Mia, Todd Schorr, Natalia Fabia, Eine, D*Face, Ray Caesar, Gary Taxali, Gary Baseman, Van Arno
These are just some of the more than 50 artists that the Corey Helford Gallery asked to create specific works that, as a whole, display the full spectrum of the latest art movements: Pop Surrealism, New Figurative, Graffiti Art, Street Art, Digital Media, Pop Illustration and New Classicist.
We stopped by the show en masse – Roberto, Staisey and Fabio, Valentina and Alex, and photographer Andrea Marino to take in the show. Ganzo girl Valentina, blogger and illustrator, shares the experience:
Culver City, art district. I arrive at the gallery right on time before the invasion of a massive crowd. The gallery is celebrating its 5th anniversary with ZERO TO SIXTY. The name probably refers to the exponential growth of the gallery, which started from zero in 2006 and came to be one of the most outstanding powerhouses of the contemporary art scene. For an art geek like me the list of the artists on display is breathtaking: Gary Baseman, Ray Caesar, Eric Joyner, Shag, D Face, Natalia Fabia, Tazuki Takamatsu and our talented Italian artist Simone Legno. To mention just a few of them.
Once inside I am overwhelmed by an explosion of colors, lights, music, camera flashes and interesting-looking people. This is my first cool art event here in the US so my mind is literally exploding with visual information, everything is fascinating: gorgeous girls covered in tattoos who have complicated hairdos and weird accessories, men with colored hats and funny t-shirts… everywhere I turn I breathe in creativity. The best part of this? My fabulous fluorescent clutch is not looking bad here, at all.
The gallery space is very well organized, so that even though the walls are full of paintings (some of them are really big) you can appreciate every single piece of art. Some of the artists are walking around trying to camouflage themselves in the crowd, others are standing in a corner chatting and laughing. I’m always impressed by how this melting-pot of everyday people and VIPs is perfectly natural here. I decide to have a beer to cool down my excited brain. With my ice-cold beer I take my first walk around the gallery just to take a first look at the works. They are all high quality, so I end up spending at least half an hour in front of some of them, examining every single brush stroke, trying to guess what kind of media and technique the artist used. As an artist myself, it is amazing to be part of this.
A visit is strongly recommended. It’s like a bright and stimulating potion for creative brains.