Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) offers new exhibitions – “Painting Over the Cracks,” by London-based multimedia artist D*Face, and “All Signs Point to No,” by Chicago-based artist Travis Lampe. The gallery hosted an opening art party on August 6, 2022, but you have a chance to catch the show thru September 10, 2022. Remember to check with the gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).
In the main gallery and gallery 2, Painting Over the Cracks. features the work of world-renowned London-based multimedia artist D*Face. Instantly recognized as one of the UK’s most prolific Urban Contemporary artists, D*Face (Dean Stockton) has occupied the forefront of his practice since his first sell out show in 2005. Born and raised in London, his childhood interests of graffiti, California skate culture, and punk aesthetic were well nurtured from an early age. Having come across the likes of Jim Phillips and Vernon Courtlandt Johnson amidst the pages of Thrasher Magazine, he was initially inspired to follow a path of graphic design and illustration, before eventually taking a more freelance approach to his art. After learning to screen print his own stickers, he took the public domain of the street as his canvas, blending art, design, and graffiti in a manner that pre-dated the emergence of street art as it is known today. It was in this newly found outlet that D*Face quickly gained attention from others, mainly for the clean, vivid nature of his designs that quickly spread across the city.
Even today, D*Face continues to approach his work with the same anarchic energy that drove his career from the outset. His murals can be found across the globe and his subversive-pop style and iconic D*Dog logo have become an inseparable part British Urban art and it’s ever-expanding medium. “Painting Over the Cracks” marks the artist’s third solo show at Corey Helford Gallery
In Gallery 3, “All Signs Point to No,” features new works from Chicago-based artist, illustrator, and toymaker Travis Lampe will open. The topsy turvy world portrayed in Lampe’s paintings is a trip out of pandemia. Inspired by an old-timey aesthetic, from Steamboat Willie to Bette Boop and Dr. Seuss, Lampe describes his work as “a mish-mosh of those old-timey influences with some Duccio-inspired mountains and the inevitable light-switch nose.” Since 2007, the artist has shown all across the U.S. and internationally (including in London, Berlin, and Italy).
On view: August 6, 2022 – September 10, 2022
What: New Exhibitions
Where: Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S. Anderson St. LA, 90033