This is going to be one heck of an art party…side by side art openings. Corey Helford Gallery presents “POP-EYECONIC – An Exploration of Popular Iconic Characters.” This exhibition will feature new works by over 35 of some of the top artists in the New Contemporary Art scene.

SePOW-Sat-Mar15-POP-EYECONIC-Groupshowe image: Artist: Chris Anthony
Title: “Josephine Kerr”
Medium: C-Print edition of 7 + 2 AP’s

Looking to explore the iconic characters who define popular artistic symbolism, the gallery asked a diverse group of artists – from street to surreal to New Classicist – to provide one new work each, featuring their choice of POP ICONS that have special meaning to them, but rendering the icons in each artist’s own particular style and placing them in situations relevant to that artist’s usual subject matter.

The resonance of the icon’s image and significance to the viewer will add a timeless cultural significance and statement to each work and create a snapshot of the icon’s relevance to the New Contemporary Movement and its multitude of enthusiasts. There is a reason that Salvador Dali wanted to collaborate with Walt Disney, Jeff Koons devoted a great deal of his work to Popeye, and Andy Warhol chose iconic American products, such as Campbell’s soup and Brillo Pads, to be his signature works.

This exhibition will be on view through March 28, 2014.

Then right next door….Keep the party going…CHG Circa also holds an art party…celebrating new works by surrealist painter, Alexandra Manukyan.

HPOW-CoreyHelford-BeautifulDisasterer solo exhibition “Beautiful Disaster” opens tonight. Manukyan has garnered international attention for her painting and her upcoming show. 

See image: Beautiful Disaster, 16″x20″ oil on canvas

This exhibition will be on view March 15th and continuing through April 12th

What: Opening reception
Where: Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Blvd., and CHG Circa, 8530 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 7:00 pm ‑10:00 pm
Phone: 310 287-2340