Recently at Corey Helford Gallery, Colin Christian and RISK debuted their two-person show (previewed here on the blog). Both drawing from pop culture, the two artists created works that mixed childhood nostalgia for toys and cartoons with sophisticated sculpture and mixed-media techniques.
Christian’s sculptures of Barbie-like women dressed like intergalactic soldiers from the future towered over the viewers with an uncanny lifelikeness. Meanwhile, RISK’s busy mixed-media paintings hearkened back to his graffiti days. The artist created metal panels made of license plates that gave his work a texture that recalls outdoor surfaces. Take a look at some opening night photos by Sam Graham.
RISK and Colin Christian
Chet Zar and Brandi Milne
Colin and Sas Christian