2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the release of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. A true classic, the novel brought to life one of the most iconic creatures pop culture has ever known. To mark the occasion, on September 8th, Halloween is coming early to the Corey Helford Gallery with Frankenstein 2oo a massive group show curated by CHOGRIN that will feature over 100 artists from around the world.
“In 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published. Now 200 years later and after dozens of incarnations, we are still celebrating a novel that makes us ponder about life, science, love, and death,” explains curator Chogrin. “It is the quintessential story of creator and creation, which is why I think many artists and scientists are immediately attracted to it.”
“As an artist I can relate to both the creature and his creation,” Chogrin stated. “Specifically, Frankenstein’s monster, as artists tend to be misunderstood creatures as well. Frankenstein is a world-wide pop-culture icon, which is another reason why I was so excited in putting this show together at Corey Helford Gallery. One of things I love the most in putting together these massive group shows is to see how artists from around the world interpret a specific subject matter… and with Frankenstein it is no different. All in all, it is with great pleasure to pay tribute to the most (and my favorite) sympathetic and misunderstood monster of all time, thanks to the amazing heart and mind of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.”
Frankenstein 200 will open Saturday, September 8 with an opening reception from 7pm – 11pm. The reception is open to the public and the exhibit will be on view through October 13. The space is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 6pm. Corey Helford Gallery is located at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033.
Carly Janine Mazur
John A. Nissen III
Veks Van Hillik