May 14, 2010

Art From The New World - A Big Brash Exhibition of the New American Art Scene in Bristol


COREY HELFORD GALLERY in collaboration with
BRISTOL’S CITY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
present
Art From The New World
A Big Brash Exhibition of the New American Art Scene


Opens To the Public on Saturday, May 15, 2010
On View May 15 until August 22, 2010


For the first time, a world-class collection of works from some of the finest emerging and noted living U.S. Urban and Contemporary artists from the new American art scene is being unveiled internationally in a museum exhibition for British and European audiences. In the gallery’s stand-out tradition of unprecedented firsts, Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery has collaborated with Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery – the home of Banksy vs Bristol Museum, British street phenomenon Banksy’s largest and most-talked about world exhibition to date – to present a diverse range of 45 artists, spanning the spectrum from pop surreal to neo-figurative to street in the historic and momentous art event, ART FROM THE NEW WORLD.


“Like the Arts Decoratif of Paris in 1925, like the bright, poppy England of the 1960’s and the dark, clever British “street art” movement of the early 2000’s, America is gushing forth a new wave of taste and style born of Pop Iconic culture, expanding American diversity, resistance to the mainstream art world and a need to communicate to an art audience looking for relevance in America’s Age of Uncertainty. This is not the work of a valiant few, this is a large communal movement encompassing all forms of media and art – painting, sculpture, printing, stencil, photography, digital art – all under the umbrella of an art scene that has defied the traditional path to acceptance and been embraced by a new generation of collectors and appreciatists who crowd the exhibitions of a growing circuit of alternative galleries spreading throughout the United States,” writes Jan Corey Helford, Curator and Artistic Director, in the exhibition statement for ART FROM THE NEW WORLD.


ART FROM THE NEW WORLD will open to the public in Bristol, England on Saturday, May 15, 2010 and will be on view through August 22nd.

Featuring new works by:

JOSH AGLE (SHAG) / JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER / CHRIS ANTHONY / VAN ARNO / GARY BASEMAN / RAY CAESAR / COLIN CHRISTIAN / SAS CHRISTIAN / LUKE CHUEH / COOP / DAVE COOPER / RON ENGLISH / NATALIA FABIA / KORIN FAUGHT / SARAH FOLKMAN / MELISSA FORMAN / AJ FOSIK / CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA / MERCEDES / HELNWEIN / DAVID HOCHBAUM / SYLVIA JI / ERIC JOYNER / DAVE KINSEY / KUKULA / JOE LEDBETTER / HENRY LEWIS / LOLA / TRAVIS LOUIE / MICHAEL MARARIAN / ELIZABETH MCGRATH / MIA / BRANDI MILNE / BUFF MONSTER / MICHAEL PAGE / MARION PECK / JOSHUA PETKER / CARLOS RAMOS / JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ (KMNDZ) / GRETCHEN RYAN / TODD SCHORR / KATHY STAICO SCHORR / MIKE STILKEY / GREG SIMKINS (CRAOLA) / JOE SORREN / DAVID STOUPAKIS / ADAM WALLACAVAGE / MARTIN WITTFOOTH / KENT WILLIAMS


ART FROM THE NEW WORLD presents a diverse range of artists, spanning the spectrum from pop surreal and neo-figurative to street art in the exhibition. Virtually all of the works have been specifical- ly created for the show and will infiltrate not only the exhibition gallery, but most of the ground floor of the museum. There will be a full programme of events accompanying the exhibition and visitors will have the opportunity to buy a limited edition set of prints signed by the artists. Highlights include:

• A fifteen-foot tall “ice cream cone” balloon sculpture created by, and topped with the characters of well-known street artist Buff Monster (who is featured in Banksy’s new film, Exit Through the Gift Shop). The artist will also be on-site creating a “live painting” of murals on select museum walls dur- ing the days immediately leading up to the exhibition.

• On opening day, paintings by world-renowned artist Gary Baseman will come to life as a special collection of his costumed characters makes a rare appearance to interact with museum guests.

• The Todd Schorr painting “An Ape Allegory”, featured in San Jose Museum’s Todd Schorr retro- spective and on loan from the Corey Helford private collection will be on display in the main rotunda.

• Artist Mike Stilkey will transform a wall of 2,000 books* into a ten-foot “canvas” for his work. The unique sculptural installation will greet visitors as they enter the museum.

ART FROM THE NEW WORLD will open to the public in Bristol, England on Saturday, May 15, 2010 and will be on view through August 22nd.


Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery
Queen’s Road. Bristol, UK BS8 1RL
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