ERIC JOYNER’S ICONIC ROBOTS AND DONUTS TAKE OVER CALIFORNIA IN NEW SOLO SHOW AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY
Corey Helford Gallery is proud to premiere Glazed Machinations, new body of work by their longest featured artist, Eric Joyner, opening Saturday, June 23 in the Main Gallery. Joyner was Corey Helford Gallery’s very first solo show back in 2006. In Glazed Machinations, Joyner creates a love letter to California, infusing the coastal landscape and its cities with his signature vintage robots and donuts. The new body of work, comprised of over a dozen medium and large scale paintings, as well as pencil and charcoal drawings, will also feature Corgis, sea serpents, new robot characters he’s never painted before, and more.
“I just like them,” Joyner explains of his choice to focus on robots and donuts. “I like the way they look. I like the way donuts taste.” Apparently he’s not alone. Eric’s works are constantly being discovered by new collectors worldwide, and his robots and donuts-themed paintings already grace the walls of some of the top art-collecting luminaries of both the entertainment and business fields. In his latest book, “Robotic Existentialism: The Art of Eric Joyner,” released in February 2018, Joyner placed his robots and donuts in classic art, in front of the computer, in ancient times and more. In Glazed Machinations, the work is inspired by his recent trip to Las Vegas, Yosemite and the Lost Coast of Northern California.
Shortly before the premiere of his Corey Helford show, the next issue of the newly rebooted MAD Magazine, featuring his commissioned cover, will hit newsstands. In April, the magazine returned with an exciting lineup of new talent on board.
The opening reception for Eric Joyner’s Glazed Machinations will be hosted Saturday, June 23 from 7pm - 11pm in the Main Gallery. The reception is open to the public and the exhibit will be on view through July 21. The space is open Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm. Corey Helford Gallery is located at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033.
About Eric Joyner
Eric Joyner attended the Academy of Art and the University of San Francisco and went on to establish himself as a commercial artist, creating illustrations for Mattel Toys, Levi’s, Microsoft and Showtime.
A member of San Francisco Society of Illustrators and New York Society of Illustrators, Joyner has been an instructor and speaker at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University and California College of the Arts.
His work has been featured in San Jose Museum of Art’s exhibition “Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon”, and he has shown in numerous galleries and cultural institutions worldwide.
For additional information about the artist, please visit www.ericjoyner.com.
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 five weeks. For more info and an upcoming exhibition schedule, visit CoreyHelfordGallery.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.