Change is in the air. Josh Agle (Shag) offered an intriguing new body of work for Autumn’s Come Undone which opened this past Saturday evening at Corey Helford in Culver City. Opening night drew a large crowd measured at 700+ with steady interest from 6 PM (VIP) through the public reception which ended at 11. Exploring new directions, Shag’s new paintings detail lives transformed where glamour and cool are supplanted by essential concerns and simpler pleasures. Change permeates the entire show, not only in terms of the darker themes but also the medium. While the show featured a large number of small original paintings, the Dreamscapes were clearly front and center.
The Dreamscapes deliver Shag on a massive scale at a comparatively affordable price. The Diptych and Triptych works feature 72” x 54” giclee panels. Each is limited to just five pieces. These expansive pieces offer a new approach to producing large work and should be considered originals for practical purposes. While the Dreamscapess retain Shag’s basic visual style, they immerse viewers in his evolving world through densely interconnected scenes. The new work is arresting in part because it juxtapozes the artist’s signature visual style with an unexpected thematic direction.
Be sure to visit the official preview page for detailed photos and artwork availability.
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232