*Bulbous Noses and Painted Grins: Clowns! at Corey Helford Gallery
*Eric Joyner's Vintage Robots Travel to Thailand in Paintings at Corey Helford
*Natalia Fabia Looks Towards Lolita Fashion and Domo in 'Fashionable Aftertaste Without End"
Since 2006, Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City h ... More >>
Inside a candlelit space, twelve kinetic figures are seated around a large, wooden table. They are dressed primarily in leather, smoking cigarettes, turning their heads as conversations overlap. The table is lined with candles, an empty bottle or two and a few tiny creatures with birdlike heads. The ... More >>
"When [Mad Men] first started, all of my friends, everyone who knows me, said, 'You've got to watch it. You'll love the costumes and the sets,'" says Josh Agle, the artist best known as Shag.
Agle, though, wasn't necessarily interested in checking out the mid-20th-century costumes and interiors tha ... More >>
The celebrated billboard satirist and painter Ron English lives on the East Coast, and so most of his outdoor work takes place there. But he regularly provides downloadable paste-ups on his blog, and is himself a regular journeyman, who makes outdoor contributions to the public art in every city he ... More >>
Photo by Shannon Cottrell
At LA Weekly, we've always liked Corey Helford's mix of high/low art, from cute to cool to downright creepy. As the gallery celebrates its fifth anniversary with its current show "Zero to Sixty," which closes today, we thought we'd look back at six standout shows.
Courtesy Corey Helford GalleryFor more photos from the opening, see "Corey Helford Five-Year Anniversary Party: 'Zero to Sixty'"
Friday night, Corey Helford Gallery celebrated a milestone with an opening party for its mega-showcase, Zero to Sixty: Five Year Anniversary Gala Group Exhibition, ... More >>
Courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery
Corey Helford Gallery is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the group exhibit "Zero to Sixty," which has its opening July 1.
The show is billed as a combination of new works from artists who have shown with the gallery from the beginning and new artists ... More >>
Wills/ChoNatalia Fabia, painter
Check out our slideshow of photos from the book: "Heroes & Villains: Los Angeles Painters, Street Artists and Graphic Novelists"
In looking at the portraiture that encompasses the sublime new coffee table book Heroes & Villains by Tatiana Wills and Roman Ch ... More >>
Some of the art currently on display at Corey Helford looks so good, you might be tempted to peel it off the wall and eat it. Maniacal Jell-O molds tromping through the blood of their deceased compatriots. A flirty cowgirl with a glistening Jolly Rancher for a head. A translucent puppy digesting a ... More >>
Not too long ago, Buff Monster was in Bristol, U.K., where his painting "Happy Pink Explosion" is now part of the City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent collection, working on a mural for the "Art from the New World" exhibition. Afterward, he traveled through London, Berlin and Paris, finding inspi ... More >>
"Fashionable Aftertaste Without End" is Natalia Fabia's third solo show at Corey Helford Gallery, a collection of twelve large and intricate oil paintings focusing on kawaii (Japanese for "cute") that are as realistic as they are whimsical. A trio of young women in colorful, Harajuku-style fashion, ... More >>
Since the mid-1990s, Josh Agle has been best known for paintings that depict mid-20th century styled cocktail parties in intense colors. But the artist known as Shag has shifted gears for his latest show at Culver City's Corey Helford Gallery. Though still distinctively Shag, "Autumn's Come Undone" ... More >>
It's only been a week since we returned from the deafening, drunken mayhem that was SXSW but that didn't keep us from spending our weekend cruising the concert circuit here in L.A. We'll sleep when we're dead (or when they cut off our bar tab). In addition to live performances by John Mayer, Tom Mor ... More >>
Liz OhanesianChris Anthony (center) with Ben Gibbard, Zooey Deschanel, Davey Havok and guest, Jan Corey HelfordFor the past few years, artist Chris Anthony has had the urge to travel to Antarctica to photograph melting polar caps as part of an idea of a future world forming in his mind.
"It seemed ... More >>
Is it just me or was it was incredibly hard to keep up with the insane amount of art and music events that happened in Los Angeles over the weekend? Friday night I remember hanging out backstage with Street Drum Corps when they opened for Motley Crue at the Palladium (pics coming soon) and Saturday ... More >>
By Liz Ohanesian
Colin Christian "Freaky Deaky"
Clowns. Once their bulbous noses and painted grins adorned living rooms and children's bedrooms across the nation. But times changed, and the great clown painting became a relic of mid-twentieth century Americana, the faces meant to provoke smiles ... More >>