past CHG show September 8 - September 30, 2012 HARO CHG CIRCA INAUGURAL EXHIBIT with LOLA Lola INFO & PRESSSEE SHOWMEDIA
September 8 - September 30, 2012

Inaugural Exhibition
Opening Reception Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 7-10pm
On View September 8 – October 6, 2012

Culver City (August 23, 2012) — To celebrate the inaugural opening of their newest space CHG Circa, gallerists Jan Corey Helford and Bruce Helford are pleased to present “Haro,” the highly-anticipated solo exhibition by artist Lola.

“Haro” reflects Lola’s most personal work to date. Based in Southern California her entire life, Lola recently relocated to the United Kingdom. She adds, “These paintings are reminders of what it means to chase a dream. I decided one year ago to change everything I know about comfort, leave my Los Angeles home, and save all I can to move myself and my girls to a cozy setting in England.”

“Haro” combines the daydreams of what we desire with the discipline it requires to make significant life changes, as Lola experienced during the year leading up to her show. Lola says, “It takes great sacrifice and a world of introspection, which I wasn’t exactly prepared for. We get so caught up with having ‘things’ — consumption. I decided to give it all away, put myself back in my childhood home and paint.”

Having sold out her first two shows, “Haro” is Lola’s third exhibition with Corey Helford Gallery, and for CHG Circa’s inaugural exhibition, she will unveil thirteen new paintings. While her palette remains soft and ethereal, her technique moves toward a more realistic aesthetic. Lola’s enchanting narratives continue to explore themes of discovery, hope and finding one’s authentic voice, despite life’s challenges. “I think this show, like all I work toward, has a silver lining.”

The opening reception for “Haro,” takes place on Saturday, September 8 at CHG Circa, and is open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through October 6, 2012.

Lola was born and raised in Riverside California. Growing up with an artistic father helped sparked Lola’s interest in art at an early age, and she began developing her creative and technical skills more diligently when she reached her teens. A self-taught painter, Lola takes great care in the unique details of each piece, with a distinct visual evolution from each new body of work she exhibits, displaying them in handpicked antique frames she finds at flea markets. Featured in renowned collections, her work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. For more information about Lola, please visit

CHG Circa
Established in 2012 by Los Angeles gallerists Jan Corey Helford and Bruce Helford, CHG Circa is their exciting new art venue on Washington Blvd. After launching the highly-successful Corey Helford Gallery in 2006 in the Culver City Arts District, the Helfords opened CHG Circa as a platform to highlight figurative and pop surreal artists worldwide, including Lola, Van Arno, Sylvia Ji, Amy Sol and many more. Corey Helford Gallery is internationally-renowned for its standout exhibitions, from “Letters From America” during the 2012 London Olympics to “Art From The New World,” Corey Helford’s transatlantic collaboration with the Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery showcasing work by a formidable group of 49 of the finest emerging and noted American artists in the New Contemporary art scene. CHG Circa will present exhibitions and special projects of equal quality and caliber. “We believe the artists we show and support are creating timeless art,” the Helfords add, and to celebrate this, CHG Circa will have an elegant 1930s’ ambiance, stamped tin ceilings and 10 foot archways. CHG Circa presents new exhibitions every 4-5 weeks.