Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Weekly What To Do: Gundam, Super Heroes, New Art & Movies + Cat Comedy

Gundam Online Expo

Thurs, Aug 20,- Aug 31st

The GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO will showcase over 60 event exclusive figures never-before available in the United States, including not only GUNPLA World exhibit exclusives but also THE GUNDAM BASE exclusives – both of which until now were previously only available in Asia.

Drive-In Cinema series ZOMBIE SUMMER Double Feature


SHAUN OF THE DEAD @ 8:10p & DAWN OF THE DEAD remake @ 10:40p Double Feature

Fri, Aug 21, 2020, 8:10 PM, Sat, Aug 22, 2020, 12:30 AM PDT

211 West California Avenue Glendale, CA 91203 

$23 – $100 

Friday night, August 21, 2020, we screen a ZOMBIE SUMMER double feature! First up at 8:10pm is Simon Pegg’s and Edgar Wright’s hilarious yet committed zombie comedy SHAUN OF THE DEAD. Then, we look at another side of the Zombie genre with the “how did this turn out so amazing” DAWN OF THE DEAD remake directed by Zack Snyder in 2004.

DC Fandome


Saturday, August 22, starting at 10 a.m.

Accessible for 24 hours at, the global event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind your favorite feature films and TV series.

Corey Helford Gallery Presents

Okuda San Miguel The New Digital Love

A Rebrousse-Poil by Bruno Pontiroli

Birds of Paradise by Marie Larkin

Troy Brooks Through A Glass Darkly

The New Digital Love opens Saturday, August 22nd in the Main Gallery, alongside solo shows Birds of Paradise from Marie Larkin and A Rebrousse-Poil from Bruno Pontiroli in Gallery 2, and a solo show from Troy Brooks, entitled Through A Glass Darkly, in Gallery 3.

August 22 – September 26, 2020

571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033

CHG will be hosting a virtual opening on Instagram Live (@CoreyHelfordGallery) this Saturday (8/22) from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Pacific Time, giving fans a visual tour of each show making its debut and featuring guest appearances from each of the artists (using a split-screen view) who will be sharing insight into their new works and fielding questions. Kicking it off at 2:00 pm will be an appearance from Okuda, followed by Bruno and Marie at 3:00 pm, and ending with Troy.

Okuda’s unique iconographic language of multicolored geometric structures and patterns on the streets, railroads and abandoned factories around the globe have made him one of the world's most recognizable street artists of today. His work can be classified as Pop-Surrealism, with a clear essence of street art or urban art, and often raise contradictions about existentialism, the universe, the infinite, the meaning of life, and the false freedom of capitalism.


From his dreamlike visions, Bruno Pontiroli conjures up surreal and fantastic universes. His terrifically twisted oil paintings offer mind-bending explorations of the relationship between humans and animals, painting limber cows doing impressive handstands or an over-eager man embracing a large walrus, much to its chagrin. 

Regarding Larkin’s newest series entry entitled Birds of Paradise, she shares “The women in my paintings are as always, a metaphor. In these eight new paintings they symbolize the idea that ‘we are water’ and water is life.


Troy Brooks, known for his surrealistic portraits of elongated women and influenced by a mixture of classic Hollywood imagery and ancient mythology, the glamorous women that Brooks paints are eerily seductive and intensely emotional. Brooks' impact on the pop-surrealist movement is widely recognized, exhibiting work in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.


ANTHONY CLARKSON All By Design (Project Room)

Sergio Garcia Infinite Circles (Office)

SARAH JONCAS Pretty, Broken Flower (Main Room)

Opening Reception with the Artists: Saturday, August 22, 2020 Virtual Opening via Instagram Live

 All By Design is Anthony Clarkson’s sixth solo exhibition with our gallery. A painter, designer, and illustrator, Clarkson’s oil paintings are ghostly and surreal – dreamlike meanderings through eerily cast dimensions. 


Sergio Garcia’s oversized sculptures of skateboard wheels pay playful homage to the defining adolescent subculture of the 1990s and 2000s. Garcia views the skateboard wheel as an integral, yet often overlooked, symbol of the skateboarding ethos. To Garcia, once a set of wheels has been used they assume a new significance, representing the places (and surfaces) skated, like a trophy or badge of honor for teenage rites of passage.


Toronto-based Sarah Joncas first exhibited with the gallery in 2009 when only 19 years old. Since then, her accomplished work has developed technically and conceptually, garnering international attention for its moody stylization and emotive impact. Her portrait-based paintings focus primarily on female subjects that function as alter egos or symbolic avatars for social, psychological, and personal themes.

Virtual Comedy Fundraiser

Saturday, Aug 22, 7pm


Need a good laugh - we hear you! This Caturday, CatCafe Lounge and the kittos are hosting a virtual comedy show featuring some of LA's funniest comics. So clear your calendar (oh wait, COVID, er), clear your Netflix bingeing plans, and join us.

Stellar line-up includes:
Jodi Miller
Dana Moon
Camilla Cleese
Andy Kozel
And more to come
Hosted by Ariel Kashanchi


TOY STORY 1 Family


Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 @ 8:10p

211 West California Avenue Glendale, CA 91203