Corey Helford Gallery presents
“In The Garden of The Mystic”
Opening Reception Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 7‑10pm
On View October 31 - November 18, 2009
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Opening on Halloween night, Los Angeles artist Andrew Brandou unveils his second solo show at Corey Helford Gallery entitled “In The Garden of The Mystic”. Influenced by 1960’s posters, music and psychedelia, Brandou’s new work takes a walk on the wild side and a more organic narrative ensues. The artist’s iconic flower motifs, skulls, bunnies and boxes transform into a kaleidoscope of stunning psychonautic imagery. Ornate gold leaf accents decorate mind-expanding dreamscapes where the ego merges into the id, fear is released and beauty resides. The exhibition will also include a rare series of limited-edition silkscreens on wood block based on vintage rock posters. Open to the public, the reception for “In The Garden of The Mystic” takes place on Saturday, October 31, and the show will be on view until November 18, 2009.
Andrew Brandou was raised in Michigan with a Catholic school upbringing. However, his interests have always leaned toward the darker side, including the occult, magick and mind control. A graduate of Otis Parsons, the Los Angeles based artist worked at the legendary Paper Moon Graphics card company, as well as on numerous entertainment projects such as The Simpsons, Spongebob and Ni Hao Kai-lan. As an art director for Meltdown Comics and Span of Sunset, Brandou designed their visual presentation, and his work has graced the pages of Juxtapoz, The New Yorker, Swindle, Mean Magazine, and SF Weekly as well numerous books including Otis School of Design Alumni book. Brandou has exhibited in cities worldwide including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, England and Bern, Switzerland. For more information about Andrew Brandou, please visit howdypardner.com.