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Amy Sol “Numina”


Dates:
Sat Mar 10, 2012 19:00 - Wed Mar 28, 2012

Location:
Culver City, California
United States of America

AMY SOL
“Numina”

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
T: 310-287-2340
www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

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
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.

Tom Bagshaw
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.


EVENT

COREY HELFORD GALLERY: SCOPE New York 2012


Dates:
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:00 - Sun Mar 11, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

COREY HELFORD GALLERY
SCOPE New York 2012

March 7 - March 11, 2012

Booth A15 at SCOPE New York
57th Street at 12th Avenue
New York, New York 10019

Corey Helford Gallery is pleased to announce its East Coast debut at the prestigious SCOPE New York Art Show. To mark the occasion, the Culver-City based gallery has curated an exceptional collection of new works by leading internationally-recognized artists from the New Contemporary, Graffiti and Street Art Movements. As part of Corey Helford Gallery’s New York program this week, a series of large-scale murals by celebrated UK street artist D*Face will go up at prime locations in Soho, Manhattan and Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Located across from The Armory Show, Corey Helford Gallery’s signature 800 square-foot space is a destination amongst SCOPE New York’s 50 cutting-edge exhibitors from around the world. Corey Helford Gallery will unveil new works from artists D*Face, RISK, Nataly (Kukula) Abramovitch, Aya Kato, Eric Joyner, Ray Caesar, TrustoCorp, Michael Mararian, EINE, Sarah Folkman, Luke Chueh, and How and Nosm. The collection will also include recent works from Ron English, Nick Walker, The London Police, and
Sylvia Ji.

Exhibition highlights include:
• Artists D*Face, Nataly (Kukula) Abramovitch, Michael Mararian and Eric Joyner will be making special appearances at Corey Helford Gallery’s SCOPE New York space #A15.

• UK street artist D*Face will unveil a site-specific, interactive installation.

• Graffiti artist RISK – featured in MoCA’s “Art in the Streets” exhibition – will debut a new 72” x 96” neon piece.

Corey Helford Gallery’s SCOPE New York program also features many artists who will have highly-anticipated solo exhibitions at the gallery during the year ahead.

For more information about artist D*Face’s New York mural project or to schedule an interview, please contact angelique@charmschoolcie.com.

About Corey Helford Gallery
Located in the Culver City Art District, Corey Helford Gallery was established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer and creator, Bruce Helford (Anger Management, The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez, The Oblongs). Corey Helford Gallery represents a diverse collection of Contemporary artists influenced by today’s pop culture, encompassing the genres of New Figurative, Pop Surreal, Graffiti and Street Art. Artists include Josh Agle (Shag), Ray Caesar, D*Face, Chloe Early, EINE, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, HUSH, Kukula, Lola, The London Police, Sylvia Ji, Eric Joyner, Michael Mararian, Brandi Milne, Buff Monster, Risk, Amy Sol, TrustoCorp, Martin Wittfooth, and Nick Walker. Renowned for its notable exhibitions, the gallery has presented “Charity By Numbers,” which was co-curated by Gary Baseman and featured an unprecedented lineup of artists including Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Shepard Fairey, Todd and Kathy Schorr, Camille Rose Garcia, and Michael Hussar, as well as “La Noche de la Fusion,” an epic Carnivalesque festival and solo exhibition for Pervasive artist Gary Baseman. In 2010, Corey Helford Gallery partnered with Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery for the transatlantic collaboration “Art From The New World,” a world-class United Kingdom museum exhibition showcasing work by a formidable group of 49 of the finest emerging and noted American artists. Corey Helford Gallery presents new exhibitions approximately every four weeks. For more information and an upcoming exhibition schedule, please visit coreyhelfordgallery.com.

SCOPE New York
57th Street at 12th Avenue ( West Side Highway)
New York, NY 10019
www.scope-art.com

First View and Press Preview
Wednesday, March 7, 2012: 3pm-9pm

Show Hours
Thursday, March 8 - Saturday, March 10, 2012: 11am-8pm
Sunday, March 11, 2012: 11am-7pm

Press and Media Inquiries
Angelique Groh | Charm School
angelique@charmschoolcie.com
T: 323-363-9338

Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
T: 310-287-2340
www.coreyhelfordgallery.com
Open Tuesday - Saturday, Noon to 6:00pm


EVENT

Shag "Animal Kingdom"


Dates:
Sat Feb 11, 2012 07:00 - Wed Mar 07, 2012

Location:
Los Angeles, California
United States of America

On Saturday February 11, Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present the highly-anticipated exhibition of new works by Southern California artist Josh Agle, better known as “Shag.”

