Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) celebrated the opening of several exhibitions on October 7, 2023. Because I Wanted You To Know, by international renowned German artist duo Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk [coarse], as well as Parallelization Era, by Kazuki Takamatsu both opened in the Main Gallery.
Also Literartistry II, a group show debuted in Gallery 2. In addition, a three-artist show, titled Bound by Nature opened in Gallery 3. See below for more info on all shows, which run through November 11, 2023.
CHG, coarse, Kazuki Takamatsu
Because I Wanted You To Know features all-new works from the award-winning, international renowned German artist duo Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk [coarse].
Marking coarse’s first show will feature limited-edition original pieces (sculpted in resin, wood, and other mixed media, with their signature sharp lines, smooth curves, and extreme attention to detail). Each of the works are meticulously handmade over hundreds of hours in the artists’ studio based in Frogtown, Los Angeles.
For over 20 years, the artist duo collectively known as coarse has been carving new paths in the tradition of sculptural storytelling. By exploring cultural motifs and sculpting with an architectural precision, the artists embrace their German heritage. However, at the same time, they rebel against it, painting with intense colors and also employing a sense of levity even when examining heavy themes. coarse takes the melancholy as well as visual simplicity inherent to German art and fuses it with a sophisticated sense of irreverence. This results in multi-faceted sculptures and a distinctively unique aesthetic.
The artist was born in Sendai, Japan in 1978. From a country known both for its picturesque landscapes and for its extremely high suicide rate, his work aims to highlight this duality of enchanting beauty and dreadful sadness.
Takamatsu attended the “Oil Painting” faculty at the renowned Tohoku University of Art and Design, where he graduated in 2001. He currently lives and works in his hometown, Sendai.
In Gallery 3, Bound by Nature features new works by Canadian illustrator and author Dena Seiferling, as well as surreal painter of nature Lisa Ericson, and Russian born/Sydney-based painter Yulia Pustoshkina.
Corey Helford Gallery
Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer/creator Bruce Helford established the gallery in 2006. Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) has since evolved into a premier gallery of New Contemporary art. Its goal is to support the growth of artists, from the young and emerging, to the well-known and internationally established. CHG represents a diverse collection of international artists as well. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.
On view: October 7, 2023 – November 11, 2023
What: New Exhibitions
Where: Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S. Anderson St. LA, 90033
When: Running thru September 30, 2023
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