Over the weekend, fans of Jeff Soto (interviewed) enjoyed his first showing in Los Angeles in almost a decade. Entitled Nightgardens, the exhibition of KP Projects / MKG featured a series of new acrylic on panel and watercolor paintings incorporating some of the Riverside-based artist’s familiar characters in the midst of some adventure as well as some more abstract still-life like compositions. Featuring a lush color palette, oftentimes referencing the title of the show with its after dark scenes, the fresh collection of works also included crowd pleasers like the irregular shaped pieces that looked like the artist’s “Sotofish” character as well as large showstopper that centered on the owl creature seen frequently in his recent imagery. Stop by for a look yourself through July 25th.

Discuss Jeff Soto here.