This October, Corey Helford Galley is pleased to present one of its most highly anticipated fall solo exhibitions featuring new works by Chloe Early. In the main gallery space, Irish artist Chloe Early will unveil “Birdsong and Machine Sounds”. Early’s new series takes inspiration from classical art, myth and memory to immortalize an epic visual encounter with John Milton’s Paradise Lost. A contemporary narrative about Adam and Eve caught between the beauty of nature and the fallout of post industrialization, “Birdsong and Machine Sounds” consists of twelve oil paintings on linen, aluminum and perspex.
Early skillfully presents opposing themes with powerful fluidity to capture the dichotomy between utopia and dystopia. “In my paintings I am aiming to create a new kind of gravity where I can examine the potential for good and bad, light and dark,” Early notes.
Achieving an otherworldly effect in time and space as well as encompassing feelings of beauty and decay, spillage and wreckage, Early’s paintings arrest motion. Flying machines and suspended figures populate energetic, abstracted backgrounds as floral wreathes curl around figures, machine parts and engines float and decay, and bullets fly and buildings collapse.
Corey Helford Galley is also pleased to present new works by special guest artist Amy Sol. Exhibiting upstairs in the loft space, Amy Sol’s “Dear Milky Way” is a love letter to the cosmos.
Sol’s first exhibition with Corey Helford Gallery marks a new direction for the artist, both thematically and technically. Moving away from planning her narratives in advance, Sol spontaneously creates each piece independently from beginning to end. Her delicate, whimsical works are small yet detailed, capturing their own precious moment in time.
Open to the public, the reception for “Birdsong and Machine Sounds” and “Dear Milky Way” will take place on Saturday, October 23 from 7 to 10pm, and the show will be on view until November 10, 2010.
Born in 1980, Chloe Early grew up in Cork, Ireland. Early graduated from NCAD Dublin in 2003 and moved to London a year later, where she now lives and works. Her paintings layer motifs and meanings, using imagery from a range of sources, including her own photographs, magazines, books, and the internet to create paintings whose meaning shift and blur like a troubled dream. Early is represented by StolenSpace Gallery in London and has exhibited internationally at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and Dublin. For more information about the artist, please visit www.chloeearly.com.
Amy Sol spent her childhood years in Korea and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where she currently lives and works. Though the style of her work is greatly influenced by a combination of manga, folk-art, vintage illustration and modern design, she remains a self-taught artist. She has dedicated many years of her life to mixing pigments and mediums to achieve a unique color palette of subtly muted tones. Sol’s work has been exhibited at galleries worldwide including London, Italy, Los Angeles, Miami and New York and published in Juxtapoz and The Korea Times. For more information about the artist, please visit amysol.com.
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