COREY HELFORD GALLERY CELEBRATES THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARY SHELLEY’S ICONIC STORY OF CREATION WITH A 100 ARTIST GROUP SHOW
On Saturday, September 8, in honor of the novel’s 200th anniversary, over 100 artists will debut never-before-seen works paying homage to Mary Shelley’s creature in a group show called Frankenstein 200. For two centuries, the story of Frankenstein has enthralled people all over the world, with the monster incarnating in every medium from classic cinema to comic books, plays, toys and more. In paintings, sculptures and screen prints, artists from around the world will exhibit their unique takes on the iconic monster, whose story is often equated to the creative process itself.
“In 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published. Now 200 years later and after dozens of incarnations, we are still celebrating a novel that makes us ponder about life, science, love, and death,” explains curator Chogrin. “It is the quintessential story of creator and creation, which is why I think many artists and scientists are immediately attracted to it.”
Chogrin’s call for artists has attracted no shortage of responses from all over the globe. Over 100 artists, the roster includes:
Akihito, Alex Eckman-Lawn Andrea Blasich Andy Stattmiller Anthony Vukojevich Ashly Lovett Augie Pagan Beast Bros Bennett Slater Bob Doucette Brendon Flynn Brian Ewing Brianna Angelakis Caitlin McCormack Carly Janine Mazur Celeste Moreno Chet Phillips CHOGRIN
Cig Neutron Damian Fulton Dan Litzinger David Natale David Pryor Dean Hopkins Dienzo
Dos Diablos Drake Brodahl Emily Connell
Eric Gonzalez Eugene Kaik Evan Lopez Gabi de la Merced Geoff Trapp Glenn Barr Gris Grimly Hanna Jaeun Hanzel Haro James Groman Jared Circusbear Jason Chalker Jason Hernandez Jesse Riggle Jim McKenzie Jimbo Phillips Jimi Martinez John A. Nissen III Julie Filipenko Justin Gammon Kasey Tarauj Kathleen Sanders Kelly McKernan Kristina Drake Lauren Saxton Lori Herbst Luke Flowers Macsorro
Marc Scheff Mark Covell Mark Nagata MaryAnn Held Matt Richie Mike Mignola Miles Ritchie Misery Irony Mizna Wada Naoshi Sunae Nathan Anderson Nicole Bruckman Orlando Arocena Patch
Pedro Delgado Rafa Toro Rebecca Yanovskaya Robot Soda Rodolfo Loaiza Ryan Bartlett Ryan Brinkerhoff Sean Xenos Sugar Fueled Tom Neely Tomas Hjio Veks Van Hillik and more
“As an artist I can relate to both the creature and his creation,” says Chogrin. “Specifically, Frankenstein's monster, as artists tend to be misunderstood creatures as well. Frankenstein is a world-wide pop-culture icon, which is another reason why I was so excited in putting this show together at Corey Helford Gallery. One of things I love the most in putting together these massive group shows is to see how artists from around the world interpret a specific subject matter... and with Frankenstein it is no different. All in all, it is with great pleasure to pay tribute to the most (and my favorite) sympathetic and misunderstood monster of all time, thanks to the amazing heart and mind of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.”
Frankenstein 200 will open Saturday, September 8 with an opening reception from 7pm - 11p. The reception is open to the public and the exhibit will be on view through October 13. The space is open Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm. Corey Helford Gallery is located at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033.
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 (Anger Management, The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez, The Oblongs) 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 square foot building in Downtown Los Angeles, 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 square feet, providing total immersion for its attendees. New exhibitions are presented approximately every five weeks. For more info and an upcoming exhibition schedule, visit oreyHelfordGallery.com and connect on Faceboo, Twitter and Instagram.