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"Sean Christopher: Vanity Bonfire"
2008-04-26 until 0000-00-00
Corey Helford Gallery
Culver City, CA, USA United States of America

Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present "Vanity Bonfire", a solo exhibition of new works by artist Sean Christopher. For his first solo show in Los Angeles, Christopher will unveil a world of hidden meanings, symbols, and metaphors through a series of oil paintings, sculptures and mixed mediums. Representing a year and a half long process, "Vanity Bonfire" juxtaposes heavenly beauty against stark reality, creating a cohesive, multi-layered experience for the viewer. Things are not what they seem as candy coated veneers reveal dark subtle messages upon closer inspection. Christopher's opulent visual vocabulary reaches new heights in "Vanity Bonfire" as politically motivated soldiers disguised as rococo frosted three layer cakes with lubricated match sticks and peppermint appendages, intermingle with dripping blood cherries, sparkling dollar signs and cultured pearls plucked from a 13th century tiara. Iconographic cakes, Louis XIV shoes, and Sacred Hearts form the metaphoric foundation for "Vanity Bonfire", which is sure to delight the senses and challenge the mind.

Sean Christopher attended the Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA where he received his B.F.A. in Illustration and the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he received his M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting. He has always been deeply attracted to symbolism and employs a variety of objects to create his narratives. Christopher‚s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries including La Luz de Jesus, Lineage Gallery, Copro Nason, Varnish Fine Art, and Limited Addiction.

Located in the Culver City Art District, Corey Helford Gallery was established in April 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer and creator, Bruce Helford (The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez, The Oblongs). Passionate art collectors, the Helfords are producers on the art documentary The Treasures of Long Gone John and have partnered to open their first gallery. Corey Helford Gallery presents a wide range of artists, from members of the new fine art movement, such as Andrew Brandou, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught, Eric Joyner, Brandi Milne, David Stoupakis, and award-winning photographer Chris Anthony, to early Modernist William S. Schwartz. Notable shows include Charity By Numbers, which was co-curated by Gary Baseman and featured an unprecedented lineup of artists including Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Shepard Fairey, Todd and Kathy Schorr, Camille Rose Garcia, and Michael Hussar. Corey Helford Gallery presents new exhibitions approximately every four weeks. For more information and an upcoming exhibition schedule, please visit coreyhelfordgallery.com.

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