CAMILLA D’ERRICO CELEBRATES THE DIVERSITY OF “THE HUMAN RAINBOW” IN HER LARGEST COREY HELFORD GALLERY SHOW TO DATE
Corey Helford Gallery is proud to premiere Canadian artist Camilla d’Erric’s Sky on aturday, April , for the first time in he Main Gallery. This will be d’Errico’s largest showcase with the gallery to date, featuring 15 new paintings, 15 ink drawings, and even an installation of the artist’s extensive collection of limited edition accessories, decor, and homegoods.
“We all live under the same sky,” is a phrase d’Errico heard while she was in Italy, and it’s something she feels we need to remember now more than ever. In a pointed clapback against the recent surge in nationalism, all the work premiering in Sky s a celebration of the rainbow of people living on our planet, with the most diverse set of characters d’Errico has ever created. Symbols of unity abound in every piece, with some characters revealing their rainbow interiors to reflect a multi-cultural heritage. Bees are a recurring theme, and butterflies have long been a symbol d’Errico features in her work. In Sky, they take on a special significance: not only are they one of the most diverse species on the planet, they are found in nearly every single country around the globe.
In her new series of ink drawings, d’Errico is focusing entirely on mer-people and the diversity of life under the sea—a whole other world that also exists under the same sky as us. “The ocean is the lifeblood of the planet,” says d’Errico. “Looking from above you only see one color—one surface. But underneath the waves, there is so much going on, and it’s all connected. The schools of fish, the predators, the bottom-feeders, they’re all swimming together, and there’s no division. That’s how we should live our lives.”
A New Brow artist, d’Errico’s creative enterprises have been as diverse as the characters depicted in this show. In addition to being a high-profile painter and comicbook artist, she has branched out into the worlds of vinyl collectible toys, fashion, accessories, decor, homegoods and more. All of these will be showcased in a large, “Ikea store-like” installation in the gallery, with a model room created top-to-bottom out of everything from Camilla d’Errico furniture to wallpaper.
The opening reception for Sky will be hosted aturday, April 7 rom 7-11pm in allery 1 at orey Helford Galler. The reception is open to the public and the exhibit will be on view through ay .
About Camilla d’Errico
Camilla d'Errico is an urban contemporary painter, illustrator, character creator and comic artist residing in Vancouver BC, Canada. With roots in comics, Camilla’s beautiful work is seen on toys, clothes, accessories and more. Camilla is published by Random House/Watson Guptill books, Boom! Studios, Image Comics, IDW, Dark Horse Comics and more, with self-publishing roots for her literature-inspired series, Tanpopo. Camilla has distinguished herself as one of the breakthrough artists in Pop Surrealism's New Figurative movement through her ability to seamlessly weave manga and western styles with surrealist elements, wrapping it together with an extensive emotional palette. Camilla’s unique style bridges cultural and geographical boundaries, working with creative partners Hasbro, Disney, Mattel, Coastal and more, while remaining totally relevant to today’s varied audience. Ever the prolific artist, Camilla lives the double life of comic artist/creator and New Brow painter, while expanding her horizons to include fashion, music, merchandise and designer toys.
About Corey Helford Gallery
Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) was first established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer and creator, Bruce Helford (nger Managemen, he Drew Carey Sho, eorge Lope, he Oblong) and has since evolved into one of the premier galleries of New Contemporary art. Its goals as an institution are the support and growth of young and emerging, to well-known and internationally established artists, the production and promotion of their artwork, and the general production of their exhibits, events and projects.
CHG represents a diverse collection of international artists, primarily influenced by today’s pop culture and collectively encompassing style genres such as New Figurative Art, Pop Surrealism, Neo Pop, Graffiti and Street Art, and Post-Graffiti.
After nine years in Culver City, CHG relocated in December 2015 to a robust 12,000 sq. ft. building in Downtown Los Angeles, seven times larger than its original space, where it continues to host exhibitions within the heart of the city’s art community. The current space boasts three separate galleries, each of which house individual artist and group exhibitions, whereas the main gallery offers 4,500 sq. ft., providing total immersion for its attendees. New exhibitions are presented approximately every four weeks. For more info and an upcoming exhibition schedule, visit CoreyHelfordGallery.com and connect on aceboo, Twitte and nstagra.