L: "Downward Force - Fall" (ballpoint pen – original on 100% cotton somerset tub sized 420gsm, 56" x 40.5")
R: "Rise and Fall - Spring" (ballpoint pen – original on 100% cotton somerset tub sized 420gsm, 56" x 40.5")
Future Seasons opens Saturday, May 14th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm in Gallery 2, alongside an international touring group exhibition, entitled I Don’t Wanna Be, I Am, in the Main Gallery. Curated by Ink and Movement (IAM), I Don’t Wanna Be, I Am explores the concept of identity by bringing together a selection of artworks by Okuda San Miguel, Elian Chali, Franco Fasoli, Martí Sawe, Misterpiro, Nano4814, Sabek, Sixe Paredes, and Spok Brillor. Masks continue to be required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, until further notice.
About Kai & Sunny:
UK-based artist duo Kai & Sunny (born 1975 and 1977, respectively) both graduated from the Epsom School of Art in Surrey, United Kingdom with degrees in Art and Design. The pair have won numerous accolades (including a D&AD Design Award in 2012 and a LIA award in 2015) and have collaborated with the likes of author David Mitchell, designer Alexander McQueen, and artist Shepard Fairey. Works by Kai & Sunny have been exhibited internationally (including at institutions such as Haunch of Venison), included in the Victoria & Albert Museum Print Archive Collection, and has been acquired by Tiffany and Co. for their collection.
In conjunction with their In The Drift exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery (September 2019), the pair collaborated with Element Skateboards on a set of new skate decks, plus they painted two murals while visiting Southern California for their show. The first mural was painted just before the opening of their CHG show at Element Skateboards HQ in Huntington Beach (click here to view) and the second larger mural was painted just after the opening at The Berrics (click here to view), the world famous skatepark based in downtown Los Angeles and owned by Steve Berra and Eric Koston. The artwork depicted on both the skate decks and murals was also featured in their show at CHG.
Additionally, their work has been profiled by Juxtapoz, Hypebeast, Slate, VICE, and Hi-Fructose, among others. Sample of praise here:
"The idea that such sophisticated and detailed pieces are executed by hand is mind-blowing."
- Shepard Fairey
"Kai and Sunny’s abstract and mind-bending lineworks…continue to be at the forefront of wonderful op-art based paintings."
"The highly acclaimed, award-winning art duo Kai and Sunny have risen to notoriety over the past few years thanks to their beautiful and highly-detailed nature-inspired images."
About Corey Helford Gallery:
Established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer/creator Bruce Helford (The Conners, Anger Management, The Drew Carey Show, and George Lopez), Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) has since evolved into one of the premier galleries of New Contemporary art. Its goal as an institution is supporting the growth of artists, from the young and emerging, to the well-known and internationally established. CHG represents a diverse collection of international artists, primarily influenced by today's pop culture and collectively encompassing style genres such as New Figurative Art, Pop Surrealism, Neo Pop, Graffiti, and Street Art. Located in downtown Los Angeles at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033, in a robust 12,000 square foot building, CHG presents new exhibitions approximately every six weeks. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, with visiting hours being Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For more info and an upcoming exhibition schedule, visit CoreyHelfordGallery.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. For available prints from CHG, visit CHGPrints.com.
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