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COOP “Idle Hands” ~ Corey Helford Gallery

Opening Reception Friday, July 15, 2011 from 7‑10pm ~ Corey Helford Gallery ~
8522 Washington Boulevard Culver City

On Friday, July 15, Corey Helford Gallery will debut “Idle Hands,” the highly-anticipated solo exhibition of pop artist COOP, and his most audacious yet.

COOP’s new body of work is rendered in his signature style—self-described as “hillbilly sex crime pop art”—and features the bold colors and subject matter he is known for but with a decidedly bawdier bent. “Pulp magazines, more overt sexuality and a little more deliberate provocation are on display this time around,” COOP says of the full-figured muses, bodacious backsides and sexed-up superheroes featured in “Idle Hands.”

“Idle Hands” is the artist’s first solo show since his highly regarded and extremely successful 2009 exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery, and features an advancement in his work. “My goal was to keep building on the previous work, and dial in all the stuff that makes it work, while tweaking the things that don’t,” COOP explains. “I’ve been working on refining my technique and visual vocabulary for these paintings, trying to crack the code to maximize impact, playing with different materials, including more text and texture, anything to keep the process interesting for me.”

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