Saturday, April 4, 2009

This May.. BASEMAN attacks Corey Helford

Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present “La Noche de la Fusión”, a colorful and climactic solo exhibition of new works by Pervasive Los Angeles artist Gary Baseman. Joining Corey Helford for the first time, Baseman will transform the gallery into a Carnivalesque festival celebrating the beauty of the bittersweetness of life. His new works of paintings and sculptures culminate in a synergetic event fusing visual art and a pan-cultural celebration. Open to the public, “La Noche de la Fusión” kicks off with an outdoor festival at 6:30pm followed by a gallery reception from 7 to 10pm on Saturday, May 2. Guests are encouraged and welcome to wear costumes to the opening, and the exhibition will be on view until May 23, 2009.

For “La Noche de la Fusión”, Baseman breathes life into his characters in this latest collection of work, notably introducing his Carnivale Girls, inspired by Brazil’s Carnivale, and the ChouChou Buddha to the world. The ChouChou Buddha breaks down the arbitrary walls imposed by societal convention that often prevent happiness and a true sense of self. While the globe is full of immense uncertainty, insecurity, and fear, Baseman’s work encourages us to destroy those negative forces in a ceremonial ritual, celebrating the madness of our lives.

Get read for this one, May 2nd opens Gary Baseman's solo show at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. LA.
Visit Corey Helford HERE!

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