May 30, 2024


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Juxtapoz Magazine – Everything I Ever Was: Brandi Milne @ Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles

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Juxtapoz Magazine - Everything I Ever Was: Brandi Milne @ Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery is proud to existing the hugely-anticipated solo exhibition by adored Southern California artist Brandi Milne, a single of the major artists in the present-day art scene. A few many years in the building and kicking off the holiday break season at CHG, All the things I At any time Was opens on Saturday, October 29th from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm in the Key Gallery and will be on see as a result of December 3rd.

Growing up in Anaheim, California in the late 1970s/early 80s, Milne’s encompassing earth of vintage cartoons, toys, candy, Disneyland, and joyous family holiday seasons fascinated and deeply affected her younger creativeness. Self-taught and emotionally pushed, Milne’s pop-surrealist, acrylic paintings depict a uniquely surreal globe that is undeniably hers and communicate of enjoy, reduction, agony, and heartbreak, underneath a wonderful, sweet-coated surface ? a blend that has led to a profession spanning over 20 several years and her do the job becoming celebrated all-around the planet.

In this collection of all new is effective, spanning numerous themes, we glance on as a forlorn and whimsical enchantress veiled in lace (seen earlier mentioned) plays a sweet-coloured accordion to an viewers of adoring woodland supporters, whilst in an additional extremely personalized piece to Milne, we spy a hauntingly beautiful skeletal ghost-like banshee who is “running and looking and absolutely nothing is building sense…but she’s nonetheless heading.” In another, we come across a blue frosted elephant (witnessed above) inspired by an ornament she secretly plucked off a department of her childhood Christmas tree. With all her works, you’re certain to uncover very little surprises at each individual corner of the canvas like a musically inclined grasshopper who plays not his wings, but a small piano as he serenades the other forged of dreamlike people in attendance. 

Regarding the exhibit, Milne shares, “A selection of surreal spun tales laced with the cold difficult real truth about what it feels like to be absolutely human ? Everything I Ever Was is my wild, shiny, blazing human expression. To build these is effective, I dove deeply into the vivid environment that lives inside my creativity. I let my unconscious be my information, as the unconscious is the womb of creation. The stomach of these parts maintain my pleasure, my sorrow, my tenderness, and my grief. They maintain my anxiety, my loneliness, as perfectly as my love and my light-weight.” Including, “I offer you these new photos to my fellow human beings in hopes that they can join to the pure question inside of them selves. We are all connected by this lovely detail we contact humanity, and we have to have it now much more than ever.”

Every thing I Ever Was marks Milne’s fifth solo exhibit at CHG, subsequent 2017’s massively popular Once Upon A Quiet Kingdom, and opens on October 29th alongside a solo display from Nicoletta Ceccoli, titled Tackle With Treatment, in Gallery 3. 

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