Malachite Nymphalidae by Caia Koopman

New Artwork for the Pyschedelia Show at the Corey Helford Gallery


The 1960’s was a transformative era. Backstopped by innocence, driven by the ethos of peace and love… all well lubricated with LSD, the time spawned many legendary artists. The 1960s psychedelic art movement was spearheaded by San Francisco poster artists such as Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Bonnie MacLean, Stanley Mouse & Alton Kelley, and Wes Wilson. Arguably the most famous artist of the Psychedelic art period, Peter Max use of color and multimedia set the tone for art and graphic design of the era.

It is with this inspiration which the new group show, “Pyschedelia”, a was conceived. The show opens at COREY HELFORD GALLERY on February 23rd, 2019! 

Caia’s piece for the show, Malachite Nymphalidae, exudes an earthy connection to a transcendent reality beyond the strictures of accepted “progress” and “straight” society.

As Caia describes her most recent heroine to us:

“This psychedelic femme is channeling her inner flower child who, in this case, is also mother earth’s much needed guardian angel.”

Much needed indeed!

If you’re in find yourself in Los Angeles at the end of February, take a look at this moving piece and works from many other talented artists.