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For Immediate Release COREY HELFORD GALLERY

03/29/2010 in collaboration with


BRISTOL’S CITY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
present

Art From The New World


A Big Brash Exhibition of the New American Art Scene

Saturday, May 1 – Sunday, August 22, 2010


Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1RL
Free entry. Open daily 10am-5pm

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ART FROM THE NEW WORLD
For the first time, a world-class collection of works from some of the finest emerging and noted
living U.S. Urban and Contemporary artists from the new American art scene is being unveiled
internationally in a museum exhibition for British and European audiences. Los Angeles’ Corey
Helford Gallery is collaborating with Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery – the home of last sum-
mer’s Banksy vs Bristol Museum, Banksy’s most-talked about world exhibition to date – to present a
diverse range of 45 artists, spanning the spectrum from pop surreal and neo-figurative to street art in
the exhibition, ART FROM THE NEW WORLD.

Virtually all of the works have been specifically created for the show and will infiltrate not only the
exhibition gallery, but most of the ground floor of the museum. Highlights include:

• A fifteen-foot tall “ice cream cone” balloon sculpture created by, and topped with the characters
of well-known street artist Buff Monster (who is featured in Banksy’s new film, Exit Through the Gift
Shop). The artist will also be on-site creating a “live painting” of murals on select museum walls
during the days immediately leading up to the exhibition.

• On opening day, paintings by world-renowned artist Gary Baseman will come to life as a special
collection of his costumed characters makes a rare appearance to interact with museum guests.

• The Todd Schorr painting “An Ape Allegory”, featured in San Jose Museum’s Todd Schorr
retrospective and on loan from the Corey Helford private collection will be on display in the main
rotunda.

• Artist Mike Stilkey will transform a wall of 2,000 books into a ten-foot “canvas” for his work. The
unique sculptural installation will greet visitors as they enter the museum.

Presenting and curating the exhibition in collaboration with Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery
is Jan Corey Helford, owner and curator of the noted Corey Helford Gallery, located in Los Ange-
les, California. Corey Helford has presented a wide range of artists from the new fine art movement,
such as Gary Baseman, Ron English, Josh Agle (SHAG), Buff Monster, COOP, Natalia Fabia, Korin
Faught, Sylvia Ji, Eric Joyner and Lucie-award winning photographer Chris Anthony (My Chemical
Romance’s “Black Parade”). Helford’s husband, and partner in the gallery, is American television
writer and producer, Bruce Helford ((Roseanne, The Drew Carey Show, The Oblongs).

In a statement released by the gallery, Jan Helford explains the significance of the exhibit, ART
FROM THE NEW WORLD. “Like the Arts Decoratif of Paris in 1925, or the bright, poppy England of
the 1960’s, America is gushing forth a new wave of taste and style born of Pop Iconic culture, ex-
panding American diversity, resistance to the mainstream art world and a need to communicate to
an art audience looking for relevance in America’s Age of Uncertainty. The selected artists are part
of an exciting new art movement that encompasses all forms of media and art – painting, sculpture,
printing, stencil, photography, digital art. Their work defies traditional paths and has been embraced
by a new generation of collectors and enthusiasts who crowd the exhibitions of a growing circuit of
alternative galleries spreading throughout the United States. This is an exciting opportunity to raise
the profile of this movement to new audiences.”

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Participating artists include:

JOSH AGLE (SHAG) JOE LEDBETTER


JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER HENRY LEWIS
CHRIS ANTHONY LOLA
VAN ARNO TRAVIS LOUIE
GARY BASEMAN MICHAEL MARARIAN
RAY CAESAR ELIZABETH MCGRATH
COLIN CHRISTIAN MIA
SAS CHRISTIAN BRANDI MILNE
LUKE CHUEH BUFF MONSTER
COOP MICHAEL PAGE
DAVE COOPER MARION PECK
RON ENGLISH JOSHUA PETKER
NATALIA FABIA CARLOS RAMOS
KORIN FAUGHT JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ (KMNDZ)
SARAH FOLKMAN GRETCHEN RYAN
MELISSA FORMAN TODD SCHORR
AJ FOSIK KATHY STAICO SCHORR
CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA MIKE STILKEY
MERCEDES HELNWEIN GREG SIMKINS (CRAOLA)
DAVID HOCHBAUM JOE SORREN
SYLVIA JI DAVID STOUPAKIS
ERIC JOYNER ADAM WALLACAVAGE
DAVE KINSEY MARTIN WITTFOOTH
KUKULA KENT WILLIAMS

ART FROM THE NEW WORLD will open to the public in Bristol, England on Saturday, May 1,
2010 and will be on view through August 22nd.

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About Corey Helford Gallery
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. Passionate art col-
lectors, 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 the new fine art movement, and the gallery is renowned for its notable exhibitions. In 2007, the
gallery presented “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. In 2009, the gallery once again collaborated with
Pervasive artist Gary Baseman to present “La Noche de la Fusion”, one of Los Angeles’ most-talked
about art exhibitions. An epic Carnivalesque festival and solo exhibition, “La Noche de la Fusion”
featured Baseman’s characters in a celebration about the beauty of the bittersweetness of life. Corey
Helford Gallery presents new exhibitions approximately every four weeks. For more information and
an upcoming exhibition schedule, please visit coreyhelfordgallery.com.

About Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery


Bristol’s major museum and art gallery houses an outstanding and diverse range of objects, from
sea dinosaurs to magnificent art. The City Museum & Art Gallery is situated in an Edwardian Baroque
building in Queen’s Road, next to the Wills University building. Inside features collections of regional,
national and international importance. It is one of the few museums to have been awarded designat-
ed status by the Government - the mark of an outstanding museum. With a changing and dynamic
temporary exhibition programme, this complements the museum’s vast and assorted permanent
collections.

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