Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) held an opening art party onOctober 29, 2022 to celebrate the adored Southern California artist Brandi Milne in the Main Gallery, along with the talented artist and world-renowned children’s book illustrator Nicoletta Ceccoli in Gallery 3. Both exhibitions, “Everything I Ever Was,” and “Handle With Care” will remain on view through December 3, 2022.
Growing up in Anaheim, California in the late 1970s/early 80s, Brandi Milne’s surrounding world of classic cartoons, toys, candy, Disneyland, and joyous family holidays fascinated and deeply influenced her young imagination. Self-taught and emotionally driven, Milne’s pop-surrealist, acrylic paintings depict a uniquely surreal world that is undeniably hers and speak of love, loss, pain, and heartbreak, underneath a beautiful, candy-coated surface ─ a combination that has led to a career spanning over 20 years and her work being celebrated around the world.
Nicoletta Ceccoli’s paintings explore how childlike wonder and innocence can curdle into emotional turmoil and darkness. The artist’s paintings invite you into a magical and wonderful world where role reversal and the blurring of lines between good and evil remind us there is not as fine a line as we often suspect between who’s good, who’s bad, and who’s afraid. Known for her richly detailed, dreamlike work, Ceccoli has described her work as attempting to “offer a delectable balance of repulsive and attr
On view: October 29 – December 3, 2022
What: New Exhibitions, Brandi Milne, Nicoletta Ceccoli,
Where: Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S. Anderson St. LA, 90033