CHRIS ANTHONY (featured image)
RICHARD J OLIVER
ROBERT XAVIER BURDEN
JOSH AGLE AKA SHAG
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, MARCH 15, FROM 7-10PM
Culver City (March 15, 2014) - On Saturday, March 15, 2014, Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present the most recent in our series of innovative group exhibitions, “POP-EYECONIC - An Exploration of Popular Iconic Characters,” with 35 of the top artists in the New Contemporary Art movement.
Looking to explore the iconic characters who define popular artistic symbolism, we have asked an ambitious and diverse group of artists - from street to surreal to New Classicist - to provide one new work each, featuring their choice of POP ICONS that have special meaning to them, but rendering the icons in each artist’s own particular style and placing them in situations relevant to that artist’s usual subject matter. The resonance of the icon’s image and significance to the viewer will add a timeless cultural significance and statement to each work and create a snapshot of the icon’s relevance to the New Contemporary Movement and its multitude of enthusiasts. There is a reason that Salvador Dali wanted to collaborate with Walt Disney, Jeff Koons devoted a great deal of his work to Popeye, and Andy Warhol chose iconic American products, such as Campbell’s soup and Brillo Pads, to be his signature works.
The opening reception for “POP-EYECONIC” takes place Saturday, MARCH 15, from 7-10pm at Corey Helford Gallery. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition will be on view through March 28, 2014.