On Saturday, January 13, Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) is proud to premiere the U.S. debut installation from Australian-artist Pip & Pop.
“Here Comes Sunshine’ builds on my interest in imagined worlds, mythological landscapes and utopias. It weaves together multiple threads of interest, in particular folk tales and mythologies from places I’ve travelled to. I spent some time in the Netherlands this year and I discovered ‘sommeltjes,’ mythical little creatures that live inside mounds of dirt. They steal shiny objects and hide them in their mound-homes, but if sunlight touches them they turn into rocks. They have inspired new creatures I’ve created, and some super sparkly objects.”
“The Rainbow Gang are the creatures that might inhabit the psychedelic world I’m creating for this exhibition. I see this work as multiple worlds within worlds, and I think they could be guardians of different places within this imagined landscape. I’m fascinated with folk tales of spirits inhabiting objects, or rocks and mountains that come to life. The Rainbow Gang is composed of creatures that are part sweet oozy cake, part sparkly magic rock.”