Brandi Milne’s pop-surrealist, acrylic paintings are both sweet and strange, each a peek into the artist’s modern-day and childhood influences. A new body of work “Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom,” is collected in a show at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, which kicked off on Saturday. This is her fourth solo exhibition.
“This new body of work is an examination of the world around me, as well as the world within me,” Milne says, in a statement. “Specifically, the discovery that as life and all its uncertainty, pain, and disappointments unfold around me, I have within myself the capability to keep safe my soft heart and cherish and nurture the beauty at its core. These new works are me trusting my own voice and allowing my true self to be seen. My strengths and my weaknesses. After three years of hard work, I feel extremely proud and empowered to present ‘Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom’ with the Corey Helford Gallery.”
“Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom” runs through Sept. 16 at the gallery. Check out more photos below and in-process videos, detailing how Milne crafted certain works in the show.