Category Archives: Life & Culture

October 18

Martin Wittfooth Exhibit ‘Domestic Katabasis’ @ Corey Helford Gallery (Oct. 20 – Nov. 24)

On Saturday, October 20, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery will proudly present the new solo exhibition from Martin Wittfooth, entitled Domestic Katabasis, in the Main Gallery. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 7pm – 11pm, and the show will be on view until November 24. One of the most provocative artists of the New Contemporary movement, Wittfooth’s new series will feature the […]

October 10

Nuit Blanche 2018 Media Preview (Fri. Sep 28) & Nuit Blanche 2018 (Sep. 29-30)

by A.J. Lam On Friday, September 28, media were invited to Scarborough Town Centre to preview the 2018 Nuit Blanche Toronto, its 13th edition, with its first ever expansion beyond central Toronto to include art installations in Scarborough. Media were greeted by Glenn de Baeremaeker, Councillor for Ward 38/Deputy Mayor East,  and Nuit Blanche Toronto […]

October 06

TIMERAISER-Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018@The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Photography By A.J.Lam “Do Good” was the theme on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery to celebrate Art and Social Good at Timeraiser Toronto 2018. The mission was to invest in Canadian Contemporary Artists and raise Professional Labour Volunteer Hours for Nonprofit Organizations across the country, and in the process, […]

October 04

Award-Winning Artist Zahed Sultan Creates Cross-Cultural Reggae Exchange

Award-Winning Artist Zahed Sultan Creates Cross-Cultural Reggae Exchange Recorded at Tuff Gong Studio, “Monkey Riddim” is the First Single Out on this Jamaica / Kuwait Multi-Media Album. “Talented artist” — Keep Walking Music “Loved the insane vibe and vocal mood!” — Canal Off & Surf “I loved the vibe on this” — Streetfrass “The video […]

October 04

Escape Manor@383 King St. West-Wed.,Oct.3rd,2018

By A.J.Lam We were invited to the new Escape Manor location on King Street West. – Toronto’s newest escape room venue that offers a chance to go against a series of puzzles Escape Manor, officially opening Friday as the Toronto flagship of the Ottawa-born company , will feature four escape rooms, axe throwing, board games and a […]

October 03

Craft Recordings announces a reissue of Nick 13, the self-titled debut solo album from the frontman of SoCal-based rock trio Tiger Army.

“Nick 13 has the timbre of Chris Isaak, the tone of a young Lyle Lovett with some Elvis and Ricky Nelson mixed in.” Los Angeles, CA – Craft Recordings announces a reissue of Nick 13, the self-titled debut solo album from the frontman of SoCal-based rock trio Tiger Army. Originally released on Sugar Hill Records in […]

October 03

Irish photorealistic figurative painter Nigel Cox¸ whose new solo show Solitude & The Road to Extinction debuts in Los Angeles this month at Corey Helford Gallery (on view Oct. 20th – Nov. 24th) Solitude & The Road to Extinction will feature 16 paintings

Cox observes his figures on the busy streets of London, transports them into his calm, minimal spaces, transforming them from anonymous figures in a crowd to the focal point in a vast and mostly empty landscape. He sees solitude as a comforting shield against the frenetic world around him. His solitude is a calm place, […]

October 02

Friday Night Live – Fashionology @ ROM (Fri., Sept., 28th, 2018)

By A.J.Lam Friday Night Live- are the Friday night parties presented by the ROM to showcase different themes of its glorious galleries and exciting exhibitions, allowing party-goers to enjoy the music of top DJs, bands and live artists, and to explore its delightful displays with the opportunity to purchase fabulous food and drinks. Fashionology showcased Iris van […]

September 27

Chie Yoshii Exhibit “Dreams” @ Corey Helford Gallery: Sat. Oct 20 – Nov. 24, 2018

On Saturday, October 20, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery will proudly present the debut solo exhibition from mythological surrealist painter Chie Yoshii, entitled 夢 (DREAMS), in Gallery 3. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 7pm – 11pm, and the show will be on view until November 24. This Los Angeles-based, Japanese-born artist creates beautiful oil paintings that explore timeless psychological themes […]

September 25

HENDRICK’S GIN L.E.V.I.T.A.T.R.E. RETURNS TO ENCHANT FROM SUNSET TO SUNRISE AT THE 13TH ANNUAL NUIT BLANCHE TORONTO

By Mala Chatargun & Photography By Rick O’Brien Hendrick’s Gin returns to Nuit Blanche Toronto with a multi-sensory, all-night experience. It includes the first public participation for the penchants of peculiar at the annual celebration. Curators of the curious, standby! The skyward spectacle of spectacles returns to Toronto from sunset to sunrise at Nuit Blanche Toronto. On […]

September 25

Honoring Megan Follows @The Yorkville Four Seasons – Mon., Sept. 24th, 2018

The Stratford Festival honoured one of Canada’s leading stage and screen actors – Megan Follows. The Yorkville Four Seasons Hotel was filled with 2 floors of fans, families and friends of Megan. The ceremony  featured tributes by writer Margaret Atwood, Antoni Cimolino, veteran festival actor Sara Farb, singer/songwriter Dayna Manning, Barry Avrich, Wendy Pitblado and the host […]

September 18

Luke Chueh’s “Anthropomorphucked” Gallery Premiere @ the Corey Helford gallery (Sat. Sep 8, 2018)

On Saturday, September 8, artist Luke Chueh will return to Corey Helford Gallery after a three-year hiatus to premiere ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED. In over 20 new acrylic paintings, Chueh will render anthropomorphic characters both new and familiar to explore what it means to be “anthropomorphucked.” The opening reception for ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED will be held September 8 from 7pm – 11pm, and the show will be on view until October 13. “This […]

September 16

Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation’s 13th Annual Gala – ‘Jamrock’@The Donalda Club-Friday September 14, 2018

Photography By A.J.Lam On Friday September 14th, The Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation’s 13th Annual Gala, ‘Jamrock’ was held at the prestigious Donalda Club. Guest were treated to Jamaican cuisine, culture, music and vibes when everyone came together with like-minded philanthropic individuals to support HHJF providing the gift of life-changing education to under resourced children in […]

September 16

Soey Milk premiere @ the Corey Helford Gallery (Sat. Sep. 8, 2018)

Photography By Birdman Photos On Saturday, September 8, artist Soey Milk will premiere her second solo show with Corey Helford Gallery: Inflorescence. In over 20 new paintings and drawings, Milk captures the most significant moments and eras from the timeline of her life, embodying them as vibrant portraits of some of her friends. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Royston Langdon, formerly of Spacehog, will perform under […]

September 14

Vancouver’s HARD RUBBER ORCHESTRA release new album Kenny Wheeler: Suite for Hard Rubber Orchestra feat. Norma Winston.

Vancouver’s HARD RUBBER ORCHESTRA release new album Kenny Wheeler: Suite for Hard Rubber Orchestra feat. Norma Winston, Kenny Wheeler: Suite for Hard Rubber Orchestra represents the final large work by the famed Canadian jazz composer and features Wheeler’s long-time friend and vocal collaborator, Norma Winstone, performing with Vancouver’s acclaimed jazz ensemble The Hard Rubber Orchestra;. […]