FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7 29, 2006
Opening Reception: October 7, 7-10 pm
Left Coast Galleries
12324 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA. 91604
Tel, 818.760.7010, Fax, 818.760.4164
Web site, http://www.leftcoastgalleries.com
Hours, Monday Thursday, 11am-5pm; Friday/Saturday, 11am-7pm; Sunday, 12-6 and by appointment
Media Contact, Tim Millard
Additional Images available
Corno, “face with gold”, two panels 5’ x 6’.
Left Coast Galleries and curator David Remsing are proud to present CORNO in her much anticipated first solo exhibit in Los Angeles. With her pulsating energy and unapologetic brushwork Corno’s mighty torsos, swollen lips and dramatic faces threaten to break free from their canvases. The New York publication ARTspeak described her as being “a contemporary expressionist with a flashy post-Pop sensibility.” The paintings are a striking blend of Warhol’s portraits and Michelangelo’s torsos topped off with a splash of Pollock’s spontaneity.
The Canadian born Corno‘s dazzling style first brought her notoriety in her home province of Quebec, and by the late 1980’s she was the darling of Montreal collectors. In 1992 Corno moved to New York City where she quickly became one of the best selling artists in the city. Corno’s work has been exhibited in group and solo shows at Selima Gallery, Atmosphere Gallery, Skylight 6 Studio, Art Mode Gallery, Novo Studio, and the Alternative Museum. She was featured artist at events at Tristan &America, Twilo, Paul LaBrecque Spa & Gallery, Art Frenzie Gallery, and North-South Design Gallery. Following in the footsteps of famous artists Georgia O’Keefe and Salvador Dali, Corno has also exhibited at the prestigious Steuben Glass on Madison Avenue in New York. In 2005 she was involved in a massive media event at the upscale Columbus Circle and at the bustling Union Square in New York City where for four nights straight her art was projected on a building façade for public viewing. That same year she was also the featured artist at the international fashion event The Train, which attracted the likes of Chelsea Clinton.
In late 2005 Corno was filmed in her studio for a documentary titled The Art of the Nude, produced and directed by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Bernar Hebert. The documentary is scheduled for TV release in the fall of 2006 on ART-TV, France5, Radio-Canada Television, and Bravo!. In early 2006 Corno was the featured artist at the premiere of Alegria, a spectacular show created by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, where her works were hung in the VIP room as well as at the swank Roof Gardens.
Corno, “horizontal on blue”, 36x60”.
About Curator David Remsing:
David Remsing has been a Fine Art Dealer and Curator for eighteen years in bothZurich, Switzerland and Los Angeles, California. http://www.davidremsingfinearts.com