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The Color Wheel by Camilla d’Errico - Gypset Magazine

The Color Wheel by Camilla d’Errico

“Vitae Arcu” (oil on wood panel, 24” x 20”)

OPENING RECEPTION
May 30, 2020 | 7pm – 11pm

ON VIEW
May 30 – July 3, 2020

COREY HELFORD GALLERY
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm – 6pm
(310) 287-2340

On Saturday, May 30th, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery will proudly unveil an all-new series of works from pop surrealist painter, manga artist, and comic book illustrator Camilla d’Errico, entitled The Color Wheel, in the Main Gallery.

d’Errico, well-known for her dreamy child-like character illustrations, paints a rainbow of lush beauties, each with their own individual hue and personality, in her newest series coming to CHG. The artist hopes The Color Wheel will be a “reminder to keep trying to make the world around you as beautiful as possible.” 

“Bombus” (oil on wood panel, 14” x 11”) and “Viseria” (oil on wood panel, 24” x 18”)

Regarding her new series, d’Errico shares, “The concept behind The Color Wheel is multifaceted, like a rainbow. Within the collection are cycles: of color and colorless, life and death, and my artistic process. For this collection I cycle back to places my artwork began where I painted my Femina & Fauna girls with girls surrounded by animals. I also take a new approach with my grayscale Rainbow Children figures that embodied my first big boundary push as an artist into new creative territory. To me, revisiting them as the artist I am now, with my new techniques and perspectives is a circle of life. That circle is something repeated throughout the collection. In the imagery and the physical color wheel my paintings create in their installation. Color, and the absence of color, are communicators. The Color Wheel collection is conversational, pushing emotional and creative boundaries. I want to see what touches a person’s heart and triggers them to feel within this collection. Within the grayscale girls are points of color that highlight the painting’s details for emotive impact. The Monochromatic Spectrum girls are made to evoke a unique response to mood or sentiment to seeing humanity and expression injected into nature through specific individual colors. Separating these two elements and unifying them again, to see how it changes the viewer’s experience, is my intention. This body of work brings to life sensations in two different ways but both stemming from the singular concept of how color triggers our passions.”

In describing the artist’s work, WOW x WOW shares: “Intent on capturing the emotive essences within both the masterful character creation and narrative construction achieved by her Asian inspirations, d’Errico digs deep into her own personal emotional reservoir and marries the resulting feelings with her love of animals and nature, and also her appreciation of literature, poetry and metaphor. The symbolically rich imagery produced leads us on adventures into subconscious realms that fuel our imaginations and stir our emotional mélange.”

“Fuzz Mellis” (oil on wood panel, 16” x 20”)

The Color Wheel opens Saturday, May 30th from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm in the Main Gallery, alongside a solo show from DOSSHAUS, entitled POP GOES…, in Gallery 2 and a three-artist show (debuting a new series of works from each) featuring Qualia by aica, Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing by Dena Seiferling, and Gravity by Luke Chueh in Gallery 3. Corey Helford Gallery is located at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033 and normal hours are Tuesday – Saturday, from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

About Camilla d’Errico:
Camilla d’Errico is an Italo-Canadian artist who has been making waves in the fine art and comic industries with her manga-influenced style. Ever the prolific artist, d’Errico is a comic book artist/creator and Pop Surrealist painter, while also contributing to the vinyl art toy movement, and expanding her style into fashion, accessories, toys and other merchandise.

d’Errico resides in Vancouver, BC, where she paints and draws comics, and more recently has been working with entertainment companies on feature films and video games. She has distinguished herself through her ability to seamlessly weave comic art and manga with surrealist elements, wrapping it all together with an extensive emotional palette. Thanks to her relentless energy, dedication, and creativity, she has followed her dream of successfully working creatively for a living.

About Corey Helford Gallery:
Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) was first established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer and creator, Bruce Helford (The Conners, Anger Management, The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez) and has since evolved into one of the premier galleries of New Contemporary art. Its goals as an institution are the support and growth of young and emerging, to well-known and internationally established artists. 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. CHG is located in Downtown Los Angeles in a robust 12,000 square foot building presenting new exhibitions approximately every six weeks. For more info and an upcoming exhibition schedule, visitCoreyHelfordGallery.com and connect onFacebook,Twitter,Instagram, andYouTube.

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