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8522 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
December 2nd, 2008 - December 6th, 2008
Opening: December 2nd, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

culver city/west la
Tues-Sat 12-6
paintings, gallery, helford, corey


Corey Helford Gallery presents
New Works By Mia, Robert Bellm and Angelique Houtkamp
Opening Reception Tuesday, December 2, 2008 from 7 to 10pm
On View December 2 until December 6, 2008  

Corey Helford Gallery                  
8522 Washington Boulevard           
Culver City, CA  90232               
T: 310-287-2340      
Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present Illuminate, a group show featuring new paintings by Mia, Robert Bellm and Angelique Houtkamp. The exhibition spotlights three incredibly talented artists who are making their visual stamp in the new fine art movement through their illustrative works. Open to the public, the reception for Illuminate takes place on Tuesday, December 2, and the show will be on view for one week only until December 6, 2008.

Mia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and graduated from Otis College of Art and Design. Fascinated by story and character, Mia’s paintings are “personality portraits” that illustrate the spirits, inner demons, conflicting emotions and imagination of her subjects. Her work has been exhibited at Gallery 1988, Roq La Rue, CoproNason, Distinction Gallery and Ad Hoc Art. For more information about Mia, please visit
Robert Bellm
Robert Bellm was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and attended Art Institute of Seattle and Art Center College of Design. Growing up in an artistic household encouraged Bellm to explore his creative talent, experimenting with various techniques and mediums from silkscreen, painting, and sculpture to wood, cardboard, spray paint, computers and more. His illustrative compositions of nature incorporate birds, bees, and flowers into harmonious and poetic narratives. Bellm’s work has been featured at Giant Robot, Junc Gallery, and Primary Space. For more information about Bellm, please visit
Angelique Houtkamp  
Angelique Houtkamp was born in Uithoorn, Netherlands and lives in Amsterdam where she paints and works as a professional tattooist. Her stylish watercolor renderings combine classic old school tattoo imagery mixed with mythological dreams, antropomorphed critters, nautical iconography and haunting Hollywood romance. Houtkamp has exhibited at galleries worldwide, including Outré Gallery in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, Nelly Duff Gallery in London, England and IguaPop Gallery in Barcelona, Spain. For more information about Houtkamp, please visit