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Upcoming: Greg “Craola” Simkins @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On May 17th, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angelels will be presenting a new body of work from Greg Simkins (featured). Also known as Craola to his fans, the locally-based artist will be returning to the showspace (see 2012 & 2013) with a fresh batch of paintings featuring his surreal cast of animal characters. Those in the area might want to check out a piece from Simkins at the Gallery 1988 10 year anniversary show opening on April 11 in the meantime. Photo credit: Brent Broza. Discuss Greg Simkins here.
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Kickstarter: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “I’m Scared” Movie

For those of you who have always wanted to see Greg “Craola” Simkins’ (interviewed) characters come to life – here is your chance. It looks the painter has gathered a great team together to make a stop-motion animation – I’m Scared – centered around his surreal characters and world. There are many great prizes for those who help fund the Kickstarter including original artwork and even a mural in your home if you so desire. Head over here to hear and learn more… Discuss Greg “Craola” […]
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Openings: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Stop Haunting Me” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

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 […]
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Preview / Set Up: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Stop Haunting Me” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

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 […]
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Teaser: Greg Simkins – “Stop Haunting Me” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On April 6th, the Merry Karnowsky in Los Angeles (also see 2012) will be hosting a new solo show from the locally based Greg Simkins (featured). Known as Craola to his legion of fans, the surrealist painter will be unleashing fresh new works collectively entitled Stop Haunting Me, a celebration of the 20th anniversary of his moniker. Take a look at the video below as he talks about his origins and the ideas behind his new show. Discuss this show here. Discuss Greg Simkins here.
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Update: Greg “Craola” Simkins

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 […]
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Basel Week Miami ’12 / Streets: Dabs Myla x Greg “Craola” Simkins x Witnes

While AM has been running around at all the various fairs, we have also been monitoring the street activity, which continues to be strong during this year’s Basel Week Miami. One of the murals that caught our eye was the collaboration between Dabs Myla, Greg “Craola” Simkins, and Witnes in the Wynwood Walls area sponsored by LRG. Check this worthy addition to the Miami landscape below – too bad there are cars in the way… Discuss Basel Week Miami here.

Baby Tattooville ’11: “Baby Tattooville On Parade” @ Riverside Art Museum

Time flies…  This year’s Baby Tattooville (see our 2009 and 2010 coverage) is creeping up on us and will go down the weekend of October 7-9. Scheduled as a reunion of sorts, much of the alumni will be returning so those attending will be surrounded by an even larger contingent of artists. As of now, Amy Sol, Anthony Ausgang, Gris Grimly, Elizabeth McGrath, Johnny Ryden, KRK Ryden, Brandi Milne, Miss Mindy, Luke Chueh, Travis Louie, Van Arno, Tara McPherson, Buff Monster, KMNDZ, James Gurney, Bob Dob, and […]

Greg Simkins & Deph Custom Surfboards – US Open of Surfing Pac Sun Booth

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 […]
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Teaser: Greg Simkins – “Escape With Me” @ Yves Laroche

After successfully testing out his curatorial touch with the INLE show (covered) based on the main source of inspiration for his art – the novel Watership Down, Greg Simkins (featured) is starting to focus in on a new collection of paintings. This newest piece, entitled The Nature of Nurture, continues his recent exploration of aquatic life and makes us look forward to seeing what else he has in store for his Canadian fans when he opens up his joint show Escape With Me in June […]
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