“Having worked remotely in Asia for many years, this is an exhibition that I have wanted to curate since I joined Corey Helford in 2016. Hikari Shimoda was the first artist I presented to the gallery, which has since gone on to feature several exceptional talents I’ve come across on my trips. When I invited the artists to exhibit in “East/West”, I left the theme loose as I wanted to pull from what naturally inspires them and see how they interpret the idea of ‘culture’. What we got is romantic, fun, wacky, eccentric; a unique celebration of Asian culture and beauty from various perspectives. It’s the perfect compliment to our new exhibition by Hikari and Australian artist Pip & Pop’s colorful “kawaii” installation with its elements from all corners of the globe.”
-Caro Buermann, CHG’s Special Projects Curator
Alex Gross: “The Cherry Blossom Tree” (oil on canvas)
“East/West” features all new works by: Aaron Li-Hill, Akika Kurata, Akiko Ijichi, Alex Gross, Bao Pham, Chie Yoshii, Christine Wu, Dima Drjuchin, Dominique Fung, Eric Joyner, Erika Sanada, Gosia, HUSH, Happy D, Haroshi, Hieu, Hikari Shimoda, Hirabayashi Takahiro, Hueman, Jana Brike, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Kaori Ogawa, Kazuki Takamatsu, Keun Young Park, Kristen Liu-Wong, Lauren YS, Lu Cong, Luke Chueh, Maika Kobayashi, Mandy Cao, Masao Kinoshita, Masao Kinoshita, Masao Kinoshita, Miho Hirano, Naoto Hattori, Natalia Fabia, Nicomi Nix Turner, Sarah Emerson, Sasha Ira, Simone Legno, Sylvia Ji, Tarntara Sudadung, Teiji Hayama, three, Yoko d’Holbachie, Yosuke Ueno, Young Chun, Yuka Sakuma and Yumiko Kayukawa
The opening reception for “East/West” will be hosted Saturday, January 13th, 2018 from 7-11pm in the gallery 2 space at Corey Helford Gallery. The reception is open to the public and the exhibitions are on view through February 17th, 2018.