Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present a special exhibit, Waxploitation Stories For Ways & Means, opening Saturday, June 23 in Gallery Three. Co-curated by Caro Buermann and Waxploitation Records founder Jeff Antebi, this is the companion exhibition of the children’s benefit book project of the same name: a 350 page coffee table art book with short stories written by world famous musicians such as Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Frank Black, Devendra Banhart, among others, accompanied by original art by living legends such as Anthony Lister, Dan Baldwin, Swoon, Will Barras, James Jean, Ronzo, Kai & Sunny, and many more. A portion of proceeds from both the book project and the art show will benefit Room to Read, 826 National, Pencils of Promise, and War Child. The exhibit features over two dozen drawings, paintings and illustrations from the book.
Released in 2016, Stories For Ways & Means is ten years in the making, and also includes animated short films featuring narration from Zach Galifianakis, Danny Devito, Nick Offerman, and more.
“I’ve always been interested in songwriters who craft compelling stories to music, and painters who tell stories with a single canvas. Stories for Ways & Means allows me an opportunity to blend both into one project” explains curator Jeff Antebi, who created the book. “The artists I collaborated with are ones who I felt represented ‘outsiders’ because children in some ways are also ‘outsiders’ sometimes, viewing the world of adults around them. It seemed fun to have these artists speaking to kids with their unique points of view.”
The opening reception for Waxploitation Stories For Ways & Means will be hosted Saturday, June 23 from 7pm - 11pm in Gallery Three. The reception is open to the public and the exhibit will be on view through July 21. The space is open Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm. Corey Helford Gallery is located at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033.
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