On Saturday, August 19, Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) will premiere the new body of work and fourth solo exhibition from Southern California-based artist Brandi Milne. Titled “Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom,” the new collection will be on display in Gallery 1.
Self-taught and emotionally driven, Milne‘s work speaks of love, loss, pain and heartbreak underneath a beautiful candy-coated surface. Using elements as language from her child’s mind, Milne creates a unique surreal world that is undeniably hers.
“This new body of work is an examination of the world around me, as well as the world within me. Specifically, the discovery that as life and all its uncertainty, pain, and disappointments unfold around me, I have within myself the capability to keep safe my soft heart and cherish and nurture the beauty at its core. These new works are me trusting my own voice and allowing my true self to be seen. My strengths and my weaknesses. After three years of hard work, I feel extremely proud and empowered to present ‘Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom’ with the Corey Helford Gallery.”
About Brandi Milne:
Born and raised in Anaheim, CA in the late 1970’s, Milne’s surrounding world of classic cartoons, toys, candies, Disneyland and joyous family holidays fascinated and deeply influenced her young imagination. Brandi’s work is celebrated and supported in fine art galleries and museums internationally and across the U.S., and has been featured in both written and online publications such as Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She published her first book So Good For Little Bunnies in 2008 and her second, Frohlich, in 2014, both with Baby Tattoo Books. Brandi has collaborated with many companies, including: Hurley, Billabong, Disney, Sugarpill Cosmetics and Acme Film Works for CVS Pharmacy.
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 sq. ft. building in Downtown Los Angeles, seven times larger than its original space, 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 sq. ft., providing total immersion for its attendees. New exhibitions are presented approximately every four weeks.