On Saturday, May 18, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery will proudly unveil part two of their two-month Lucky 13 Anniversary celebration with another massive group show, entitled Pop Surrealism & New Figurative, in the Main Gallery.
Promising to be one of the highlights of Los Angeles' Spring art season, the Pop Surrealism & New Figurative group show will be an immersive gathering featuring outstanding new works from CHG's roster of artists, who are at the top of the New Contemporary Pop Surreal and New Figurative movement, mixed with new works from some of the most exciting new voices at the gallery.
Pop Surrealism & New Figurative group show will feature new works by: Adrian Cox, Albert Reyes, Andrew Brandou, Arinze Stanley, Bao Pham, Beau Stanton, Bennett Slater, Bruno Pontiroli, Caia Koopman, Chishi Morimura, Chris Fraticelli, David Connelly of Dosshaus, Dena Seiferling, Eric Joyner, Ewa Pronczuk-Kuziak, Handiedan, Hanna Jaeun, Helice Wen, Hikari Shimoda, Ian Francis, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Joanne Nam, Joey Remmers, Jon Ching, Jonathan Viner, Josh Tiessen, Korin Faught, Krista Huot, Kristen Liu-Wong, Liz Mcgrath, Luke Chueh, Marc Scheff, Marie Larkin, Miss Van, Naoto Hattori, Nate Frizzell, Oliver Hibert, Olivia De Berardinis, ONCH, Relm, Sarah Folkman, Sasha Ira, Scott Musgrove, Soey Milk, Sylvia Ji, Tina Yu, Troy Brooks, Yang Cao, Yosuke Ueno, Yuka Sakuma and Zoe Byland.
CHG's two-month anniversary celebration kicked off on April 6 with their The Fine Art of Street and Graffiti group show, featuring world-renowned muralists D*Face, Ron English, Hush, RISK, EINE, Okuda San Miguel, Herakut, and many more. The exhibition was curated by owner Jan Corey Helford, CHG Co-Curator Caro and world-famous street and graffiti artist RISK. The show was a reminder that CHG was among the early galleries in Los Angeles to bring street and graffiti artists together for exhibitions, to help establish the stature of this art form and its place in the fine art scene.
In LA Weekly's show preview (4/2), Arts Editor Shana Nys Dambrot shared: “Thinking now about the global street-art craze, it’s worth remembering a time not so long ago when even its most beloved practitioners were, at best, marginalized by the art world and, at worst, criminalized by society. When Corey Helford Gallery opened in Culver City in April 2006, the manifestation of its owners’ personal love for the progressive urban and pop surrealists they had been collecting and supporting for years, it seemed to be an anomaly. In retrospect, it was actually a pioneer."
In their preview for CHG’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition (2016), Beautiful Bizarre magazine proclaimed: "...truly an exhibition you wouldn’t want to miss. There are hundreds of artworks – paintings, sculptures, installations, and digital artworks – by some of this decade’s most influential contemporary artists from around the world. Many of the works are in very large scales; and, collectively, their impacts are larger than life.”
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.
Pop Surrealism & New Figurative group show opens Saturday, May 18 from 7pm-11pm in the Main Gallery, alongside a three-artist show with Erika Sanada, Happy D, and Young Chun in Gallery 2 and Where Do We Go From Here? group show in Gallery 3. Corey Helford Gallery is located at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033 and normal hours are Tuesday – Saturday, from 12pm - 6pm.