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.