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Corey Helford Gallery Presents Ron English’s NeoNature Exhibit at New Space in Downtown LA!

Zelephant (All Photos By Gail)

While I was in LA for Christmas, I had the chance to not only have a VIP experience at the new Broad Museum (more about that in a future post) but also got to visit the nearby new location of the Corey Helford Gallery, which just re-opened in early December! Corey Helford’s new gallery is massive — seven times larger than the original space — and boasts three separate galleries, each of which can house individual artist and group exhibitions. The main gallery, where you will find Ron English’s incredible show, NeoNature: We Are The New They, takes up 4,500 square feet, offering total immersion for attendees. And considering the size of NeoNature’s paintings and sculptures that is saying something!

Installation View
Two Ton Sam with Installation View


NeoNature examines the art of evolution, the flaw that propels civilization, as the mutation of the ordinary stubbornly conjures new worlds. Ron English’s mutant creations — some a hybrid of nature and technology — are fascinating, thought provoking, and always very, very beautiful and awe-inspiring to behold.


Union Jack Tiger
Union Jack Tiger

We were lucky to have the entire gallery almost to ourselves on the afternoon of our visit, which made getting clear, people-free photos very easy! Yay!

Little Green Sprout

I couldn’t find the name of this little guy on the CHG website, so I am calling him Little Green Sprout.

Mousemask Murphy in Airplane
Mousemask Murphy in Airplane

All of the large sculptures are available to purchase in limited editions of 30 pieces per work.

StarSkull Walking Stick
StarSkull Walking Stick

There are two of the StarSkull Walking Stick sculptures in the gallery, which stand like silent sentries on either side of the room, and they are very imposing in size!

Flintstones Origin Story
Flintstones Origin Story

Cathy Cowgirl Pink
Cathy Cowgirl – Pink

Fat Tony
Fat Tony

Monarch Ship
Monarch Ship

Bigfoot Family
Bigfoot Family Tableau

The exhibit also includes two tableau installations, which are a bit hidden behind a wall. Fortunately, a very friendly member of the gallery staff tipped us off!

European Camo Doe and Stag
European Camo Doe and Stag Tableau

Ron English Shot Glass

He also gave us a couple of these cool shot glasses, which were left over from the exhibit’s opening reception. Sweet!

Ron English’s NeoNature: We Are The New They will be on Exhibit only Through January 9th, 2016 at Corey Helford Gallery, Located at 571 South Anderson Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033. Get directions, and gallery hours, at This Link!

Yes, It Exists: Fred Flintstone Bowling Pins

Fred Flintstone Bowling Pins
Photo By Gail

In 1965, the Arco toy company (later acquired by Mattel) manufactured a Flintstones Bowling Game with pins molded in the likeness of Fred Flintstone. Fred sure did love to bowl.

Photographed in the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.

RIP Tony Curtis

“Flintstones! Meet the Flinstones!”

Legendary Actor Tony Curtis – father of actress Jamie Lee Curtis – has passed away on September 29, 2010 at the fine age of 85. Since today is, coincidentally, also the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Flintstones animated TV show, I thought it would be a perfect way to honor both by featuring this cartoon version of Tony Curtis (aka Stony Curtis) with Fred Flintstone in a scene from one of the series’ episodes that ran way back when I was just an egg. RIP Tony, and God Bless The Flintstones.

Hall of Fame Drummer Earl Palmer Dead at 83

I wanted to let the dust settle a bit on the news about Travis Barker’s plane crash before posting a little memoriam for legendary session drummer Earl Palmer, who passed away on Friday, September 19th, 2008 after a long illness. He was 83. Palmer played with artists as diverse as Little Richard and Elvis Costello and even recorded drums on the Flintstones’ theme song. Along with Hal Blaine, he is considered to be one of the top session drummers of all time. He will be missed.

Farewell, Joe Barbera

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Animation Greats William Hanna and Joe Barbera with Tom and Jerry

Joe Barbera, half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team that produced such beloved cartoon characters as Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear and the Flintstones, passed away Monday, December 18th , a Warner Bros. spokesman said. He was 95.

I don’t know about you, but I was rasied on Hanna-Barbera cartoons — The Flinstones and The Jetsons being two of my favorites — and even had my first crush on animated boy adventurer, Johnny Quest. The picture below represents many of Hanna-Barbera’s most popular and enduring/iconic characters. That really takes me back. Maybe it’s cheaper to make all cartoons in Asia these days, but you sure don’t see the same quality as you did back in the day.