and mixed media works highlight the grain of his birch panels. Tracking The Wounded will open next Saturday, January 24 and will be on view until February 14, 2009.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Opening 2009 with three fresh voices from the new fine art movement, Corey Helford Gallery will feature James Naccarato’s The Other Side of Madness and new works by pop surrealist Erik Alos, entitled Inflexus Lumen for the next showing in their main gallery. Guest artist Lauren Bergman will also unveil her Calhalla: Dreams of Future Passed in the loft space upstairs in the gallery. Following his 2007 exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery, James Naccarato (above left) reintroduces his world of meditating Buddhas, playful creatures and lost wonderers locked in the embrace of the sorrowful life and duality of all things. His handmade panels explore man’s arrogant, destructive relationship with nature and the environment while softened with dreamlike imagery of trees, water, birds and flowers. The opposite side of the gallery will feature Erik Alos’ (above right) acrylic-on-panel works that blend iconic pop culture references with figurative narratives. Alos’ eclectic cast of characters showcases blue frogs, floating Gumbys, ominous skulls and delicate waifs as they populate desert skies and serene landscapes. Upstairs in the loft space, guest artist Lauren Bergman (work below) unveils her highly-anticipated exhibition Calhalla: Dreams of Future Passed. A study of “California dreaming”, her vibrant watercolor and acrylic works pair mid-century modern architecture with pin-up goddesses, “beckoning the viewer to come dwell in their sunny, modern Garden of Eden.” The reception for all three shows is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, January 3, and the exhibition will be on view until January 21, 2009. Learn more about the three exhibiting artists here.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Illuminate, the group show featuring new paintings by three incredibly talented artists making their visual stamp in the new fine art movement through their illustrative works recently hit Corey Helford Gallery for a special one-week only showing. Paintings by Mia (whose Down The Rabbit Hole is shown above), Robert Bellm, and Angelique Houtkamp (work shown below, alongside artist Gary Baseman who is helpfully acting out her Augusta piece.) We love small group shows like this because they tend to offer a collective look at emerging artists working their way up in the fiercely competitive world of contemporary art. From the looks of this excellent showing, we'll confidently place bets that you will be seeing much more of Mia, Robert Bellm, and Angelique Houtkamp in the future. Although the brief exhibit is no longer on view, their works will live on in show photos we snagged from the Gallery. See more here.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 23, 2008
These Predicaments by pop surrealist David Stoupakis recently opened at Los Angeles' Corey Helford Gallery. For his second solo exhibition at the Gallery, Stoupakis parlays his talent for the supernatural and macabre into dramatic narratives that reveal symbolic turning points and unexpected dilemmas. C'mon, getting stuck in a house definitely counts as an unexpected dilemma, no? A delicate balance of childhood innocence and haunting imagery, the series of oil-on-panel paintings and graphite drawings recounts grim fairytales of the decadent and demure. This new series marks a new direction for the artist, as Stoupakis employs a brighter color palette than before and unveiled his largest piece to date at the exhibition, which attracted a wealth of fans to its reception. Couldn't make it out? No worries, we've got your opening night photos right over here...
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2008
New York-based artist Lauren Bergman announced today her highly anticipated upcoming exhibition, CalHalla: Dreams of Future Passed, at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. After a lively political group show in New York City, Bergman turns her attention away from the White House in Washington D.C. to the cultural Mt. Olympus of California and its modernist architecture paradise, all the while maintaining her overall focus on the idealized female ideology and feminine utopia of America. The exhibition, featured in the loft of the gallery space, will commence on Saturday, January 3, 2009 and run through January 21. An opening reception will be held on January 3 from 7 - 10 pm with the artist in attendance. Learn more on Bergman’s CalHalla: Dreams of Future Passed over here.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 05, 2008
These Predicaments by pop surrealist David Stoupakis is the next showstopper to hit Corey Helford Gallery. For his second solo exhibition at the Gallery, Stoupakis parlays his talent for the supernatural and macabre into dramatic narratives that reveal symbolic turning points and unexpected dilemmas. A delicate balance of childhood innocence and haunting imagery, the series of oil-on-panel paintings and graphite drawings recounts grim fairytales of the decadent and demure. These Predicaments opens next Saturday, December 13 and will remain on display until December 31, 2008. More on These Predicaments by David Stoupakis here.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 27, 2008
Illuminate, a group show featuring new paintings by Mia, Robert Bellm and Angelique Houtkamp, hits Corey Helford Gallery for a special one-week only showing. The exhibition spotlights three incredibly talented artists who are making their visual stamp in the new fine art movement through their illustrative works. Open to the public, the reception for Illuminate takes place on Tuesday, December 2, and the show will be on view for one week only until December 6, 2008.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery has wonderfully playful exhibit now on display titled CLOWNS! In this group showing, the classic American clown painting is re-interpreted by the new contemporary fine art movement in this theme show featuring the work of talents Travis Lampe, Chet Zar, Gary Baseman, Shag, Alex Pardee, Colin Christian, Dave Kinsey, Chris Anthony, Natalia Fabia (above) Audrey Kawasaki, and many more. For this special exhibition, Corey Helford Gallery also partnered with London’s StolenSpace Gallery to feature works by some of England’s most sought-after new artists: D*Face, Chloe Early, Word To Mother, and Will Barras. CLOWNS! will remain on view through November 29, 2008 but if Los Angeles is out of your reach, relive the opening night circus in photos we snagged right here...