Magical, fiery, and mischievous… the Strangelings of Jasmine Becket-Griffith transform the ordinary to extraordinary with flights of fancy and never-ending wonder. Steeped in fairy tales and elements of the natural world, the portrayals of her youthful subjects inhabit an ethereal quintessence that entices viewers to embark upon a journey towards her enchanting dreamland.
On July 16, 2016, Corey Helford Gallery proudly presents ‘Allusions and Allegories’. This beautiful collection of New Contemporary and Surrealism work is the largest Jasmine has ever shown, and centers on fantasy narratives as well as literary and historical allusions.
July 16, 2016 | 7-10 PM
Artist will attend
July 16 – August 20, 2016
571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St)
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Contact the gallery directly for purchasing information email@example.com
Los Angeles (June 24, 2016) — On Saturday, July 16th, Corey Helford Gallery will proudly present their first solo exhibition, titled “Allusions and Allegories,” with world-renowned fantasy artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith.
Over the past two decades, Becket-Griffith has captivated a worldwide audience working as a fine artist, painting traditionally by hand with acrylic paints. Becket-Griffith’s paintings blend realism with wide-eyed wonder – exploring gothic themes, with elements of classical literature, fairytales, nature and fantasy. You may recognize her paintings from her merchandising and licensing line with Disney, plus her artwork can be found in many books such as the Spectrum fine art collections, Gothic Art Now, The World of Faery, Big Eye Art, and more.
Regarding her new work, Becket-Griffith notes: “My acrylic paintings in ‘Allusions and Allegories’ represent some of the themes, concepts and imagery that excite me both as an artist and as a person. These pieces are rife with appropriated classical art references, nods to past masters, literary characters, alchemical theories, universal symbols and other allusions I’ve re-imagined into my own world. I’ve patchworked my personal obsessions together with my own aesthetic ideals to create allegories I find beautiful.”
A new piece featured in Becket-Griffith’s new collection, titled “Tableaux Vivants III: Salome and Sphinx,” is the third piece in her “Tableaux Vivants” series, which combines her original rococo style portraiture set amongst tiny tableaux “living images” from exciting historic paintings. The piece was inspired by Gustave Moreau (French symbolist from the 1800s), specifically Salomé and Oedipus and the Sphinx. The beautiful henna-like ornamentation on the large figure is also inspired by the “tattoos” Moreau covered his characters with in his later work.
Additional “Unseelie Court” Paintings
WonderGround Gallery Take Over
If missed the news, this past weekend Jasmine took over the WonderGround Gallery to bring audiences a feast of Disney ® licensed paintings, merchandise, Star Wars Princess Leia and Princess Jasmine merchandise, and WonderGround Exclusives! Additionally, Jasmine’s Patreon supporters will receive extra sneak peek previews of works-in-progress!
1313 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802