Corey Helford Gallery presents
“Before I Hide Away”
Opening Reception Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 7-10pm
On View August 11 – September 5, 2012
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Open Tuesday - Saturday, Noon to 6:00pm
Corey Helford Gallery is pleased to present the highly-anticipated solo exhibition by Southern California artist Brandi Milne. “Before I Hide Away,” is Milne’s third solo exhibition with the gallery and her most revealing to date.
Inspired by love, loss and letting go, “Before I Hide Away” is a memoir about moving forward and following one’s heart, despite life’s challenges. For the exhibition, Milne unveils her first body of work without ink outlines as well as a more spontaneous painting process than before, yielding freedom and growth for the artist.
“My aesthetic for this show is a little different than previous shows,” Milne says. “This body of work is a literal description of letting go of control emotionally and artistically. I’ve left each and every painting to be guided by my truest emotion at the time of working on it.”
Milne describes her latest series as a circus in the snow. For the fourteen paintings in the exhibition, Milne refines her palette, highlighting muted tones as opposed to candy-like colors from past works. Her new thematic and aesthetic direction is evident in the painting “She Wears The Trees In Her Hair and The Clouds In Her Eyes.” Against a backdrop of salmon pinks, teals and grays, three figures on a horse celebrate their final days together as their friendship moves apart at the height of their closeness. Milne adds, “I feel that this new work is a giant step into a more mature world for me. My work is always guided by my personal life and emotions, there’s always a narrative and parallel of what I’m facing in life.”
The opening reception for “Before I Hide Away,” takes place Saturday, August 11 at Corey Helford Gallery, and is open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through September 5, 2012.