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Two-fer at Corey Helford gallery: Hello Kitty and The Return of The London Police
July 6, 2019 • 8:00 am PDT
Created in 1974 to ‘inspire happiness,’ Hello Kitty captured the hearts of people around the world, and now, at the ripe middle age of 45, has a fan base that spans multiple generations. Today, the iconic sweet and cute animated feline appears on a broad range of products and experiences, and is the subject of countless brand collaborations and artistic explorations. The artists featured in this exhibition have re-interpreted the image of Hello Kitty and her friends in their own aesthetic through a wide variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and animation.
Known for traveling the world creating their art, the duo of Chaz Barrisson and Bob Gibson aka The London Police share about this exhibition: “Influenced by L.A.’s film industry, we have selected an all-star cast of heroes and villains like Bruce Lee, The Ghostbusters, Bobba Fett and others, added our own blend of TLP characters with splashes of colour and architectural landscapes, to produce a vibrant and nostalgic series of movie-based compositions. As well as illustrative portraits of well-known box office stars, we have also produced canvases of our own fantasy films. All themed on the type of motion pictures we watched growing up and the posters that inspired 80’s and 90’s cinema… In a time where politics and social climates are constantly causing opinionated debates and division amongst the masses, we have chosen to relieve you from anymore preaching about what you should be doing and thinking. Simply come and enjoy the show for what it is: colours, characters, craftsmanship and movie culture.”
Now through August 3