On Saturday, January 24, Corey Helford Gallery Circa proudly presents ‘Freaks And Americana: An Exploration of Big Top Culture.’ Thematically, circus and carnival folk are part of alternative “outsider” cultures that beg the curiosity of the viewer and ignite the imagination. The circus is something that people “run away to join,” escaping the confines of a traditional lifestyle, or finding solace in an odd, heightened reality. It’s this fantasy that the show hopes to investigate.
Participating artsits include Annie Owens, Beau Stanton, Billy Norrby, Brandi Milne, Bumblebeelovesyou, Carlos Ramos, Colin Christian, David Stoupakis, EINE, Eric Joyner, Greg Gossel, Hueman, John Wentz, Melissa Forman, Michael Hussar, Michael Mararian, Nouar, Ron English, Sas Christian, SHAG (Josh Agle), Sylvia Ji, Tom Bagshaw, Yosuke Ueno, Carol Liu, Nicomi Nix Turner, Luke Chueh, Sarah Folkman, Selena Wong, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, and Stephen Ibbot.
The opening reception for “Freaks and Americana” will be hosted on January 24 from 7-10pm at Corey Helford Gallery Circa. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition is on view through February 7.