April 2019 is the beginning of a two-month celebration at downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery, consisting of two massive group exhibitions, the first being The Fine Art of Street and Graffiti, featuring world-renowned muralists D*Face, Ron English, Hush, RISK, EINE, Okuda San Miguel, Herakut, and many more. The exhibition is curated by owner Jan Corey Helford, CHG Co-Curator Caro and world-famous street and graffiti artist RISK. Corey Helford was among the early galleries in Los Angeles to bring these artists together for exhibitions that established the stature of this art form and its place in the fine art scene. Following in the paths of Haring, Basquiat and others, these self-styled vandals brought the streets of the world a voice that expresses the jarring beauty and incongruity of art and life in the urban setting. Corey Helford is proud to present new works by these artists and other upcoming artists from around the world.
The Fine Art of Street and Graffiti will feature new works by: Ahoy, Aspire, Barlo, Bates, Beau Stanton, Bio Tats Cru, Bisco Smith, Buff Monster, CES, Candybird, Caratoes, Cryptik, D*FACE, Defer, EINE, Estevan Oriol, Faith XLVII, HOXXOH, HUSH, Herakut, Jecks, Jillian Evelyn, Kano, Kwest, La Belle Epoque, Lauren YS, Logan Hicks, Mauy, Messy Desk, Miss Van, OG Abel, Okuda San Miguel, Pure Evil, Quick, RISK, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Ron English, SEEN, seenaeme, Sel, Senna, Sever, Simple Bao, Skeme, Starman, Taz, Vyal and Zlism.
The second part of the Lucky 13 Anniversary celebration will be an exhibition of the best in Pop Surreal and New Figurative, with more info and an amazing lineup to be announced next month.
Corey Helford Gallery opened its doors in April 2006, with the mission of bringing new artists to the public’s attention in a fine-art gallery setting, but with a populist bent toward works that appealed to a younger, less elitist body of collectors who were eschewing the cold, conceptual world of “blue-chip” fine art for more relatable works reflecting pop culture and current lifestyles. Starting with a 2,400 square-foot space in Culver City, CHG’s current home is a 12,500 square-foot space, housing three distinct galleries under one roof, in the arts district environs of Downtown Los Angeles.
The Fine Art of Street and Graffiti opens Saturday, April 6 from 7pm-11pm in the Main Gallery, alongside solo shows from Ben Frost in Gallery 2 and Josie Morway in Gallery 3. The reception is open to the public and all shows will be on view through Saturday, May 11. Corey Helford Gallery is located at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033 and normal hours are Tuesday – Saturday, from 12pm - 6pm.