With a successful NYC show over the summer (covered), Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will keep the ball rolling by returning to his home turf in LA for a solo at Gallery 1988. On November 5th, Story Teller will highlight a new body of street inspired, pop surrealist work with the gallery responsible for bringing Craola out of the obscurity of graffiti circles and into the warm embraces of the contemporary art world. The fairy tale narrative within Greg’s work, however unlike the stories remembered from childhood, is integral to the success of his whimsical art. With a new cast of hybrid animal characters and new adventures to be had, the show will allow Simkins to continue telling his story as only he can.

The opening will also serve as a release and signing party for Greg’s new book, Drawn From the Well (previewed), available in the IMSCARED webstore for those not attending. Check out two time-lapse process videos from Juxtapoz for some new paintings after the jump.

Opening reception Friday, November 5th from 6 – 9 PM, with Greg in attendance.

Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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