November 04

The first major solo show for Hera at Corey Helford Gallery (one half of the internationally acclaimed artist duo HERAKUT from Germany) entitled Hera We Go Again

Hera We Go Again

*UPDATE-Unfortunately, CHG will no longer be having an opening reception. The gallery will be operating during regular hours (Noon to 6pm) this Saturday. The shows for Hera and Bennett Slater will remain on view through December 11th, and no appointment is needed.

*CHG will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entry into the gallery, plus guest temperatures will be checked and masks will be required.

L-R:” An Ode to You”, “Seen It All and Still Have Hope”, “Poetry Written in Fairy Language”and “Love Her but Leave Her Wild”

About Hera of HERAKUT:

Jasmin Siddiqui was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1981. Starting at the age of eight, she has a classic art education and later studied Visual Communication and Graphic Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden. Hera combines her skills as a graffiti artist, illustrator, poet, and storyteller to create fluid figures with simultaneously elegant and chaotic line and brushstrokes. Her work is often a statement on the human condition and experiences of childhood.

Jasmin became internationally known after joining forces with Falk Lehmann in 2004, merging their names and styles to collaborate as HERAKUT ─ HERA (Jasmin) and AKUT (Falk). Widely considered the leading German street artist duo, having exhibited in galleries and art fairs worldwide (including in France, Gaza, Germany, and Jordan, among many others), creating over 100 public murals, publishing two successful books (2009’s The Perfect Merge and 2011’s After the Laughter), and having their work in major collections around the world. Plus, HERAKUT’s live festival showings include Glastonbury (U.K.) and Coachella (U.S.), and their work made an appearance at the Dalai Lama’s Happy 80th Birthday celebration (U.S.).

Hera We Go Again opens Saturday, November 6th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Main Gallery, alongside a solo show from Bennett Slater, entitled Giving up the Ghost, in Gallery 2.

“You Live and Learn” (acrylic paint, spray paint, charcoal on canvas, 35.4″ x 23.6″)

ON VIEW

November 6 – December 11, 2021

COREY HELFORD GALLERY

571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033

Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Visiting Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

(310) 287-2340

Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) is proud to announce the return of Hera of HERAKUT, one half of the internationally acclaimed artist duo from Germany. Opening on Saturday, November 6th in the Main GalleryHera We Go Again marks the first major solo show for Hera at CHG, after three successful solos and participating in many group exhibitions at the gallery as part of a duo.

Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui) combines her skills as a graffiti artist, illustrator, poet, and storyteller to create fluid figures with simultaneously elegant and chaotic line and brushstrokes. Her work is often a statement on the human condition and experiences of childhood.

Regarding her new series, the artist shares, “My affiliation is always with those who create beauty in the darkest of places. Because the gutter feels closer to my creative home than the artist studio. I come from graffiti culture. I used to be the vulture, the raccoon, the street rat, that rummaged through leftover paint buckets left on the curbs of home renovations, treasuring other people’s trash.”

Hera We Go Again opens Saturday, November 6th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Main Gallery, alongside a solo show from Bennett Slater, entitled Giving up the Ghost, in Gallery 2.

About Hera of HERAKUT:

Jasmin Siddiqui was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1981. Starting at the age of eight, she has a classic art education and later studied Visual Communication and Graphic Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden. Hera combines her skills as a graffiti artist, illustrator, poet, and storyteller to create fluid figures with simultaneously elegant and chaotic line and brushstrokes. Her work is often a statement on the human condition and experiences of childhood.

Jasmin became internationally known after joining forces with Falk Lehmann in 2004, merging their names and styles to collaborate as HERAKUT ─ HERA (Jasmin) and AKUT (Falk). Widely considered the leading German street artist duo, having exhibited in galleries and art fairs worldwide (including in France, Gaza, Germany, and Jordan, among many others), creating over 100 public murals, publishing two successful books (2009’s The Perfect Merge and 2011’s After the Laughter), and having their work in major collections around the world. Plus, HERAKUT’s live festival showings include Glastonbury (U.K.) and Coachella (U.S.), and their work made an appearance at the Dalai Lama’s Happy 80th Birthday celebration (U.S.).

Corey Helford Gallery has hosted three solo shows with HERAKUT, including 2016’s MASTERS OF WRONG, 2018’s Herakut’s RENTAL ASYLUM, and 2019’s Of Worriers and WarriorsHera We Go Again marks Hera’s first major solo show at CHG.

About Corey Helford Gallery:

Established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer/creator Bruce Helford (The ConnersAnger ManagementThe Drew Carey Show, and George Lopez), Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) has since evolved into one of the premier galleries of New Contemporary art. Its goal as an institution is supporting the growth of artists, from the young and emerging, to the well-known and internationally established. CHG represents a diverse collection of international artists, primarily influenced by today’s pop culture and collectively encompassing style genres such as New Figurative Art, Pop Surrealism, Neo Pop, Graffiti, and Street Art. Located in downtown Los Angeles at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033, in a robust 12,000 square foot building, CHG presents new exhibitions approximately every six weeks. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, with visiting hours being Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For more info and an upcoming exhibition schedule, visit CoreyHelfordGallery.com and follow on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube. For available prints from CHG, visit CHGPrints.com.

We would like to thank Jacob Mask-Chummy Press, for the press release and artist profile.