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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Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery presents The Sweetest Thing, a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles street artist Buff Monster, which opened to the public this past Saturday, August 23rd. Returning to the Gallery for his second solo show, Buff Monster’s “Pepto-pink” palette bursts into action with a kaleidoscope of geometric patterns, kaiju-inspired characters, and kanji translations. Inspired by Japanese fine art, pop culture, and anime, Buff Monster paints his trademark imagery in Superflat style, blending pink, black, and metallic silver shapes into an array of squirting scenes. As expected, the opening was pretty darn sweet. Check out art and event photos from The Sweetest Thing right this way…

Preview: Buff Monster

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 15, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery presents The Sweetest Thing, a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles street artist Buff Monster. Returning to the Gallery for his second solo show, Buff Monster’s “Pepto-pink” palette bursts into action with a kaleidoscope of geometric patterns, kaiju-inspired characters, and kanji translations. The Sweetest Thing opens Saturday, August 23. Take a sneak preview of some new Buff Monster creations right over here…

Photos: Tiffany Liu & M. Mararian

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Tiffany Liu’s Life, Death & the Inbetween and M. Mararian’s (shown above, right, alongside his wife Elizabeth and Gallery director Richard Scarry) Phobias, Foibles & Fiends at Corey Helford Gallery may be over, but the power and intrigue of their work remains vibrant in these exhibition photos. Special guest artist Krista Huot also exhibited in the gallery loft. See what we’re talking about right here…

Emerging Artist: Krista Huot

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 15, 2008
We’d like to introduce you to Krista Huot, an emerging artist we pretty much fell in love with after one glance at this new acrylic beauty, titled Absinthe.  Inspired by childhood storybooks, fairytales, and the forests of Northern Canada where she was born and raised, Huot studied painting and is a classically trained animator. She currently resides in Montreal, and will be a featured guest artist at Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery during Tiffany Liu and M. Mararian’s Inky Dreadfuls dual solo shows, which open this weekend, Saturday July 19th. Huot spends her time developing her stylized art technique as well as “howling, orgiastic frenzies, animation, reanimation and ritual murder,” according to her online bio. We’re not sure about the ritual murder (perhaps there’s no one left to confirm or deny Huot’s alleged hobby) but some of her paintings are do damn cute, we’d almost resort to murder to get our hands on an original. See more of this emerging artist’s work at kristahuot.com

Preview: Tiffany Liu & M. Mararian at Corey Helford

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 14, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery presents its first double solo exhibition, opening Saturday July 19th, with new works by Los Angeles artist Tiffany Liu and New York’s M. Mararian’s Inky Dreadfuls. For her first solo show at Corey Helford Gallery entitled Life, Death & the Inbetween, Tiffany Liu unveils a whimsical world of childlike fantasy that is inspired by her personal reflections on passing, renewal, and growth. Liu employs a bright color palette of acrylic paint and gouache to create symbolic representations of human emotion: love, fear, happiness, and anger. Michael Mararian returns to Corey Helford Gallery with his largest exhibition to date entitled Phobias, Foibles & Fiends. Featuring over thirty macabre ink renderings, his new body of work is a dark comedy of psychological fears, character flaws, and complexes of the human id. Using black India ink, archival brush pens and rapidographs, Mararian continues to create narratives that transform traditionally cheerful images and concepts into frightening yet humorous tableaus. The show will also feature guest artist Krista Huot’s first exhibition at Corey Helford with a collection of her newest works in the loft. Huot will debut a series of twenty acrylic and mixed media works that explore the intricate path of self-awareness.

Photos: Carlos Ramos

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 07, 2008
Carlos Ramos’ solo show, Natural History Museum Part I, opened last weekend at Culver City’s Corey Helford Gallery. For his first solo show in LA, Ramos replicates the natural history museum experience for his audience, fusing the natural world with the art world. A series of twenty-four large-scale paintings based on classic grand dioramas and a special installation of skeletal structures transforms the gallery into an epicenter of flora and fauna. Check out more opening night photos right here…

Preview: Carlos Ramos at Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery presents Natural History Museum Part I, a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist Carlos Ramos. For his first solo show in Los Angeles, Ramos replicates the natural history museum experience for his audience, fusing the natural world with the art world. A series of twenty-four large-scale paintings based on classic grand dioramas and a special installation of skeletal structures will transform the gallery into an epicenter of flora and fauna. The concept of the exhibition is based on Ramos’ childhood fascination with natural history museums and the “authoritative” impression they made on him growing up. Developing a show around a cohesive theme as well as expanding the size and scale of his work mark an exciting new direction for the artist, which has allowed him to explore environments and characters more freely than in the past. Open to the public, the reception for Natural History Museum Part I will take place on Saturday, June 28 from 7 to 10pm and will be on view until July 16th but make sure to check out the sneak preview here first…

Photos: "Four" at Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 09, 2008
The appropriately titled group exhibit Four features the work of talented artists: Karen Hsiao, Sarah Folkman, Jason Shawn Alexander and Melissa Forman (shown) and special guest, Miso at Corey Helford Gallery. As usual, the opening night attracted quite a crowd of eager spectators to this Culver City gallery hot spot. Rightfully so; their work rocks! See all the night’s festivities right here…

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