“Flight and Fable” will open at Corey Helford Gallery on Saturday, May 21, featuring new works by Sarah Folkman, Krista Huot and Isabel Samaras. Each of the three artists paint rich narrative works, balancing nature and popular culture.
“Flight and Fable runs through June 8, 2011.
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
View representative work and learn more about the three artists after the jump.
About the Artists
Krista Huot spent her formative years in the forests of British Columbia, where she was formally trained in fine arts and classical animation. Her paintings explore the ongoing emotional relevance of archetypes in folklore, using inspiration from vintage storybook illustration, folk art, animation and kitsch. Huot’s work has been shown at galleries throughout North America, including Los Angeles, Portland and New York. She currently resides in Montreal, Quebec. For more information about the artist, please visit www.kristahuot.com.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sarah Folkman’s work is based on a fascination with nature and intense confusion with humanity’s place within it. She is a self-taught painter and musician who started her first band when she was eighteen and went on to work with musician George Sarah in the band THC. Folkman’s songs have been featured on television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well as in motion pictures Curve and Cleopatra’s Husband. Folkman has shown exclusively with Corey Helford Gallery since its opening in 2006. For more information, please visit sarahfolkman.com.
Isabel Samaras is best known for lush and meticulously painted riffs on Old Masters that send up pop culture and classic fables. Her ribald images are woven with references to classic horror movies, ancient mythology, cheesy television, and childhood fairy tales. Comparing her work to postmodern painting, one critic writes, “Samaras has created a truly populist art.” Samaras studied Illustration at Parsons in New York, and her work has been featured in Juxtapoz magazine as well as numerous books including “Vicious, Delicious & Ambitious: 20th Century Women Artists,” “Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art,” “Weirdo Deluxe: The Wild World of Pop Surrealism and Lowbrow Art” and her own monograph “On Tender Hooks: The Art of Isabel Samaras,”. She has also opened her studio to several TV crews and the documentary films “The Lowdown on Lowbrow” and “Newbrow: Contemporary Underground Art.” For more information about the artist, please visit www.devilbabe.com.