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Corey Helford Gallery presents ‘Happiness is Easy’ by Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak (4/18)

“Kids” by Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak

ON VIEW. April 18 – May 23, 2020. COREY HELFORD GALLERY. 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm – 6pm. (310) 287-2340

Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery is proud to announce a solo show with Polish contemporary artist Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak, entitled Happiness is Easy, premiering April 18th.

“Kids” by Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak
“Kids” by Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak

Pro?czuk-Kuziak’s oil paintings are a combination of still life, nature and fantasy. She creates rainbow-colored visions of animals that are made of materials, as if woven out of thread and decorative fabrics. Building on contrast, they are full of life, energy, and fantasy, always idealized in their complicated nature and continuous transformation. In her works, Ewa uses intensely saturated colors, which illustrate the vibrancy of the world her characters inhabit.

Happiness is Easy is a continuation of Pro?czuk-Kuziak’s True Colors show and is composed of 17 new oil paintings depicting short stories and reality snapshots which all have one thing in common – happiness. Pro?czuk-Kuziak shares, “With time, I saw that True Colors was all about hope: hope for luck, and inner peace. The show attempted to communicate, that even for misfortune, life goes on, that a night is followed by a day, and the sun comes out after every storm. The newest series of my works, now, describe happiness and finding it in perverse ways. Happiness is a very subjective concept and on the individual level, is often extremely difficult to reach despite being the most important and crucial need for all mankind. People can try to reach it for all their lives and find it in the most unexpected or strange places, situations, people, or moments.”

“Dance with me” by Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak
“Dance with me” by Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak
Pro?czuk-Kuziak further muses, “Would happiness be finding peace or balance in places or in a person which we thought of as a threat? Would we experience happiness if we simply let go, slow down, and step down without a feeling of regret? Maybe, happiness is allowing oneself to experience extreme emotions and not being embarrassed by them. Happiness, in my opinion, is dancing, laughing, silence, and freedom. It often happens when you pull yourself together after loss, tragedy, and difficult moments, giving yourself time to withdraw from your social life and observe in silence. Happiness is allowing yourself to experience fear, and courage, stepping outside the comfort zone. It is carelessness, ease, self-control, and harmony. For years, poets, artists, philosophers, and scientists dealt with these concepts: tried to describe it and find its source. Still, there is no single definition and that’s the beauty of it. I simply gather stories, process them into surreal paintings, and let them live on.”
Happiness is Easy premieres Saturday, April 18th, alongside a group show from CHG, entitled Fantastical Beasts, and a solo show from Yoko d’Holbachie, entitled Flowers. Corey Helford Gallery is located at 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033 and normal hours are Tuesday – Saturday, from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Please note: In order to keep our family of artists, collectors and staff safe, and in compliance with the COVID-19 statewide mandate, the physical gallery will remain closed until further notice. Previews for our three shows premiering April 18th are available by request by emailing [email protected] We are grateful for your patience and support while we stick together and power through this.

About Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak:

Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak is a Polish contemporary artist who lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. She studied Polish Philology at the Warsaw University, Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp, Belgium) and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts (Warsaw, Poland) where she obtained an MFA in Painting. Ewa’s oil paintings are a combination of still life, nature and fantasy. She creates rainbow-colored visions of animals that are made of materials, as if woven out of thread and decorative fabrics. Building on contrast, they are full of life, energy, and fantasy, always idealized in their complicated nature and continuous transformation. In her works, Ewa uses intensely saturated colors, which illustrate the vibrancy of the world her characters inhabit.

About Corey Helford Gallery:

Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) was first established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer and creator, Bruce Helford (The Conners, Anger Management, The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez) and has since evolved into one of the premier galleries of New Contemporary art. Its goals as an institution are the support and growth of young and emerging, to well-known and internationally established artists. CHG represents a diverse collection of international artists, primarily influenced by today’s pop culture and collectively encompassing style genres such as New Figurative Art, Pop Surrealism, Neo Pop, Graffiti and Street Art. CHG is located in Downtown Los Angeles in a robust 12,000 square foot building presenting new exhibitions approximately every six weeks. For more info and an upcoming exhibition schedule, visit CoreyHelfordGallery.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Written by Verónica López

Editor Television section in English and Spanish. Born in Valencia in 1987. Degree on Journalism.

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