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 >>
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 >>
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Lina LecaroWe Heart 2010 Fashion. Well, some of it... For many, 2010 was a year for dressing to express, often in excess. Blending in, for the most part, was not an option when out on the town in LA. Inspired by everything from music and movies to retro style and well, we don't know what, her ... More >>
For more from Small Gift, check out "Kitty in Pink: Sanrio's '80s Prom," "Sanrio Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with 'Small Gift'" and "Sanrio Meets Fight Club in Peekaboo Monster's Installation for Small Gift." Hello Kitty might be the most famous Sanrio character, but she certainly isn't the onl ... More >>
When it comes to the kawaii characters that appear on everything from stationary to kitchen utensils, few are as popular in Japan right now as a little bear called Rilakkuma. The adorable animal, whose name is a portmanteau containing "relax" and the Japanese word for "bear," has, despite success i ... 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 >>
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 >>
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