Seriously, the idea of seeing the work of natalia fabia, camille rose garcia, elizabeth mcgrath, brandi milne, marion peck, gretchen ryan and mark ryden all in the same space makes me feel a little dizzy and giddy-sick!
COREY HELFORD GALLERY in collaboration with BRISTOL’S CITY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY present:
ART FROM THE NEW WORLD
A Big Brash Exhibition of the New American Art Scene
Saturday, May 1 – Sunday, August 22, 2010
Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1RL
Free entry. Open daily 10am-5pm
ART FROM THE NEW WORLD
For the first time, a world-class collection of works from some of the finest emerging and noted living U.S. Urban and Contemporary artists from the new American art scene is being unveiled internationally in a museum exhibition for British and European audiences. Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery is collaborating with Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery to present a diverse range of 45 artists, spanning the spectrum from pop surreal and neo-figurative to street art in the exhibition, ART FROM THE NEW WORLD. Virtually all of the works have been specifically created for the show and will infiltrate not only the exhibition gallery, but most of the ground floor of the museum.
• A fifteen-foot tall “ice cream cone” balloon sculpture created by, and topped with the characters of well-known street artist Buff Monster (who is featured in Banksy’s new film, Exit Through the Gift Shop). The artist will also be on-site creating a “live painting” of murals on select museum walls during the days immediately leading up to the exhibition.
• On opening day, paintings by world-renowned artist Gary Baseman will come to life as a special collection of his costumed characters makes a rare appearance to interact with museum guests.
• The Todd Schorr painting “An Ape Allegory”, featured in San Jose Museum’s Todd Schorr retrospective and on loan from the Corey Helford private collection will be on display in the main rotunda.
• Artist Mike Stilkey will transform a wall of 2,000 books into a ten-foot “canvas” for his work. The unique sculptural installation will greet visitors as they enter the museum.
Presenting and curating the exhibition in collaboration with Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery is Jan Corey Helford, owner and curator of the noted Corey Helford Gallery, located in Los Angeles, California. Corey Helford has presented a wide range of artists from the new fine art movement, such as Gary Baseman, Ron English, Josh Agle (SHAG), Buff Monster, COOP, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught, Sylvia Ji, Eric Joyner and Lucie-award winning photographer Chris Anthony. Helford’s husband, and partner in the gallery, is American television writer and producer, Bruce Helford (Roseanne, The Drew Carey Show, The Oblongs).
In a statement released by the gallery, Jan Corey Helford explains the significance of the exhibit, ART FROM THE NEW WORLD. “Like the Arts Decoratif of Paris in 1925, or the bright, poppy England of the 1960’s, America is gushing forth a new wave of taste and style born of Pop Iconic culture, expanding American diversity, resistance to the mainstream art world and a need to communicate to an art audience looking for relevance in America’s Age of Uncertainty. The selected artists are part of an exciting new art movement that encompasses all forms of media and art – painting, sculpture, printing, stencil, photography, digital art. Their work defies traditional paths and has been embraced by a new generation of collectors and enthusiasts who crowd the exhibitions of a growing circuit of alternative galleries spreading throughout the United States. This is an exciting opportunity to raise the profile of this movement to new audiences.”
ART FROM THE NEW WORLD will open to the public in Bristol, England on Saturday, May 1, 2010 and will be on view through August 22nd.
JOSH AGLE (SHAG), JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, CHRIS ANTHONY, VAN ARNO, GARY BASEMAN, RAY CAESAR, COLIN CHRISTIAN, SAS CHRISTIAN, LUKE CHUEH, COOP, DAVE COOPER, RON ENGLISH, NATALIA FABIA, KORIN FAUGHT, SARAH FOLKMAN, MELISSA FORMAN, AJ FOSIK, CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA, MERCEDES HELNWEIN, DAVID HOCHBAUM, SYLVIA JI, ERIC JOYNER, DAVE KINSEY, KUKULA, JOE LEDBETTER, HENRY LEWIS, LOLA, TRAVIS LOUIE, MICHAEL MARARIAN, ELIZABETH MCGRATH, MIA, BRANDI MILNE, BUFF MONSTER, MICHAEL PAGE, MARION PECK, JOSHUA PETKER, CARLOS RAMOS, JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ (KMNDZ), GRETCHEN RYAN, MARK RYDEN, TODD SCHORR, KATHY STAICO SCHORR, MIKE STILKEY, GREG SIMKINS (CRAOLA), JOE SORREN, DAVID STOUPAKIS, ADAM WALLACAVAGE, MARTIN WITTFOOTH, KENT WILLIAMS
Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery
Bristol, UK BS8 1RL
T: 0117 922 3571
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