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Bo.Lee's "Shadowside" at Blackall, London

by Suzanne on June 12th, 2011

UPDATE JUNE 29, 2011: Here are a few images of the Shadowside show taken from my Flickr:

Second Skin by Ione Rucquoi, 2010 - click to enlarge

Shadowside is Bath-based Bo.Lee Gallery's effort to introduce the London crowd to their roster of artists. They hired the perfectly located Blackall Studios for their 4-day-only group exhibition. Yep, Blackall is THAT expensive to hire, trust me, I know...

Heart to Heart by Ione Rucquoi, 2006 - click to enlarge

Dark Introductions to the Disowned Self - as the subtitle suggests, might be a statement somewhat difficult to fulfill with most of the art on show not really being that dark or that Jungian for that matter, but I can see it definitely working for the likes of Ione Rucquoi's (featured above) and Beth Carter's work.

Badgered by Kate MacDowell, hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 2010 - click to enlarge

And anyway, the fact that Kate MacDowell's works will be on show should be reason enough to attend. So there.

Other exhibiting artists include: Patrick Haines, Neil Moore, Mercedes Helnwein, Chris Anthony

Details below.

Crave by Kate MacDowell, hand built porcelain, cone 6 glaze, 2006 - click to enlarge

P.S.: Does anyone else have to think of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison here? Nope. Oh well, I guess it's just me then.

Opening reception: Jun 14, 2011, 6 - 9 PM, RSVP

On show: Jun 14 - 18, 2011

Address: Blackall Studios, 73 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QS, UK | Map

Gallery hours: 11 AM - 6 PM

Press release | Preview

Harma Heikens, Ray Caesar et al. at Corey Helford, Culver City

by Suzanne on January 20th, 2011

Death and a nine-year-old by Harma Heikens, mixed media, 2008 - click to enlarge

And... yet another show announcement for the Culver City area and it seems that Ray Caesar (previously featured here, here, here, here, here, here and everywhere) is a busy man this month.

In the Nursery is a "contemporary interpretation of classic American nursery art" and has a very interesting line-up of artists including Chris Anthony, Tom Bagshaw, Shawn Barber, Scott G. Brooks, Ray Caesar (image below), Sas & Colin Christian, Korin Faught, Harma Heikens (image above), Liz McGrath and Martin Wittfooth. So this should be rather sweet.

I find it particularly interesting to see Liz McGrath rise from the interweb grave. I haven't really seen any new works since 2009 when she started using her mailing list contacts to regularly inform everyone what her husband Morgan Slade's been up to. Something I'm really not that interested in. But OH WELL.

Details below. Please note that the reception starts at 8 PM, not as 7 PM as listed on the website and that the Harma Heikens image only serves illustrative purposes as I'm not sure which of her works will be on show.

Beloved by Ray Caesar - click to enlarge

Opening reception: Saturday, January 29, 2011, 8 - 10 PM

On show: January 29 - February 9, 2011

Address: Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232, USA, tel: 310-287-2340

Hours: Tue - Sat: 12 - 6 PM

Featuring: Chris Anthony, Tom Bagshaw, Shawn Barber, Scott G. Brooks, Ray Caesar, Sas & Colin Christian, Korin Faught, Harma Heikens, Liz McGrath, Martin Wittfooth, and many others

by suzanne_tumblr on November 6th, 2009

Perfect Outfits of the Day CLXIII and CLXIV: Venetian Portraits by Chris Anthony, 2009

Further proof that oxygen flasks compliment EVERY outfit.

Chris Anthony at Corey Helford's L.A. Space: Opening this weekend

by Suzanne on March 26th, 2009

© Chris Anthony - click for details/larger view

Hmm... I don't know how I feel about Chris Anthony's new series of work which will go on show at Corey Helford's off-site space the day after tomorrow.

I'm sure these pictures from his Venice series look much better blown up to huge wall-filling formats on a gallery wall than on the interweb, yet it seems that my mind wants to see the depicted scenes animated rather than captured on film. I feel a slight frustration that I cannot hear the waves, smell the saltiness in the air, and feel the wetness of the protagonists' clothes and the cold sneaking into their bones.

© Chris Anthony - click for details/larger view

But maybe that's exactly what makes these photographs great? That the brain creates its own movie and soundtrack while the eyes look at a static image?

All you lucky L.A. bastards can go see Venice from Saturday onwards at Corey Helford's L.A. space.

All details below. Online preview will be on the gallery's website soon, my dears.

Opening reception: Saturday, March 28, 2009, 7 - 10 PM

On show: March 28 - April 18, 2009

Address: Corey Helford's L.A. Space, 6086 Comey Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034, USA, tel: 310-287-2340

Press release

Artist's website

Chris Anthony at Corey Helford

by Suzanne on January 23rd, 2008

Virgin from Chris Anthony's I'm The Most Normal Person I Know series

As you could already see in the Upcoming sidebar, Chris Anthony's eagerly awaited 2nd solo show opens this Saturday at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California.

According to his autobiography, Chris was "born, raised and miseducated in Stockholm", he was a rock photographer during his teens, retired at the age of 17 to direct music videos & commercials, studied art history in Italy and now lives and works in Los Angeles.

Last year, he won the prestigious Grand Prize of American PHOTO’s Images of the Year Competition for his Victims & Avengers series that was previously featured on this blog.

So if you haven't made any plans for Saturday yet, Corey Helford Gallery cordially invites you to attend the reception for I'm The Most Normal Person I Know.

Public Reception: 9 to 11pm

Place: 8522 Washington Blvd., Culver City CA

Exhibition On View: January 26 to February 16, 2008

Opening photos: by Juxtapoz

Mommy, Mommy, There's An Artist Under My Bed!

by Suzanne on November 25th, 2006

© Chris Anthony - click on images to enlarge

'If you still think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body. The night waned, and I worked hastily, but in silence. First of all I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs. [...]'

(Excerpt from The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, 1843)

This is a quick reminder to let Californian readers know that today is your final chance to see the adorable 'Mommy, Mommy, There's An Artist Under My Bed!' post-Hallowe'en show at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City.

Featured artists include Chris Anthony (c.f. photographs above), Sylvia Ji, Korin Faught, Caia Koopman and many, many more.