Preview: Lola's The Wondermental

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 17, 2008
The lovely Lola hooked us up with some preview images of her charming new work, which will be unveiled at her first upcoming solo show at Corey Helford Gallery. Lola has created an enchanting visual adventure about a young boy’s journey into the unknown for The Wondermental. Exploring themes of innocence, self-discovery and independence, she reveals life’s unexpected treasures and charming mysteries in a series of twenty-two acrylic-on-panel works. Each painting represents a unique piece of the puzzle in The Wondermental’s magical narrative. The Wondermental opens to the public on Saturday, October 25 from 7-10pm, and the exhibition will be on view until November 12, 2008.? More info at coreyhelfordgallery.com See our sneak preview of Lola's The Wondermental.  

Photos: Joshua Petker's Opening of

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 16, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery currently features Black Sugar, a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist Joshua Petker. For his first solo show in Los Angeles as well as at Corey Helford, Petker created an ethereal world filled with mysterious muses and enchanting sirens that's as colorful and opulent as the neon palette he paints from. Petker's new works attracted the cream of the artistic crop to the opening gala at Corey Helford (as you can see above: Sylvia Ji, Joshua Petker, Jan Corey Helford, and Bruce Helford.) The exhibition will be on view until October 22, 2008, but if you can't make it to LA just check out opening night photos here.

"The Wondermental" by Lola at Corey Helford

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery presents The Wondermental, a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist Lola. For her first solo show at Corey Helford, Lola creates an enchanting visual adventure about a young boy’s journey into the unknown. Exploring themes of innocence, self-discovery and independence, Lola’s carefully-tendered tableaus reveal life’s unexpected treasures and charming mysteries. For The Wondermental, Lola paints from a deeper color palette than before, blending delicate imagery with surrealism to create a series of twenty-two acrylic-on-panel works. Each painting represents a unique piece of the puzzle in The Wondermental’s magical narrative. The Wondermental opens to the public on Saturday, October 25 from 7-10pm, and the exhibition will be on view until November 12, 2008.
 More info at coreyhelfordgallery.com

Joshua Petker's "Black Sugar" at Corey Helford

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 03, 2008
Damn that girl's hot. Actually, all of Joshua Petker's painted ladies are pretty hot; like that girl you want to approach at the bar but don't have the nerve to because you know she'll shoot you down and then you'll feel like an idiot because you knew she was out of your league in the first place hot. Well, come approach a whole group of Petker’s beautiful ladies in a safe environment tomorrow, October 4, 2008, at the opening of his newest solo show, Black Sugar, at Corey Helford Gallery. Or even take her home, because along with the exhibit debut, this stunning limited edition giclee print will be available in 4 colorways (purple, pink, white, and green.) Only forty of each has been made, so come out for some of Perker's Black Sugar. You can bet it’ll be tasty. Details at coreyhelfordgallery.com

Preview: Joshua Petker's "Black Sugar"

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 29, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery presents Black Sugar, a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist Joshua Petker opening this Saturday, October 4th, 2008. For his first solo show in LA, as well as at Corey Helford, Petker creates an ethereal world filled with mysterious muses and enchanting sirens that is as colorful and opulent as the neon palette he paints from. Influenced by history, fashion, and the pursuit of beauty, the artist infuses his imagery with a potent mix of lost love, stolen hearts, sexual longing, and spiritual death. Black Sugar reveals a secret garden filled with Petker’s signature dark flowers, while expanding the visual vocabulary of his landscapes with the introduction of new elements such as unicorns, butterflies and wolves. The exhibition will feature Petker’s acrylic-on-panel works in a larger size and scale than before, as well as unveil a limited-edition giclee print available in four colorways. Black Sugar opens to the public on Saturday, October 4 from 7 to 10pm, and the exhibition will be on view until October 22, 2008. Check out a special preview of some of Petker’s work in Black Sugar here…

Sylvia Ji Graces Cover of "LA Weekly"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Our homegirl Sylvia Ji (Juxtapoz #80) has one of her sexy Dia de los Muertos-inspired paintings, Dona Dolorosa (above) gracing the cover of LA Weekly. As most of you Southern California-based fans have already seen, the issue features an in-depth article about underground art and makes mention of the current Juxtapoz exhibit, In the Land of Retinal Delights, at the Laguna Museum of Art (up through October 5, 2008) as well as the mag! Fans will get a chance to see Sylvia Ji's next installment of work at her next solo show in April 2009 at Corey Helford Gallery. In the meantime, pick it up the LA Weekly if you haven’t already. www.laweekly.com

Photos: Eric Joyner at Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Eric Joyner’s (Juxtapoz #93) recent exhibit opening of Artificial Enlightenment at Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery debuted a whole new series of his award-winning imagery of robots and donuts. His second solo show at the Gallery reveals the grittier side of robot life: mysterious donut factories, runaway steam trains and vintage motorcycles. Featuring twenty two oil-on-panel works, Artificial Enlightenment unveils never-before-seen metal humanoids from Joyner’s growing repertoire of characters. The reception included the release and signing of his new book, Robots & Donuts: The Art of Eric Joyner, published by Dark Horse. Needless to say, the night was a smashing success, so make sure to take a look at opening photos here…

"Black Sugar" from Joshua Petker Comes to Corey Helford

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 15, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery presents Black Sugar, a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist Joshua Petker opening October 4, 2008. For his first solo show in Los Angeles as well as at Corey Helford, Petker creates an ethereal world filled with mysterious muses and enchanting sirens that is as colorful and opulent as the neon palette he paints from. Influenced by history, fashion and the pursuit of beauty, the artist infuses his imagery with a potent mix of lost love, stolen hearts, sexual longing, and spiritual death. Black Sugar reveals a secret garden filled with Petker’s signature dark flowers, while expanding the visual vocabulary of his landscapes with the introduction of new elements such as unicorns, butterflies and wolves. The exhibition will feature Petker’s acrylic-on-panel works in a larger size and scale than before, as well as unveil a limited-edition giclee print available in four colorways. Sweet...in more ways than one! Black Sugar opens to the public on Saturday, October 4 and the exhibition will be on view until October 22, 2008. More at coreyhelfordgallery.com

Emerging Artist: Brezo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2008
New York native Brezo is a lady of many talents. Not only does she make striking paintings and drawings, but she also creates puppets and costumes. Oh, and she’s one badass street artist too. Put all that together and you may begin to understand why she’s currently featured as a special guest artist at Corey Helford Gallery, in conjunction with Eric Joyner’s (Juxtapoz issue #93) Artificial Enlightenment, up now through September 27th, 2008. Curious? 

Preview: Eric Joyner at Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 04, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery presents Artificial Enlightenment, a solo exhibition of new works by San Francisco artist Eric Joyner. Inspired by science fiction, toys, and Brandywine artists and illustrators of the 1900s, Joyner’s award-winning imagery of robots and donuts has been transforming landscapes and faraway galaxies for the past eight years. His second solo show at the Gallery will reveal the grittier side of robot life: mysterious donut factories, runaway steam trains and vintage motorcycles. Featuring twenty-two oil-on-panel works, Artificial Enlightenment will unveil never-before-seen metal humanoids from Joyner’s growing repertoire of characters. The reception this Saturday, September 6 will include the release and signing of his new book Robots & Donuts: The Art of Eric Joyner, published by Dark Horse. See a few of the works that will be on display and learn more on the artist right here…

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