Featuring guest artist Tom Bagshaw
Opening Reception Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 7‑10pm
On View March 10 - March 28, 2012
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
On Saturday, March 10, Corey Helford Gallery is pleased to present “Numina,” a major exhibition of new work by artist Amy Sol.
Inspired by the word “numinous,” Sol selected “Numina” as the title for her new exhibition, based on the curvature of its letters, feminine qualities, and sound alluding to magic and mystery – all elements embodied in her latest collection of paintings. “I often choose words for not only the meaning but the shape and sound of the word itself,” Sol notes.
Her most expressive show to date, Sol’s process is more free form than before, exploring color and technique in unexpected ways. “In a way, I feel I have tapped in to a primitive creative energy that first compelled me to paint when I was a child. Exploration is the primary goal of each piece, with composition and palette guided by intuition and instinct,” Sol adds.
“Numina” will feature ten new acrylic-on-wood panel paintings, infused with Sol’s signature soft colors, dream settings, delicate washes and loose layering of acrylic paint. Her aesthetic balances between illustration and painting while her narrative combines ethereal settings with animals and female figures. “The characters in each piece are participants seeped in adventure and dream logic.”
The upstairs gallery will feature new works by UK artist Tom Bagshaw. Continuing his exploration of myths, legends and folklore from various cultures around the world, Bagshaw’s figurative digital works adopt a lighter palette for the exhibition. The new series will include two Disney-inspired portraits.
The opening reception for “Numina” takes place Saturday, March 10 at Corey Helford Gallery. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition will be on view through March 28, 2012.
Amy Sol spent her childhood years in Korea and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where she currently lives and works. Though the style of her work is greatly influenced by a combination of manga, folk-art, vintage illustration and modern design, she remains a self-taught artist. She has dedicated many years of her life to mixing pigments and mediums to achieve a unique color palette of subtly muted tones. Sol’s work has been exhibited at galleries worldwide including London, Italy, Los Angeles, Miami and New York and published in Juxtapoz and The Korea Times. For more information about the artist, please visit amysol.com.
Based in the Georgian city of Bath, England, Tom Bagshaw works as a commercial illustrator and fine artist under the moniker “Mostlywanted.” Exploring themes of fantasy, beauty and mysticism, Bagshaw’s highly rendered digital painting style could be described as dark and moody. However, a closer look at the details reveals there is also quirky humor, mystery and strong, feminine beauty mixed in. For more information about the artist, please visit mostlywanted.com.