by Casper Johansson in New Art on Wednesday 15 April 2009

For his latest exhibition, La Noche de la Fusión at California’s Corey Helford Gallery, Gary Baseman introduces his Carnivale Girls, inspired by Brazil’s Carnivale, along with the ChouChou Buddha, which breaks down the arbitrary walls imposed by societal convention that often prevents a true sense of self. Baseman’s work encourages us to destroy those negative forces in a ceremonial ritual, celebrating the madness of our lives. The exhibition runs between May 2 and 23.