Camille Rose Garcia at opening night for her 'Phantasmacabre' exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles on July 16, 2016 #2

On Saturday 16th this month opened L.A. based Corey Helford Gallery an incredible show featuring the work of Pop Surrealist legend and pioneer Camille Rose García consisting in a new body of work with her newest series of gothic-psychedelic paintings.

As mentioned in an earlier post a few weeks ago, “Phantasmacabre”, as the show was titled, is influenced by the surrealist and deeply symbolic films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jungian archetypes, and fairy tales that depicts a lush and layered symbolic world that explores the realm of memories and dreams. The world in García’s paintings is both beautiful and frightening. Its psychedelic dream scenes are inhabited by witches, ghosts, skulls, insects and snakes in gardens filled with intertwining branches and plants growing from their wounds in a dance between life and death.


In order to celebrate García’s first solo show in Los Angeles since 2011 and debut the biggest paintings of her career, the gallery organized a fabulous VIP reception (7/15) and opening night (7/16) that counted with the participation of acclaimed artists like Mark Ryden and his wife/artist Marion Peck, musician Davey Havok (AFI), as well as Elizabeth McGrath, Olivia De Berardinis, Brandi Milne, Natalia Fabia, Soey Milk and world-renowned fantasy artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith who opened her solo show “Allusions and Allegories” in Gallery 2.
Both nights featured music provided by DJ Chris Muckley from KCRW/SiriusXMU as well as a burlesque performance from Vanessa Burgundy and Kira Von Sutra.

“Phantasmacabre” runs through August 20th at the gallery located on 571 S. Anderson St. (Enter on Willow St), Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA. Images courtesy of the gallery.

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Artist Camille Rose Garcia and musician Davey Havok. Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith attends opening night for her ‘Allusions and Allegories’ exhibition at Corey Helford’s Gallery 2. Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Artist Mark Ryden with wife and artist Marion Peck and artist Camille Rose. GarciaPhoto © Eric Minh Swenson

Artist Mark Ryden with wife and artist Marion Peck and artist Camille Rose Garcia. Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Artist Natalia Fabia attends opening night for Camille Rose Garcia's 'Phantasmacabre' exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles on July 16, 2016

Artist Natalia Fabia. Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Artists Elizabeth McGrath and Brandi Milne attend Opening Night for Camille Rose Garcia's 'Phantasmacabre' at Corey Helford Gallery on 7.16.16

Artists Elizabeth McGrath and Brandi Milne. Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Artists Olivia De Berardinis, Brandi Milne, CHG owner Jan Corey Helford, artists Natalia Fabia, Camille Rose Garcia, Mark Ryden, CHG Director Sherri J. Trahan, Soey Milk

Artists Olivia De Berardinis, Brandi Milne, CHG owner Jan Corey Helford, artists Natalia Fabia, Camille Rose Garcia, Mark Ryden, CHG Director Sherri J. Trahan, Soey Milk. Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Burlesque dancer Kira Von Sutra performing at Opening Night for Camille Rose Garcia's 'Phantasmacabre' at Corey Helford Gallery on 7.16.16

Burlesque dancer Kira Von Sutra performing at Opening Night for Camille Rose Garcia’s ‘Phantasmacabre’ at Corey Helford Gallery. Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Burlesque dancer Vanessa Burgundy, gallery director Sherri J. Trahan and burlesque dancer Kira Von Sutra

Burlesque dancer Vanessa Burgundy, gallery director Sherri J. Trahan and burlesque dancer Kira Von Sutra. Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Camille Rose Garcia at opening night for her 'Phantasmacabre' exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles on July 16, 2016

The artist at the opening. Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Camille Rose Garcia, gallery owner Jan Corey Helford, Jasmine Becket-Griffith at opening night for 'Phantasmacabre' exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery

Camille Rose Garcia, gallery owner Jan Corey Helford, Jasmine Becket-Griffith. Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Camille Rose Garcia's 'Phantasmacabre' exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles on July 16, 2016

Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Patrons attend opening night for Camille Rose Garcia's 'Phantasmacabre' exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles on July 16, 2016

Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Patrons attend opening night for Jasmine Becket-Griffith's 'Allusions and Allegories' exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery on July 16, 2016 in Downtown Los Angeles

Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Patrons watch burlesque dance at opening night for Camille Rose Garcia's 'Phantasmacabre' exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles on July 16, 2016

Photo © Eric Minh Swenson

Camille Rose Garcia & Jasmine Becket-Griffith at Corey Helford Gallery. from Birdman

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