August 8, 2019

Ryan Heshka’s FREEKS at @coreyhelford

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FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery is proud to announce their next major solo show from Canadian artist and illustrator (Mean Girls Club and Frog WifeRyan Heshka, entitled FREEKS, opening Saturday, August 10th in Gallery 2.

Celebrating weirdos, misfits, oddballs, and nonconformists everywhere, of every size and category, inside and out, the opening of FREEKS will not only feature new oil paintings and works of gouache on paper from Heshka but a wide range of work from his unexpected alternate universe.

Much of the wall space at CHG will be dedicated to the complete artwork from Heshka’s Mean Girls ClubPink Dawn graphic novel, marking the first time the artist has made hisoriginal comic book artwork available for purchase. The FREEKS show at CHG will be the only chance for fans to see the complete story art all in one location.

In addition, opening night of FREEKS will be the official release event of Heshka’s long-awaited Frog Wife comic book, with a limited number being made available to purchase at the gallery, along with a new Frog Wife silkscreen print and Frog Wife oil portrait, for the first time. The exhibitionwill also host the complete original comic book art from the Frog Wifecomic, as well as a number of other new paintings especially executed for FREEKS. Frog Wife (printed by Colour Code Printing) is a three-color risograph 16-page comic, signed and a numbered edition of 375. Plus, a limited number of the artist’s first monograph, Heshka‘s 2017 Fatales: The Art of Ryan Heshka (published by Cernunnos), will also be available to purchase on opening night.