COREY HELFORD GALLERY is proud to present “Sweet Dominion,” San Francisco-based award-winning artist/illustrator Eric Joyner‘s newest body of work and most ambitious to date. Set to open Saturday, February 20 from 7:00 to 11:00 PM(and on display through Friday, March 19), “Sweet Dominion”marks Joyner’s fourth exhibition at CHG and his first at the tastemaker gallery’s new expansive 12,000 square foot space on Anderson Street in downtownLos Angeles which launched this past December. KCRW/Sirius XMU DJ Chris Muckley will provide the musical ambience for opening night.
While Remington may have been the finest painter of scenes from the Old West with Norman Rockwell known as the finest painter of heart-warming Americana, Eric Joyner is the undisputed master of vintage robots and the classic American donut. Capturing the various fantasy worlds of his robot universe, Joyner takes us on a journey through the ordinary and extraordinary in the daily life of his robots and their ubiquitous donuts.
For the Sweet Dominion exhibition, Joyner–whose work has been showcased throughout California and around the world–says: “For my latest series of paintings, I’ve decided to revisit some themes that I had touched on before, while at the same time, I wanted to introduce some new ones. New subjects include rain, transformers, cakes, anti-gravity, tiki, sea life, human behavior, cats and migration.”
On the expansion of subject matter, Joyner adds, “The common thread continues to be robots and donuts. At the same time, my decision to explore these new areas is totally intuitive. I can give no rational explanation other than they are things that I like–and find interesting. My basic inspiration comes from friends, current and historical events, food and our natural world. The goal of my work is to evoke an emotional response in the viewer and inspire imaginative thinking.” For more info on Eric Joyner, visit ericjoyner.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.