Coming up this weekend (May 3rd), Mondopop will be presenting the Suggestivism in Rome at the Casa dell’Architettura / Acquario Romano. The exhibition is curated by Nathan Spoor and is the encore to an amazing show (covered) back in 2011 in Southern California featuring an all-star roster of artists. This time around, another set of great participants have been assembled including Esao Andrews, Mia Araujo, Julian Callos, Cam de Leon, Ron English, Yoko d’Holbachie, Charlie Immer, Kris Lewis, Jason Limon, Chris Mars, Dan May, Jeff [...]
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Just this Saturday night, fans of Greg Simkins (featured) in Los Angeles gathered at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery to take in a new body of work from the gifted painter - lining up all the way until closing. Collectively entitled Stop Haunting Me, the set of fresh paintings and drawings featured some of the imaginative and surreal imagery that the man otherwise known as Craola is famous for. Twenty years in the game working under his moniker has served Simkins well to hone his craft of which the new pieces for this [...]
The talented Greg Simkins (featured) will be presenting all new works at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery starting this Saturday night, April 6th, in his home city of Los Angeles. Entitled Stop Haunting Me, the new collection of paintings and drawings feature some of the imagery that he has been trying to get out of his head recently, a culmination of over 20 years since he took of up the artistic name Craola. Take a look at more preview and set images below and be sure to make plans to check things out [...]
Greg Simkins (featured) recently shared some paintings he has been working on that spell out his moniker – CRAOLA – on each piece. Every one features a different color from his palette as well as some of the imagery his fans are sure to be familiar with like the knight, clown fish, candle, parrot, and more… Perhaps these are a warmup or are headed for his show opening in Los Angeles in April at Merry Karnowsky, site of his solo show one year ago (covered). Discuss Greg Simkins [...]
With the return of the Rewind article, our first since Basel Week Miami, it only seems appropriate that the featured video is from Art Basel. The footage follows chairman and president of the Calder Foundation, Alexander S.C. Rower, as he explains two prime examples of the famed artist’s work – the white Snow Flurry mobile and an Untitled black piece (never seen before in public). Check the fascinating below as Rower explains the significance and back story of each piece… Other notable videos include: Ann [...]
As we strolled through the new CONTEXT Art Miami (highlights here), one of the booths that drew us in featured artists diplayed by the Merry Karnowsky Gallery. Included in this particular showing were works from artists we have mentioned here at AM before like Deedee Cheriel, Mark Whalen, Kent Williams, and Greg Simkins. Check out more photos below… Discuss Basel Week Miami here.
Tomorrow night (September 8th) in San Francisco, Varnish Fine Art will be hosting For Smoke & Mirrors, the debut exhibition by Ransom & Mitchell. The Bay Area-based duo formed by Jason Mitchell (photographer-director) and Stacy Ransom (set designer and photo-illustrator) will be putting new surreal photographs on display including a series on artist portraits that incorporate their imagery (Greg “Craola” Simkins – seen above, Scott Musgrove, Charmaine Olivia, Alex Pardee, and more). What may be mind-blowing to fans of the work is the fact that oftentimes what they [...]
On Saturday night, fans of Greg Simkins (Craola) (featured) were treated to a showing of his first major body of work since his exhibition last year in Canada (covered). Presenting a collection of paintings at Merry Karnowsky that were complex, imaginative, and beautifully rendered, the LA-based artist made sure Cloud Theory was well worth the wait. Rounding out the show were a series of drawings as well as a special collaboration with scuptor Kevin Pasko on one of Simkin’s signature characters – the White Knight. More [...]
Coming up in April, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery will be hosting a solo exhibition from Greg Simkins (featured). The last time we saw a large body of work from the LA-based artist, it was all the way up in Canada (covered). For now, here is a peek in-studio of what he’s working on for his home-city fans, but we’ll have more for you as the show draws closer. Discuss Greg Simkins here.
If you happen to be in Orange County for the US Open of Surfing which started yesterday, make sure you make it over to the Pac Sun booth as they will have some custom surfboards on display as well as live painting sessions all week. Angry Woebots sparked it off yesterday with a nice canvas and Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will cap it off next Saturday. Take a look at the full list of events here as well as some in progress photos of Simkins [...]