Corey Helford Gallery will play hosts to a special two-day exhibition of new works by Los Angeles photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho entitled "Heroes & Villains". Representing a three-year long project, "Heroes and Villains" features intimate portraits of the most notable emerging and established figures in the Pop Surrealist, Graffiti and
Alt-Comic Book worlds: Gary Baseman, Friends With You, Chris Anthony, Bigfoot, Herbert Baglione, Jaime Hernandez to name a few. On exhibit will be approximately fifty prints from an extensive collection of portraits that were co-curated by gallery director Richard Scarry. Each print will be available in a limited edition of 18, with editions #1- 6 available for purchase exclusively through Corey Helford Gallery. The collaboration began in 2005 when Wills and Cho took notice of a generation of artists that were influencing, creating and defining the visual vocabulary of our times. A unique photographic series that is the only collection of its kind, "Heroes & Villains" captures the essence of these masters of their medium and portrays them in the spotlight. This first installment of Wills and Cho’s work will make its debut at Corey Helford Gallery and travel to San Francisco and other cities across the nation thereafter, with a book project in development as well as a new chapter of portraits to come.
Open to the public, the reception for "Heroes & Villains" will take place on Tuesday, April 22 from 7 to 10pm, and the two-day show will be on view until Wednesday, April 23, 2008. Read on for more about the photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho…
Born and raised in Maryland, Tatiana Wills relocated to Los Angeles where she resides today. Trained as an illustrator at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Wills is a self-taught photographer who learned her skills through shooting bands, working on movie sets, photo editing, and producing in-house photography at entertainment agency, Seiniger Advertising. She has created major campaigns for motion picture, television and architectural clients, and for the past few years, she has focused on her personal work, earning several nods from Communication Arts, Photo District News and The International Photography Awards. Her editorial work has appeared in Time, Juxtapoz, and on numerous websites across the internet. For more information about the artist, please visit tatianawills.com.
Roman Cho grew up in Virginia and attended CalArts in Valencia, California where he earned a degree in Music. A personal interest in photography inspired him to learn the art through books, studying past masters, and working alongside other photographers. Cho specializes in portraiture to document the active figures in our culture and society as well as those living outside the spotlight. He photographs subjects to bring attention and awareness to them, not only for our generation but for the next. His extensive list of clients includes Universal Studios, New Line Cinema, Los Angeles Magazine, Angeleno and more. For additional information about the artist, please visit romancho.com.