Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) is proud to announce their next major solo show All Signs Point to No, featuring new works from Chicago-based artist, illustrator, and toymaker Travis Lampe. Set to premiere August 6th in Gallery 3, the show will be on view through September 10th.
The topsy turvy world portrayed in Lampe’s paintings is a trip out of pandemia. Inspired by an old-timey aesthetic, from Steamboat Willie to Bette Boop and Dr. Seuss, Lampe describes his work as “a mish-mosh of those old-timey influences with some Duccio-inspired mountains and the inevitable light-switch nose.” Since 2007, the artist has shown all across the U.S. and internationally (including in London, Berlin, and Italy).
Featuring 19 pieces (including acrylic and gouache paintings, as well as a couple of sculptures), All Signs Point to No follows Lampe’s mini-solo’s at CHG as part of the gallery’s seven-artist show The Magnificent Seven (Feb. 2021) and three-artist show (Feb. 2019).
Regarding his new works, Lampe says, “What does the future hold? It’s hard to say. It might be bad stuff though. This show was inspired by fortune telling, mystical divination, and an idea I had for this one really sweet piece I never ended up making. Like the stuff in this show, but way cooler. That happens sometimes. I should have consulted a medium to find out whether I did it or not. But they are expensive, I assume, mainly fronts for money-laundering enterprises. Anyway, death is certain. But I recommend avoiding it.”
When asked what piece in the show he’s most fond of, Lampe shares, “I feel like ‘The Fool’ [seen above] is some of my best work, though it’s just a small piece. I’m also delighted when I try painting darkness with a single light source and it actually works. I’m not sure why I’m always surprised by this, but there it is. For that reason, I’m really pleased with ‘TOOL Tree Incident’ [seen below] as well.”
All Signs Point to No opens Saturday, August 6th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm in Gallery 3, alongside a solo show from D*Face, entitled Painting Over the Cracks, in the Main Gallery and Gallery 2. Until further notice, masks continue to be required for entry into the gallery, regardless of vaccination status.
About Travis Lampe:
Artist Travis Lampe grew up in a small town in Kansas. After earning a degree in Graphic Design, he took a job in advertising as an art director in Chicago. While making ads for breakfast cereals and well-known purveyors of inexpensive furniture over a period of several years, he secretly began developing his own personal illustration style, which he describes as “a mish-mosh of those old-timey influences with some Duccio-inspired mountains and the inevitable light-switch nose,” consistently inspired by the likes of Steamboat Willie, Betty Boop, and Dr. Seuss. Lampe’s work has been exhibited all across the U.S. and internationally (including in London, Berlin, and Italy). Plus, Lampe has been featured in Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Flavorwire, and France’s Brain Magazine, among others. He currently lives and works in Chicago.
About Corey Helford Gallery:
Established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer/creator Bruce Helford (The Conners, Anger Management, The Drew Carey Show, and George Lopez), Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) has since evolved into one of the premier galleries of New Contemporary art. Its goal as an institution is supporting the growth of artists, from the young and emerging, to the well-known and internationally established. CHG represents a diverse collection of international artists, primarily influenced by today’s pop culture and collectively encompassing style genres such as New Figurative Art, Pop Surrealism, Neo Pop, Graffiti, and Street Art. Located in downtown Los Angeles at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033, in a robust 12,000 square foot building, CHG presents new exhibitions approximately every six weeks. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, with visiting hours being Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For more info and an upcoming exhibition schedule, visit CoreyHelfordGallery.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. For available prints from CHG, visit CHGPrints.com.
August 6, 2022 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
August 6 – September 10, 2022
COREY HELFORD GALLERY
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visiting Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm