ARTISTS.…If you are interested in showing your work… the Hel-Mel Art Walk is taking place on May 24th. A Hair Salon is part of the Walk and is having a Grand Opening (Heliotrope/Melrose)….and they are looking for Artists to hang their art….Email us at LaArtParty@gmail.com to find out more and get involved.
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Pick of the Week is Corey Helford Gallery’s latest exhibition which opens this Saturday. There is always a fun art party at Corey Helford….this is one of my all time favorite galleries. Tonight enjoy the artist reception for Mia Araujo. This is Mia’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, “Into the Woods.”
Mia is known for her beautiful and ethereal imagery, tempered with the darkness and horrors of reality. “The worlds I create are heavily charged with mysticism, magic, and mythology — things that I find mostly lacking in contemporary times,” she notes.
For “Into the Woods,” Mia drew inspiration from a variety of sources: Miyazaki’s film Princess Mononoke, the writings of John Muir, and Timothy Egan’s book The Big Burn. Her newest body of work is about connecting with the outdoors to go inward and discover your truest self. Nature is a sanctuary, and “a place to heal from all the exhaustion, stress, and wounds that each of us carry in our daily lives.” Mia adds, “I feel that people today need to be reintroduced to the raw power and beautiful honesty of nature, an experience that no manner of technology can ever replicate.”
The upstairs gallery will feature “Confectionary Affections” a new body of work by Los Angeles artist Nouar (see image below, left). The title of the exhibition alludes to how “the sweet things in life can seamlessly lead into the not so sweet,” Nouar adds. “Dissolved,” is one of ten new works in the show illustrating this concept. In the piece, a bubbly bottle of pop bounces along with the remains of its hapless victim inside.
Nouar continues to feature confectionary-themed resin works created from a unique process of casting and then painting each one. However, For “Confectionary Affections” Nouar embeds objects inside, producing seamless combinations to further push the medium. For the exhibition, Nouar’s signature brightly-colored, sugary-sweet works are infused with darker flavors such as skeletons, apparitions, and symbols of mortality. Nouar adds “It creates a literal sense that the good things and bad things in life, two opposing forces, can collide and meld into one.”
What: Opening reception”Into the Woods” and “Confectionary Affections”
Where: Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: May 12, 7:00 pm ‑10:00 pm
Phone: 310 287-2340