David Stoupakis Site Update

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 14, 2007
David Stoupakis has recently updated his site with images of the paintings from his most recent show, A Quest For Better Dreams, which took place at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin this past September. All pieces in the show were created from notes and documents about the nightmares of a girl named Emily Backman at Rosewood Hospital in Massachusetts. The works are all in Stoupakis' traditional style except that they're black and white, and the subjects are a little stranger than usual (if you can believe that). The black and white may be due to the fact that most people's dreams are not in color, and the strange is probably just because dreams are always strange. We had one once from the perspective of a pickle at a cocktail party. See more of the beautifully rendered oddities from Emily's dreams at www.davidstoupakis.com.

Brandi Milne Solo Show Preview

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 07, 2007
LA-based painter Brandi Milne has a sweet lookin' preview online of her first solo show, Sugar & Silence which opens tomorrow, December 8th at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California. Special guest Jeremiah Ketner will be showing in the loft, and all works will be on display through December 29th.

Feature: Korin Faught

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Los Angeles artist, Korin Faught, is intrigued yet repelled by her American heritage. "A portion of my paintings are inspired by Puritan, Amish and other Christian fundamentalists," she says. "My own family bloodline draws back to the Puritans, a truly superstitious and strict sect of Christian faith." 

Preview: "? The War" at Corey Helford

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Tonight at Corey Helford Gallery: ? THE WAR, the first group show to exhibit original works, created by more than 20 of the top artists in the contemporary fine art scene, solely designed to create iconic imagery for the anti-war movement. The exhibition will be one night only, and the gallery will produce 25,000 posters of the works to be given out FREE at the opening night reception and disseminated throughout Los Angeles and elsewhere in the U.S. The original paintings will be offered for sale, with 20% of the proceeds being donated to a charity benefitting veterans. The reception for ? THE WAR is open to the public and will take place tonight from 5 to 10pm. Artists Include Erik Alos, Chris Anthony, Attaboy, Lauren Bergman, Bigfoot, Andrew Brandou, Luke Cheuh, Doug Fraser, Joe Ledbetter, M. Mararian's Inky Dreadfuls, Tom Neely, Kevin Peterson, Carlos Ramos, Chris Reccardi, David Sandlin, Fred Stonehouse, Gary Taxali, and Sage Vaughn. Click here for a preview of works contributed by Buff Monster, Korin Faught, David Stoupakis, and Gary Baseman. Corey Helford Gallery is located at 8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City, California. www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

Photos: Natalia Fabia at Corey Helford

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 16, 2007
Photos from the November 10th opening of Natalia Fabia's solo show, Hooker Safari: A Glamorous Jungle Pageant, at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California. The show runs through December 3rd. More...

Preview: Natalia Fabia's "Hooker Safari"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Natalia Fabia's upcoming solo show, Hooker Safari, opens this Saturday, November 10th at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California. The gallery sent over a few preview pics of Natalia's latest work. More...

Andrew Brandou Discusses Jonestown Paintings

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 05, 2007
LA artist Andrew Brandou has written a terrifically in-depth essay about the pieces he created for his solo show, As a man thinketh, so he is, that took place in April at Corey Helford Gallery. The show was a commentary and a reliving of the ideas and feelings that Brandou had about the Jonestown settlement and what took place there. Andrew explains in detail how his works were created, why, and what he was trying to convey with each one. It's rare that an artist reveals so much about their work, and it seems that he picked a fitting place to discuss it at the "Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple" website sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies at San Diego State University. So much remains a mystery about Jonestown, and it's interesting to see how one artist attempted to piece together that mystery and explain it in his own artistic voice. All of the pieces from Andrew's As a man thinketh..., show can be seen on his website: www.howdypardner.com.

Photos: James Naccarato at Corey Helford

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2007
Photos from the October 13th opening of James Naccarato's The Inevitable March Into Madness at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, CA. "For his first solo show at the gallery, Naccarato unveils a series of oil paintings about man's insatiable thirst for the very marrow of life. It is about humankind

Art Opening 10/13: James Naccarato at Corey Helford

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2007
Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City is hosting new works by James Naccarato in a show titled The Inevitable March Into Madness. The show opens on Saturday, October 13th with a reception from 7-10 pm, and runs through November 3rd. The show features James' oil paintings on the theme of man's greed for control over the physical world. www.coreyhelfordgallery.com and www.jamesnaccarato.com

David Stoupakis' Art Show Soundtracks

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 08, 2007
Fans of David Stoupakis' work can now treat their ears as well as their eyes thanks to the release of Masses. The music on the two-disc set was composed by Geoff Gersh for Stoupakis' shows Beyond the Rainbow (Disc 1) and Sheep Will Follow (Disc 2). Now you can delve deeper into the moods of David's work through the magic of audio, get that full sensory immersion into the darkness of each painting. Paint your nails black first, that will probably help even more. If you're going to do something, you might as well do it right. The CD is available for $15 from the merch section of David's site. It's a limited edition of 1000 so get yours before he runs out and you're back listening to Skinny Puppy, trying and failing to get the same effect. www.davidstoupakis.com

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