Eric Joyner in “It’s a Jungle Out There” with special guest artist PURE EVIL at Corey Helford Gallery – story by Keisha Raines with photos by Birdman for Warholian
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On January 21, the lovely Corey Helford Gallery exhibited the most recent work from Eric Joyner in “It’s a Jungle Out There” with special guest artist PURE EVIL.
The show saw the reappearance of Joyner’s robots from his 2010 exhibition at the Corey Helford Gallery, “Donut Logic.” This time around his metallic muses were thrust in whimsical adventures amongst the rough-and-tumble jungles. The robots interact with jungle creatures such as elephants, monkeys and snakes.
Inspired by a recent trip to Thailand, “there were beautiful trees, birds, mountains, elephants, tigers, butterflies, flowers and monkeys. Jungle paintings are easier said than done though—there are so many leaves, branches and foliage to paint. It really tested my patience” commented Joyner.
Bringing in elements from his previous show, Joyner created a stainless steel donut of any robot’s dream, that is of course if they could eat or dream.
As with most shows at the Corey Helford Gallery the hor d’oeuvres and music complemented the theme of the art on the walls. Trays of donuts were served while the DJ played jungle and techno.
Special guest PURE EVIL work literally came out of the canvas. On many of his paintings he used stenciled iconic images of various leading ladies and dripped paint from their eyes on to the floor. By using this technique the work is not solely about what is in the frame but becomes more of what is outside.
The paintings will be on display through February 8, 2012 at the Corey Helford Gallery.
- story by Keisha Raines with photos by Birdman for Warholian
For more on the show visit: http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/
Visit Eric Joyner’s official site here: http://ericjoyner.com/