On Saturday night, December 12th, in Corey Helford Gallery‘s new 12,000 square foot, Boyle Heights location, “Between Worlds”, a new group exhibition curated by Caro, exploring the fantasy of planets and lands yet to be explored, will open. The exhibition is a follow up to “Dreamlands”, where artists pushed the boundaries of the limitless landscape of our imagination. When NASA retrieved photos from our solar system’s least understood planet, Pluto, earlier this year, a dreamland became reality.
What those images lacked in finer details made up for in splendor, presenting a terrific look at the lonely planet of enormous mountains, deep valleys and a crystal blue sky. It was completely alien and strikingly familiar at the same time- not something you would have expected from the distant planet. “Between Worlds”, inspired by the spirit of NASA’s photographs, features 30 international contemporary artists who share an otherworldly quality in their art. In a variety of media and styles, their works romanticize both their hope and despair for the future, and express a deep desire to reconnect with our home planet, which is threatened by pollution.
Participating Artists: Ana Bagayan, Carlo Cane, Carmel Seymour, Carol Liu, David Slone, Hannah Yata, Heiko Müller, Hikari Shimoda, Jennybird Alcantara, Jess Littlewood, Joe Hengst, Juan Travieso, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kazuhiro Hori, Meghan Howland, Naoto Hattori, Natalie Shau, Nathan James, Okuda, Sarah Dolby, Simone Legno, Hirabayashi Takahiro, Tom Bagshaw, Yasuaki Okamoto, Yoko d’Holbachie, Yosuke Ueno, Yoh Nagao, Yumiko Kayukawa, Yusk Imai,
The VIP reception will be from 7pm to 10pm and include a DJ set by KCRW’s Marion Hodges. The opening of Corey Helford’s new gallery space on saturday night, will also feature the debut of Ron English’s monumental environmental exploration “NeoNature: We Are The New They”. More details along with preview images can be found here.
CHG joins a growing group of galleries moving to the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, South of Seventh and Boyle Heights. Powerhouse gallery Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel and the Santa Monica Museum of Art will soon be opening their doors in the Arts District, while other newcomers in the last couple of year’s include A + D Architecture and Design Museum and MAMA Gallery, along with Wilding Cran Gallery, Little Big Man Gallery, Francois Ghebaly Gallery, CB 1 Gallery, Night Gallery among others South of Seventh, and Maccarone Gallery, 356 Mission and Venus Over Los Angeles (the latter three are neighbors of CHG in Boyle Heights). Many of these galleries included on itineraries with Cartwheel Art Tours.
In the main gallery will also be an exhibition by Ron English titled NeoNature: We Are The New They. More here.
Following is a sneak peek from a few artists of work that will be on exhibition.
Joe Hengst (Detail of his work)