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

Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery is very pleased to present the very-expected solo exhibition by adored Southern California artist Brandi Milne, one of the main artists in the modern art scene. A few many years in the generating and kicking off the holiday break year at CHG, All the things I Ever Was opens on Saturday, October 29th from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm in the Major Gallery and will be on view by way of December 3rd.

Escalating up in Anaheim, California in the late 1970s/early 80s, Milne’s encompassing entire world of common cartoons, toys, candy, Disneyland, and joyous loved ones holidays fascinated and deeply motivated her younger creativity. Self-taught and emotionally pushed, Milne’s pop-surrealist, acrylic paintings depict a uniquely surreal world that is undeniably hers and communicate of appreciate, loss, agony, and heartbreak, beneath a beautiful, sweet-coated surface area ? a mixture that has led to a career spanning above 20 many years and her operate becoming celebrated about the globe.

In this assortment of all new performs, spanning numerous themes, we seem on as a forlorn and whimsical enchantress veiled in lace (viewed above) plays a candy-colored accordion to an viewers of adoring woodland lovers, though in an additional very personalized piece to Milne, we spy a hauntingly beautiful skeletal ghost-like banshee who is “running and seeking and nothing is producing sense…but she’s however heading.” In another, we find a blue frosted elephant (seen above) encouraged by an ornament she secretly plucked off a branch of her childhood Xmas tree. With all her functions, you are positive to uncover minor surprises at just about every corner of the canvas like a musically inclined grasshopper who performs not his wings, but a very small piano as he serenades the other forged of dreamlike characters in attendance. 

Pertaining to the exhibit, Milne shares, “A assortment of surreal spun tales laced with the cold hard fact about what it feels like to be fully human ? Everything I Ever Was is my wild, shiny, blazing human expression. To produce these functions, I dove deeply into the vivid earth that lives in just my imagination. I permit my unconscious be my manual, as the subconscious is the womb of development. The stomach of these parts maintain my joy, my sorrow, my tenderness, and my grief. They maintain my concern, my loneliness, as properly as my like and my gentle.” Including, “I present these new photos to my fellow people in hopes that they can hook up to the pure marvel inside of by themselves. We are all linked by this gorgeous matter we simply call humanity, and we need it now additional than ever.”

All the things I At any time Was marks Milne’s fifth solo exhibit at CHG, following 2017’s massively popular The moment Upon A Silent Kingdom, and opens on October 29th alongside a solo display from Nicoletta Ceccoli, titled Deal with With Treatment, in Gallery 3.