Corey Helford Gallery held a very special collector’s preview of Gary Baseman’s latest exhibition “La Noche de la Fusion.” The amazing “Enlightened Chou” installation was more impressive, once assembled, than when we previewed it in our studio visit. The installation is comprised of many Chous, each one is from a different country: Thailand, India, Mexico, Brazil, Russia. These Chous are Baseman’s way of breaking down the literal boundaries of the modern day countries.

The intimate opening was attended by some well-knowns such as Jonathan Levine, Natalia Fabia, Adam Wallcavage and Luke Chueh, to name a few. The private viewing was intended to give collectors of Baseman’s work a little room to mingle and take in the great paintings before the main event tonight from 6:30 – 11pm. Tonight’s extravaganza will be a full-on blowout with a festive “Carnivale” environment filled with games, fiery hula hoopers and even Brazilian Dancers/Drummers dressed in decadent costumes designed by Baseman himself. Get there early as capacity will be limited.

Check out a surprise from Gary for the readers of AM after the jump.

 

Jonathan Levine + Gary

Jonathan Levine + Gary

Luke Chueh

Luke Chueh

Natalia Fabia + Jan Corey

Natalia Fabia + Jan Corey

Sneak Preview of the costumes for the opening night festivities

Sneak preview of the costumes for the opening night festivities

Adam Wallacavage

Adam Wallacavage

Gary took the time to do two drawings for our readers.

-The first one will be given away to the first person to post a country that has an “Enlightened Chou” included in the installation.

-The second drawing will be given to the first reader to find a member of the AM staff at the opening extravaganza tonight.


 LA NOCHE de la FUSION Festival – 6:30-10pm
- Baseman Carnival Costumes come to Life
– Tales from the World of Baseman: “The Enlightened Chou”
– Toby’s Travels and the Enlightened Chou Animation
– Fire Bowl to burn away your insecurities and Fears
– Baseman designed Carnival Games
– “Metamorphis”, a Celebratory Finale

Come costumed as you perceive your TRUE SELF.

Gallery Exhibition – 7-10pm
Featuring Gary Baseman’s new paintings, drawings, installation sculptures and the World Premier of his newest character, the Enlightened Chou.

Discuss this show here.
Discuss Gary Baseman here.