Info from Juxtapoz below La Noche de la Fusion, Gary Baseman's next solo show, opens Saturday, May 2nd at Corey Helford Gallery. Be sure to save the date to attend this one-of-a-kind celebration, as it ensures to be a night like no other. . .this isn't just a regular art show reception. It's a celebration, a ceremony, a unique experience. La Noche de la Fusion’s debut will feature women in Baseman-inspired Carnivale costumes, live music, Baseman characters coming to life, and a sacrificial ceremony during the opening reception. The artist “guarantees you've never seen anything like this.” Or maybe you have...the influences for this show can be found the world over, inspired by Baseman's round-the-world travels in 2008 and 2009. It's a night of fusing and melting cultures, of blurring lines of reality, of melting the walls and forces that hold one back, it's La Noche de la Fusion. www.garybaseman.com www.coreyhelfordgallery.com
Info and Picture below from Baseman's MySpace.
Baseman preparing for his upcoming exhibition "La Noche de la Fusion." Photo by Kristin Burns
Eyvind Earle, Moebius, Audrey Kawasaki, Frazetta, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Mary Blair, Trevor Brown, Victor Castillo, Romain de Tirtoff
Post by Corey Helford on Apr 29, 2009 23:24:36 GMT -8
Okay, this is gonna be an art happening, 60's style -- costumed Baseman characters, masks, music, love, dancing, ice cream, lanterns & banners from Thailand, carnival lights, hula hoops on fire, performance art, everything you've heard and more. And, that's just the outdoor festival taking up the entire parking lot next to the gallery. Inside the gallery, Gary's newest works and an amazing installation with participation from artists from around the world. Nobody's done anything like this in a long time, so come and have fun! The festival opens at 6:30 and there's free valet parking. My best to all the art lovers on the board - Jan
The show was amazing! It wasn't just an art opening, it was an event, a multi media event. I can't imagine the planning and preparations (not to mention $) that went into putting on such an event. I can't imagine that will ever be topped for a gallery opening. My only complaint is that I didn't make it to all of the other shows that I planned on seeing because I stayed longer than I had intended.
Post by LeBasse Projects on May 3, 2009 8:09:18 GMT -8
That was a fun show. I had to let Melissa Haslam...visiting for her show from Australia...that that was not the typical gallery show in LA. Amazing production from the whole CHG team...and fantastic job by Gary.
what a great show. My girl and I showed up pretty late, and Jan Corey was nice enough to make sure we got in with no hassles to enjoy the festivities. Didn't get a chance to say hi to Richard though. What a great show, you could tell that a lot went into putting this together....and I heard that the myth, man, and legend himself Mark Ryden was in attendance.
Last Edit: May 3, 2009 14:24:23 GMT -8 by steveinca
The installation and presentation of the work was awesome. It really fit into the whole theme of the celebration next door and vice versa. The reason we keep talking about the festivities is that the costumes and girls on hand were literally Baseman's work come to life, which was crazy and wonderful at the same time. More photos of the work and gallery install can be seen here.
Last Edit: May 6, 2009 18:33:24 GMT -8 by StephenW