The planned opening on Saturday, May 30, 2020 (7pm – 11pm), at the Corey Helford Gallery was canceled due to the revised County of Los Angeles Health Officer Order (issued May 26th by the County of Los Angeles Health Officer) mandating that gallery spaces are to remain closed, instead Corey Helford Gallery hosted a virtual opening on Instagram Live (@CoreyHelfordGallery).

Camilla d’Errico

The main gallery debuts “The Color Wheel,” a series of all new works by Camilla d’Errico. A swirl of colors and emotions in a world of innocence and hope, featuring her signature child-like characters, is the context of this newest exhibition by fine artist and comic illustrator Camilla d’Errico. The works are all at once about the times we live in and the reminder that beauty persists throughout.

A new solo show premieres Los Angeles-based, award-winning collective DOSSHAUS, titled “POP GOES…” in Gallery 2. Founded in 2011, DOSSHAUS is the current nom de guerre of David Connelly , whose work blends painting, sculpture, installation, photography, fashion, video, and performance; using recycled cardboard from the alleyways of Los Angeles, paper, and acrylic paint as their primary mediums, to create his own highly idealized universe.

In Gallery 3, the work of three artists will be featured…a new series’ from New York-based Japanese artist aica, Canadian-based illustrator and sculptor Dena Seiferling, and established Los Angeles art scene painter and illustrator Luke Chueh.

aica, inspired by Japanese anime, manga and traditional ukiyo-e, creates ethereal worlds whose subjects appear innocent, but carry deep emotional scars. aica’s newest series, entitled Qualia, is her first solo show at CHG. 

Dena Seiferling’s pieces hover somewhere between a childhood fantasy and an adult’s reality, merging the beauty of nature with irony and satire. Seiferling’s newest body of work and first solo show at the gallery is titled “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.”

[L-R: ”Heart” and “Hopes and Fears” by aica, “Dancing Bear” and “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” by Dena Seiferling, “Pink Study” by Luke Chueh]

Employing minimal color schemes, simple animal characters, and a seemingly endless list of ill-fated situations, Luke Chueh stylistically balances cute with brute, walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy. Chueh’s latest series, entitled Gravity, explores the concept of the “character study” or expressive character portrayals, featuring his signature anthropomorphized “Bear” character (a metaphorical stand in for the artist).

On view: May 30 – July 3, 2019

What: Virtual Art Party on Instagram LIVE
Where: Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Website: https://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/