On October, 1st, Corey Helford Gallery will proudly present one of Los Angeles’ favorites, figurative painter Korin Faught and her detailed paintings examining the female subject. Her new show, “Lost Days,” marks her fourth solo with CHG and will open in Gallery 2.
As described by WIDEWALLS, “…Faught’s elegant and subtle figurative paintings pay homage to the mid-century design, fashion, and white on white style. The artist finds inspiration for her mysterious and somewhat gothic depiction of women prevalently in photography and horror movies…Her work has a very specific atmosphere, solemnly dark and even unsettling at times, created by Faught’s limited palette and puzzling moods of her models.”
Inspired by turn-of-the-century portrait painters, such as John Singer Sargent, Faught shares regarding her new collection:
“With this new group of paintings, I am once again using multiple poses of the same model, thereby creating a ‘twin effect,’ or what I would call a ‘meta portrait.’ Thus, my intention is to describe both one moment and all moments – a place that is at once self-referential and omni-referential, which is what we are, have always been, and always will be.
You will discern figures wrapped in bedding, along with flowers, insects and ribbons – all on a flat landscape approaching weightlessness or oneiric rarefaction. Imagine that you’ve ventured out into a void that is a soft and inviting lake of grey brain matter with lacy edges. Jagged bits of painful memories protrude, promising blistering welts of regret that are ready to blossom into beautiful watery purple bruises. The subjects’ poses appear as ritualistic, cleansing and edifying, which furthers my intention towards describing an omnipresent experience.
Blinding pinpoints of light stemming from my own experiences, feelings, and impressions. A body in torment and escape into the mind set ajar. Childbirth, migraines, fevers, bed rest, and photophobia. Tossing in bed, wracked with pain. Lost hours and days beyond time and inside one’s mind. Dream Reification, where strange vistas open up and drift away.”
For more info and an upcoming exhibition schedule, visit coreyhelfordgallery.com