Entitled “Animal Kingdom,” his second solo exhibition with the gallery was named while painting in his studio during the Kentucky Derby. “I heard that a Thoroughbred named Animal Kingdom had won the Kentucky Derby. Since the painting I was working on had a horse in it, and all the paintings for the exhibit featured animals, it seemed to sum up the body of work I was making.”

Recognized worldwide, Agle’s iconic imagery celebrates commercial art from the 1950s and 1960s and is infused with playful narratives about consumerism and hedonism. “Ironic humor, impending trouble, or unexplained situations are common elements in most of my work,” Agle notes. For “Animal Kingdom,” his new collection of paintings returns to brighter and happier times. “Colors have become more radiant, and the men and women in the paintings seem happier and more satisfied in their hedonistic lifestyles.”

Inspired by vintage animal costumes, Furry fandom and anime characters who dress as animals, all of the paintings in the exhibition feature men and women in animal attire. The concept for the show was inspired by a 1970s sewing pattern for an animal costume. While the body remained the same, the ears and tail for each animal changed, transforming it into a tiger, a bunny, a bear or a mouse. Agle adds, “I’ve noticed a lot of teenagers and hipsters recently wearing hoodies and beanies with animal ears, antlers or horns. Maybe there is a subconscious societal urge to return to our animalistic natures. This is a theme I’ve flirted with in the past, but never this directly.”

Open to the public, the reception for “Animal Kingdom” takes place on Saturday, February 11, and the show will be on view until March 7, 2012.


EVENT

Pure Evil “Pure Evil Goes Pop!”


Dates:
Sat Jan 21, 2012 19:00 - Wed Feb 08, 2012

Location:
Culver City, California
United States of America

PURE EVIL
“Pure Evil Goes Pop!”

Opening Reception Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 7‑10pm
On View January 21 - February 8, 2012

Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
T: 310-287-2340
www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

On Saturday, January 21, Corey Helford Gallery is pleased to present “Pure Evil Goes Pop!” The exhibition features new works by UK artist Pure Evil in the upstairs gallery, alongside Eric Joyner’s “It’s a Jungle Out There” on the gallery’s main floor. Inspired by Warhol, Rosenquist and the 60s, the collection is a departure from the artist’s street art work and celebrates Warhol’s obsession with capturing beautiful, famous people. Icon Elizabeth Taylor is immortalized in the painting “Richard Burton’s Nightmare,” created from a palette of strange hues with subliminal meanings.

“I have kept this whole collection of paintings very simple,” Pure Evil explains. “The features of the women are simplified down to the most basic lines possible, cut into three stencil layers with a sharp blade, and laboriously sprayed to build up the faces. The eyes drip painted tears, the product of broken dreams of love.”

The opening reception for “Pure Evil Goes Pop!” takes place Saturday, January 21 at Corey Helford Gallery. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition will be on view through February 8, 2012.


EVENT

ERIC JOYNER “It’s a Jungle Out There”


Dates:
Sat Jan 21, 2012 19:00 - Wed Feb 08, 2012

Location:
Culver City, California
United States of America

ERIC JOYNER
“It’s a Jungle Out There”

Opening Reception Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 7‑10pm
On View January 21 - February 8, 2012

Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
T: 310-287-2340
www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

On Saturday, January 21, 2012, Corey Helford Gallery will present “It’s a Jungle Out There,” Eric Joyner’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery, and his wildest to date.

In “It’s a Jungle Out There,” Joyner’s robots trade their domestic lives featured in “Donut Logic”—his 2010 exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery—for fantastical adventures in rough-and-tumble jungles. “I use the robots to reflect my adventures, real and imagined, in Thailand. It runs the gamut from fighting, encountering animals and hiking to having fun,” Joyner says.

The theme of the exhibition was inspired by Joyner’s recent trip to Thailand. “The northern jungles of Thailand were so inspiring that I wanted to create a show that reflects some of the things that I experienced there,” Joyner says. “There were beautiful trees, birds, mountains, elephants, tigers, butterflies, flowers and monkeys. Jungle paintings are easier said than done though—there are so many leaves, branches and foliage to paint. It really tested my patience.”

“It’s a Jungle Out There” will feature 18 pop-surrealism paintings of robots interacting with jungle animals such as elephants, monkeys and snakes. For example, in “All Wrapped Up,” a 48-by-36-inch oil painting, an anaconda coils around the body of a pink metallic robot, who holds a donut just out of reach.

Joyner realizes that the jungle is a strange locale for robots, but relishes in creating new environments for his electronic muses. “The best thing about creating these new worlds is that it takes me out of this one,” Joyner says. “I like discovering new places and things and this is one way for me to do it.”

In addition to new robots and animals, “It’s a Jungle Out There” will also include Ultraman, a character from the 1960s Japanese television series.

The opening reception for “It’s a Jungle Out There” takes place Saturday, January 21 at Corey Helford Gallery. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition will be on view through February 8, 2012.