Opening Saturday, January 13th 7-11pm
Show Runs: January 13th – February 10th, 2018
You're invited to join us in celebrating the opening of “Children on the Edge” an exhibition of all new works by Japanese painter Hikari Shimoda, featuring a sparkling installation by Australian based artist Pip & Pop. Also opening the same night in Gallery 2 — “East/West”, showcasing our Asian contemporary artists, brought together with Western artists.
The starry-eyed, magical girls and boys at the center of Hikari Shimoda’s paintings have become synonymous with the Nagano, Japan based artist’s work. Poised as spiritual deities or the extraordinary superheroes of popular culture, they represent hope for salvation of a dying modern world — a netherworld bursting with problems as humanity struggles to cope with its imminent demise. With her fourth major solo exhibition, “Children on the Edge”, Shimoda both humanizes and expands on the mythology of her young characters in a series of seventeen new paintings. Accompanying the paintings will be an elaborate and extensive installation by world-renowned Pip & Pop.
Gallery 2: “East/West” Group Show
We are currently witnessing a rise and international popularity of Asian contemporary art in today's art world. In a single year at CHG, the gallery has proudly featured over 60 artists originally hailing from Asia: Japan, China, Korea and Thailand, just to name a few. Through their exhibitions, their work and that of modern art has been defined by a series of overlapping engagements. curator Caro Buermcnn is calling this convergence of style «East/West». In addition to highlighting emerging Asian artists,«East/West» also brings together artists from Western countries.
«East/West» features all new works by: Aaron Li-Hill, Akika Kurata, Akiko Ijichi, Alex Gross, Bao Pham, Chie Yoshii, Christine Wu, Dima Drjuchin, Dominique Fung, Eric Joyner, Erika Sanada, Gosia, HUSH, Happy D, Haroshi, Hikari Shimoda, Hirabayashi Takahiro, Hueman, Jana Brike, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Kaori Ogawa, Kazuki Takamatsu, kelogsloops, Keun Young Park, Kristen Liu-Wong, Lauren YS, Lu Cong, Luke Chueh, Maika Kobayashi, Mandy Cao, Masao Kinoshita, Masao Kinoshita, Masao Kinoshita, Miho Hirano, Naoto Hattori, Natalia Fabia, Nicomi Nix Turner, Sarah Emerson, Sasha Ira, Simone Legno, Stickymonger, Sylvia Ji, Tarntara Sudadung, Teiji Hayama, three, Yoko d'Holbachie, Yosuke Ueno, Young Chun, Yuka Sakuma and Yumiko Kayukawa
COREY HELFORD GALLERY
571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St)
Los Angeles, CA 90033
The reception starts at 7pm and is open to the public. An advance online preview of the show can be requested at [email protected]