Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) presents two solo exhibitions “Hera We Go Again,” by Hera and Bennett Slater’s “Giving up the Ghost.“ A reception will NOT be held, but the gallery will be open from Thursday-Saturday, 12:00pm – 6:00pm starting on November 6, 2021 for viewing.
This will be the first major solo show for Hera at Corey Helford Gallery (one half of the internationally acclaimed artist duo HERAKUT from Germany) titled “Hera We Go Again.” Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui) combines her graffiti artist, illustrator, poet, and storyteller skills to create fluid figures with simultaneously elegant and chaotic lines and brushstrokes. Her work is often a statement on the human condition and experiences of childhood.
Regarding her new series, the artist shares, “My affiliation is always with those who create beauty in the darkest of places. Because the gutter feels closer to my creative home than the artist studio. I come from graffiti culture. I used to be the vulture, the raccoon, the street rat, that rummaged through leftover paint buckets left on the curbs of home renovations, treasuring other people’s trash.”
In Gallery 2, CHG will unveil a new solo show from Canadian illustrator and designer Bennett Slater, titled “Giving up the Ghost.“ Slater’s work is heavily inspired by pop culture elements and drawn from the relationships the future shares with the past, the new from the old, life from death. Utilizing traditional oil methods on wood, his work plays with techniques borrowed from Flemish and Dutch master disciplines, combined with bold, geometric forms linked to more contemporary futurism and deco sensibilities. This dichotomy of contrasting artistic disciplines and influences lends itself to the underlying dualities observed in his work.
CHG will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entry into the gallery, plus guest temperatures will be checked and masks will be required. 200 people at a time will be allowed into the gallery’s 12,000 square foot space, which will be monitored by CHG’s staff. Gallery visiting hours are Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
On view: November 6 – December 11, 2021
What: New Exhibitions
Where: COREY HELFORD GALLERY, 571 S. Anderson St. LA, 90033
When: Thursday through Saturday from 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Phone: (310) 287-2340