Art Crush: Ron English “Seasons in Supurbia”

In his first solo exhibition with Corey Helford Gallery (also his first show in L.A. in 10 years), the legendary Ron English explores “the inability of the 21st century oversaturated American soul to distinguish between political realities and pop culture illusions, constructing doll-house depictions of comic-contrived reality to compete against global belief systems. In short: Suburban Surrealism.

In short – Ron English cracks me up; from the crocodile dress shoes he wore to the opening (eyes included!) to his depiction of Charlie Brown on an acid trip, all in green and purple. Lucy’s all grown up, alright!? Head to the gallery to view the 18 new paintings of “Seasons in Supurbia” through December 10th, 2011, but in the meantime, here’s a preview of our favorite pieces.


Brown Acid Trip – Oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

Camo deer with shark – Oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″

Action Jackson and Bauhaus Barbie – Oil on Canvas, 36″ x 52″

Marilyn Mickies – Green – Resin Sculpture – 12″ x 20″

A Midweek Meditation on Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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