8/30/2007

David Hochbaum @ Corey Helford



Corey Helford Gallery
presents new works by
David Hochbaum


Corey Helford Gallery is pleased to present “To The Winds” a continuation of “Fool’s Paradise”, first shown in New York in the spring of 2007. Exhibiting his first solo for Cory Helford Gallery, artist David Hochbaum explores the ideas of detachment and confusion in one’s home and familiar surroundings. Creating a narrative about human behavior, his work is an alchemic mixture of history, astronomy, sex and iconoclastic symbols. The characters, an extension of Hochbaum and those close to his life, are messengers, either lost or distracted from their course who search for their higher purpose, as they yearn for peace and of mind and spirit. But these characters are not without hope and strength. They continue their mission to relay the message of love and the overcoming of doubt and fear. They listen, and they tell. Striving towards enlightenment, they stand atop the constricting cities carrying the burdens of the human condition, exposing the beauty and truths for all to see. The exhibition will feature a sculpture installation created from hundreds of ladders and faux birds, completing the theme of nomadic displacement. The reception is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, September 15 from 7 to 10pm. “To The Winds” will be on view until October 6, 2007.

Born in 1971, David Hochbaum was raised in suburban New City, New York. Feeling like an outsider, he connected with the energy and decadence of Manhattan. Hochbaum turned to art as a form of self-expression, and in 1991 attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon graduation, he returned to New York where he currently resides on Manhattan. Hochbaum is known for his unique photo constructions — paintings built on photographs and images — which take on a sculptural quality. He has exhibited in numerous galleries worldwide, including McCaig- Welles Gallery, James Anthony Gallery, Strychnin Gallery, in Berlin and New York, and the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles, and his work has been included in several art fairs such as Scope and Bridge Art Fair. For more information about the artist, please visit www.davidhochbaum.com

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 (The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez, The Oblongs). Passionate art collectors, the Helfords are producers on the art documentary The Treasures of Long Gone John and have partnered to open their fi rst gallery. Corey Helford Gallery presents a wide range of artists, from members of the new fi ne art movement, such as Andrew Brandou, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught, Eric Joyner, James Naccarato, David Stoupakis, and Sage Vaughn, to early Modernist William S. Schwartz. Notable shows include 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. Corey Helford Gallery presents new exhibitions approximately every four weeks. For more information and an upcoming exhibition schedule, please visit coreyhelfordgallery.com.


Opening Reception

Saturday - Saturday, September 15, 2007 from 7-10pm
On View September 15 - October 6, 2007
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232
T: 310-287-2340
www.coreyhelfordgallery.com
Open Tuesday - Saturday, Noon to 6:00pm

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2 comments:

Neda said...

Hochbaum's work is beyond surrealist, I am speechless too when considering Helford's work. I am truly grateful for all the effort you have put forth in presenting all the artists in your blog. I had almost lost faith in collagists...so much crap around claiming to be collage art. Thank you again.

julie said...

Thank you so very much for your comments. I also was getting so tird of the collage scene...the scrapbook scene....it all seemed liked sheep following each other in a herd.

I try hard to look at collage for what it is
< a viable and thriving form of art >

I am very interested in your Scrapiteria. Is there a way to join up???? Fascinating stuff there. I think it is cause for a new post over here on the clearinhouse!

Thanks again neda...It is great to have met you!


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