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CHG Circa presents Billy Norrby

Our friends at CHG have “The Stone Like” by Billy Norrby opening in the Circa space this weekend .  Billy Norrby is a New York based artist that spent several years working in the video game industry before becoming a full-time painter.  The gaming experience informs his work by way of expansive dystopian landscapes and beautiful fantasy worlds.

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Billy Norrby Storm Lores

Recognized for his complex style and profound imagery, Norrby has created one of his most notable bodies of work, “The Stone Like” which will be unveiled in his first solo exhibition with the gallery. The inhabitants of “The Stone Like” find themselves in a state between gradual petrification and hopeful rejuvenation. As the memories fade, only the blackened metal remains to scar the landscape; a view littered by silent statues, battered and fea- tureless. They represent the last remnants of a half-forgotten, man-made age. Now deeply fused with rock and stone, it is no longer possible to discern whether the subjects were once alive or always part of the earth. Norrby expresses that youth, in body and thought, is the opponent of the long defeat and must never cease giving birth to itself in order to move and grow.

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The opening reception for “The Stone Like” takes place Saturday, October 26th from 7-10pm at CHG Circa. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition will be on view through November 16th, 2013.

Billy Norrby

Billy Norrby is a New York based painter. After spending several years working for the video game industry, he moved to New York to pursue a fine art painting career. His figurative oil paintings are classically rendered, with present day angst amidst the contrasting beauty of his subjects. Norrby graduated from The School of Visual Arts in New York in 2010. Billy Norrby’s artwork has been exhibited in galleries across the US and abroad. His art has been featured in several annuals such as, Spectrum, 3×3 and the Society of Illustrators. For more information about the artist, visit

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CHG Circa

Established in 2012 by Los Angeles gallerists Jan Corey Helford and Bruce Helford, CHG Circa is their exciting new art venue on Washington Blvd. After launching the highly-successful Corey Helford Gallery in 2006 in the Culver City Arts District, the Helfords opened CHG Circa as a platform to highlight figurative and pop surreal artists worldwide, including Lola, Van Arno, Sylvia Ji, Amy Sol and many more. Corey Helford Gallery is inter- nationally-renowned for its standout exhibitions, from “Letters From America” during the 2012 London Olym- pics to “Art From The New World,” Corey Helford’s transatlantic collaboration with the Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery showcasing work by a formidable group of 49 of the finest emerging and noted American artists in the New Contemporary art scene. CHG Circa will present exhibitions and special projects of equal quality and caliber. “We believe the artists we show and support are creating timeless art,” the Helfords add, and to celebrate this, CHG Circa will have an elegant 1930s’ ambiance, stamped tin ceilings and 10 foot archways. CHG Circa presents new exhibitions every 4-5 weeks. For more information and an upcoming exhibition schedule, please visit

CHG Circa
8530-A Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Open Tuesday – Saturday, Noon to 6:00pm

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