Ron English helps the Corey Helford Gallery launch their new massive location in DTLA with his new show, “NeoNature: We Are The New They”
Located in Culver City since 2006, CHG had grown out of their original home and were ready for a new chapter.
Their new massive space located on the eastside of the LA River in DTLA has three galleries encompassing over 12,000 square feet.
“NeoNature” examines the art of evolution, the flaw that propels civilization. The mutation of the ordinary stubbornly conjures new worlds.
The gallery represents a diverse collection of contemporary artists influenced by today’s pop culture.
Encompassing the genres of New Figurative, Pop Surreal, Graffiti and Street Art.
Pieces in English’s show range in price from $1,500 to $100,000.
Corey Helford Gallery was established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer and creator, Bruce Helford (Anger Management, The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez, The Oblongs).
“CATHY COWGIRL” – PINK (LIMITED EDITION OF 30)
fiberglass, 33″ x 12″ x 48″
Sex & Nature
“TEMPER TOT” – PINK (LIMITED EDITION OF 30) Ron English
fiberglass, 27″ x 19″ x 48″
“FLINTSTONES ORIGIN STORY”
Oil on Canvas, 64″ x 40″
I showed up during the day, a week after their big opening and was the only one there. Jan (the owner) came out to greet me and was really friendly. She has a magnetic personality and was kind enough to allow me to roam around the space by myself snapping photos even though there was tons of construction taking place throughout the interior and exterior of the building.
“THE CREATION OF APE”
Oil on Canvas, 58″ x 24″
It’s not easy being green.
“FAT TONY” (LIMITED EDITION OF 30)
fiberglass, 36″ x 24″ x 48″
“TWO TON SAM” (LIMITED EDITION OF 30)
fiberglass, 31″ x 41″ x 54″
“EUROPEAN CAMO STAG”
bronze, 64″ x 48″ x 30″
Fat Tony likes to point fingers.
“MOUSEMASK MURPHY IN AIRPLANE” (LIMITED EDITION OF 30)
fiberglass, 42″ x 48″ x 48″
Tapping into the wondrous world of Mother Nature’s knack for creativity, English uses his own to spark a conversation about “the art of evolution, the flaw that propels civilization.”
The 22-piece exhibit, employs his affinity for slipping poignant messaging into beautiful imagery as he uses secondary colors and familiar motifs to force us to look at ourselves through a new lens.
“NeoNature” closed January 9, 2016.