Corey Helford Gallery debuts “Seven-Artist Show” featuring the work of Andy Adamson, Helice Wen, kozyndan, Rodolfo Loaiza, Travis Lampe, Yang Cao, and Zoé Byland and will be opening in the main gallery. “Intensive Purposes,” by established Los Angeles art scene painter and illustrator Luke Chueh will be hosted in Gallery 2.
Seven is called the number of completeness and CHG’s February show promises a complete view of the latest in New Contemporary art: Andy Adamson’s ceramics bring his unique sense of humor to pop culture’s favorite characters, Helice Wen’s beautiful figurative paintings capture moments of fragility and intimacy rarely seen, kozyndan’s delightful paintings on Japanese scrolls offer a fresh new take on ‘nihonga,’ Rodolfo Loaiza’s works take the taboos of reality and inject them into the idealized world of Disney, the topsy turvy world portrayed in Travis Lampe’s paintings is a trip out of pandemia, Yang Cao takes us high above with new additions to his dreamy “Clouds” portraits, and Zoé Byland revisits the past in her haunting monochromatic portrayals that merge vintage with contemporary.
Regarding his new show Intensive Purposes, Luke Chueh shares his insights…“The show’s title was inspired by the often misquoting of the phrase, ‘Intents and purposes.’ But the misconstrued idiom suits my work perfectly. This collection was inspired by ideas conceived throughout 2020. Paintings like ‘Let Fly,’ a masochistic take on escapism, to ‘Agoraphobia’ were inspired by the pandemic…Looking at the show as a whole, what I’ve realized is that I don’t like being pinned down by a style or a narrative. And though there isn’t an overarching theme, I hope you’ll agree that my paintings speak with intensive purpose.”
Please note: The gallery has resumed partial visiting hours (Thursday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm). In accordance with LA County Public Health restrictions, maximum occupancy is restricted to 12 people at a time, mask-wearing and social distancing are mandatory. In accordance with CDC guidelines, guest temperatures will be checked using an infrared scanner upon entry.
On view: February 27 – April 3, 2021
What: New Exhibitions
Where: Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (310) 287-2340