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She pictured herself painting by the gallon in a loft in New York City
By Vivianne Lapointe • Dec 20th, 2008 • Category: CELEBS



In the two weeks that followed Art Baselista, I found myself spending countless hours intellectualizing the artists’s nature vs. the image, and debating the new meanings of pop in contemporary art and the laws of commerce. Close to a full year passed since my idyllic trip with Corno to Hong Kong, and the world has changed a lot.

This past Tuesday, Opera Gallery New York put together a successful opening to show a new selection of Corno’s work, all from 2008. In the midst of a recession, her stocks have been showing a stable, high growth in all markets.

David Chines co-hosted a joyful evening of shmoozing and boozing and a bunch of gorgeous people showed up to preview the artist’s newest Faces, plus two new female Nudes. The party, held in Corno’s immaculate loft-apartment on West Broadway, was sponsored by Glitterati Magazine and Inocente Ultra Premium Tequila and featured on Guest of a Guest.

For the full photo gallery of the event held at Opera Gallery on December 16, click here.

The audacious explorations in light and color and the life breathing out of the characters portrayed in Corno’s new paintings caught me silent once again. How can paintings be so different from one period to another, if the chick’s working in the studio with the same theme: the human body & what’s in its heart?

What makes the difference with her is an untouchable, rock-solid devotion to her vision. She always pictured herself painting by the gallon in a loft in New York City. Dubbed a new expressionist and superlative colorist, she was extremely successful, very early on in her career in Canada. Always ahead of her time, Corno set up her studio on Bond Street, twenty years before Ian Schrager bought the block.

Women who choose to be artists go through their share of joys and struggles, especially when they find inspiration in the busy streets of Manhattan. Corno is the person who taught me the dichotomy between emotions and creativity and for that, among many other things, I will one day buy a painting of hers.

See for yourself at Opera Gallery, 115 Spring Street. The show is ungoing and is a perfect thing to do if you are walking around Soho with friends and family - if only the snow would melt - lol!

For an amazing online gallery of Corno’s work, check out her Montreal representation, AKA Gallery and don’t fail to subscribe to the mailing list.

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She Pictured Herself
theluxuryspot.com, CELEBS
December 20, 2008


 
HONG-KONG’S A-LIST COMES TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE CORNO’S ONE-WOMAN SHOW AT OPERA GALLERY


Friday, January 18, 2008
Opera Gallery Hong-Kong celebrated the opening of Corno’s latest one-woman show on January 10, 2008.
Collectors, socialites, curators, gallery owners, long-time admirers, hip scenesters and even a few friends sipped champagne while perusing the colourful collection Corno had created for the occasion.
It was notable that many of the sixteen works created by the artist were diptychs and triptychs – as large as eighteen feet in length – which leaves one wondering where they can find the place to hang them in Hong-Kong.


Notable attendees included Marie-Claire’s Editor Polo Donald Cobain ; The Landmark Mandarin’s Anthony Costa ; EMI’s Joleigh Lo ; Arch Angel Galleries’ Koos Groot and his daughter Brittany ; and Lan Kwai Fong’s Director of Entertainment Marisa Zeman.


The show sold out in a heartbeat and Corno, who took time out from the studio to come all the way across the world to attend the event, had a chance to meet and greet many of the guests. High on her success, she spent a week visiting the sights, decompressing and getting ready for the next push.

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DEUXIÈME EXPOSITION SOLO DE CORNO À HONG-KONG – UN SUCCÈS PHÉNOMÉNAL

News Flash
VOGUE LOVES CORNO !

Yes indeed ! Kelley Hoffman who contributes to Vigue’s exciting new online shopping and entertainment destination – SHOPVOGUE.TV – fell in love with Corno’s bold expressionist style that is hotter than ever, and decided to feature it on the main page of the SHARE section of the website.


SHOPVOGUE.TV offers the cutting edge of fashion, beauty, and culture with weekly news and trends. The Home page directs traffic to SHOP, WATCH & Share.
SHARE invites visitors to share pictures of their favorite fashion, beauty and entertainment discoveries from around the world. A click on SHARE leads visitors to Beauty, Living Art & Culture, and Fashion sections.
Corno’s art provides the click into the Art & Culture section and is the Main page image of this section. Not surprisingly, it quickly became the Favorite of the overall SHARE section !

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A MUST READ

Corno – Retour au pays natal by Gina Desjardins
Québec Magazine, Jan-Fév 2007


GRAND OPENING

AKA Gallery opened its doors to the great acclaim of Montrealers and Quebecers from afar.

Media coverage was nothing less than exuberant. In all, Corno gave about 20 interviews on television – French and English networks CBC, CTV, and TVA, on radio, in newspapers and for magazines. It was dizzying non-stop media feeding frenzy for a few days.

The Opening reception on November 28, 2006 was wall-to-wall packed with excited collectors and fans with many celebrities among them, including long-time Corno collectors Danielle Ouimet and Dr. Réjean Thomas, writers Dany Laferrière and Audrey Benoit, the artist’s brother well-know analyst Guy Corneau, Daniel Lamarre COO of Cirque du Soleil, comedians Martin Matte and Gilles St-Amand, media queen Francine Grimaldi, hair dresser king Alvaro, and Yann Errera of Jajou Productions to name a few.

Visitors have been overjoyed with Corno’s exuberant recent creations of faces and torsos which are her signature trademark.