Juxtapoz // Friday, April 18, 2008
Continuing their tradition of excellence, Corey Helford Gallery presents Vanity Bonfire, a solo exhibition of new works by artist Sean Christopher. For his first solo show in Los Angeles, Christopher will unveil a world of hidden meanings, symbols, and metaphors through a series of oil paintings, sculptures, and mixed mediums. Representing a year and a half long process, Vanity Bonfire juxtaposes heavenly beauty against stark reality, creating a cohesive, multi-layered experience for the viewer. Things are not what they seem as candy coated veneers reveal dark subtle messages upon closer inspection. Christopher’s opulent visual vocabulary reaches new heights in Vanity Bonfire as politically motivated soldiers disguised as rococo frosted three layer cakes with lubricated match sticks and peppermint appendages, intermingle with dripping blood cherries, sparkling dollar signs and cultured pearls plucked from a 13th Century tiara. Iconographic cakes, Louis XIV shoes, and Sacred Hearts form the metaphoric foundation for Vanity Bonfire, which is sure to delight the senses and challenge the mind. Open to the public, the reception for Vanity Bonfire will take place next Saturday, April 26th. Snag details at coreyhelfordgallery.com.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 05, 2008
Ever wonder about the faces behind artwork we have come to know, appreciate, and cherish? A favorite piece of art can become like a family member or good friend- always near, providing beauty, clarity, and pleasure when one most needs it. Well, here comes an exhibit dedicated to the faces behind the artwork that have helped shape the way we view the world. The first of its kind, Heroes & Villains is an incredible photography show exhibiting a cross-section of 83 well-known artistic personalities. A special two-day exhibition of new works by Los Angeles photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho, Heroes & Villains represents a three-year long project, featuring intimate portraits of the most notable emerging and established figures in the Pop Surrealist, Graffiti and Alt-Comic Book worlds. Open to the public, Heroes & Villains will only be on display at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles Tuesday, April 22nd and Wednesday, April 23rd. After its LA debut, Heroes & Villains will move on to San Francisco and other cities across the nation, with a book project in development as well as a new chapter of portraits to come!
Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 05, 2008
Korin Faught’s current solo show, Twenty Two, opened this past Saturday at Corey Helford Gallery. Faught’s striking oil paintings filled the gallery with viewers, eager to see her eerie, yet intimate paintings of modern individuals with a touch of Puritanical ambiguity. Take a look at Faught’s newest paintings, and the gallery goers that showed up to check ‘em out, right here…
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 17, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present Twenty Two, a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist Korin Faught. For her first solo show in Los Angeles, Faught celebrates ingénues and double entendres through a series of oil on canvas paintings and drawings. Twenty-two scenes reveal a world of stylish youth, sweet seduction and modern glamour. Faught’s signature neutral palette captures the subtle moods and elegance of her subjects: couples and twins. Pairing the unexpected, Twenty Two balances strong narrative and theme with delicate, graceful imagery. Open to the public, the reception for Twenty Two will take place on Saturday, March 22, and the show will be on exhibit until April 19. Korin Faught was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981 and raised in Colorado. She received her BFA from Art Center College of Design in 2004. Faught finds inspiration in mid-century modern design, fashion, and white on white. For more information about the artist, please visit www.korinfaught.com. See more preview images from Twenty Two here…
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 10, 2008
Michael Mararian of M Mararian’s Inky Dreadfuls, recently announced his upcoming major exhibition of new works, Phobias, Foibles and Fiends, at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. The exhibition features an installation of over thirty macabre ink renderings; Mararian’s most extensive collection of works since his two sold-out exhibitions at Corey Helford Gallery. Mararian’s drawings reflect a humorous, yet intensely personal examination of lost innocence in our modern society, dealing with psychological fears, character flaws, and complexes of the human id. Inspired by his previous exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery, Little Unfortunates, Mararian magnifies the three different traits his subjects embody, “phobias, foibles, and fiends”. Stay up on Mararian’s show news at www.coreyhelfordgallery.com.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 29, 2008
Sylvia Ji’ solo show, Por Vida opened this past Saturday at Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery. True to form, Ji filled the gallery with her signature seductive ladies. See her newest works on display, and the folks that showed up to check it out, right here…
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2008
Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present Por Vida, a solo exhibition of new works by much sought-after Los Angeles artist Sylvia Ji. For her first solo show in Los Angeles, Ji presents a series of acrylic-on-wood panel portraits that explore her fascination with morbid beauty. Known for painting alluring and mysterious women, Ji’s new body of work is a dark celebration of life, death and renewal. By incorporating symbols of death into her paintings, she transforms her subjects into powerful, seductive and dangerous temptresses. Ji’s style continues to evolve with the introduction of different color palettes, ornate decoration, and intricate illustration. Open to the public, the reception for Por Vida will take place on Saturday, February 23, and the show will be on exhibit until March 15. Check out more preview images here…
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 06, 2008
The incredibly talented Chris Anthony has a current show, I’m the Most Normal Person I Know, up at the Corey Helford Gallery. The opening on January 26th was a wonderful success, and luckily it will run through February 16th. Anthony’s images are haunting, delicate, and simply unforgettable. Take some time to look through pictures Juxtapoz was able to snag of the opening reception here…
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 18, 2008
The Corey Helford Gallery recently held a solo show featuring noted tattoo artists Henry Lewis and Regino Gonzales titled Burning at Both Ends. The exhibition featured a series of figurative oil paintings as well as collaborative pieces that fused their tattoo-influenced images with fine art technique. The opening was a hit- here are some great shots of the night to prove it! To see more photos, click here.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 11, 2008
Come check out Chris Anthony’s show I'm the Most Normal Person I Know at the Corey Helford Gallery January 26th. Anthony is the grand prizewinner for the 2007 American Photo Images of the Year! His dark, yet intriguing images are simply mesmerizing. Visit their website for details.