"Beyond the Streets" - On view through July 6th

I'm extremely honored to be part of this amazing show in Los Angeles which is on view until July 6th.  BEYOND THE STREETS is the premier exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond, celebrating the soaring heights to which the world’s most recognizable modern art movement has risen. BEYOND THE STREETS is a groundbreaking multimedia showcase of paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and more throughout 40,000+ sq ft of industrial indoor and outdoor space. Visit beyondthestreets.com for more info.

"THE ESCAPE ARTIST" on view until June 16th, 2018

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"THE ESCAPE ARTIST"

Solo Exhibition of new works by
GREG "CRAOLA" SIMKINS

ON VIEW UNTIL JUNE 16TH, 2018

KP Projects Gallery
170 S. La Brea Avenue (in the ART 170 building)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-4308
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have been taking refuge in my memories lately. Memories of the first time I saw a whale in the wild, seeing a meteor shower, and of all the daydreams that kept my wandering mind entertained as a child. Memories like these have become part of my subconscious and reinvigorate me each time I sit down to sketch out an idea for a painting.  These memories are a lifeline inviting me to climb down a portal into another world, where I get to escape daily by just picking up a brush. I truly do experience this escape each time I paint. It has become a therapy that reminds me that imaginations are real, and sharing my creativity visually is a healthy way of expressing that gift. I feel the most comfortable when I get lost in a piece, always leaving room for spontaneous ideas to pop into place as the story unfolds. I am "The Escape Artist" in this instance, and my new collection of works take you on a journey through the rabbit holes I venture down as I draw and paint. What better escape could there be, than to hop on the back of a bird and fly off into other worlds?

-Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins

NEW PRINTS: Special Price for a Limited Time!

~NEW PRINT RELEASES~

**Special pre-publication pricing through opening night. Pre-orders HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**

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"THE ESCAPE ARTIST" 

Giclée on CANVAS
29" x 36" 
Regular Edition of 5
Pre-Publication: $1025 flat, unframed    //    $1200 framed
Regular Pricing:  $1150 flat, unframed  //   $1325 framed
 AP Edition of 3
Pre-Publication: $1075 flat, unframed     //    $1275 framed
Regular Pricing:  $1200 flat, unframed  //    $1400 framed
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Giclée on PAPER
Image size: 24 x 30", Paper Size: 27 x 33” 
Regular Edition of 75
Pre-Publication: $ 190 unframed   //  $375 framed
Regular Price:  $ 215 unframed  //  $400 framed
AP Edition of 10
Pre-Publication: $ 225 unframed     //   $410 framed
Regular Pricing:  $ 250 unframed  //   $435 framed

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"GO GET THE GHOSTS" 

Giclée on PAPER
Image size: 15” x 20”, Paper size: 18 x 23”

Regular Edition of 50
Pre-Publication: $150 unframed    //   $350 framed
Regular Pricing:  $165 unframed  //   $365 framed

AP Edition of 10
Pre-Publication: $175 unframed    // $360 framed
Regular Pricing:  $190 unframed  // $375 framed

Reminder: "Beyond the Familiar" - Opens Friday, May 11th

OUTRÉ GALLERY
 
21st ANNIVERSARY SHOW

249-251 Elizabeth St,
Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA

www.outregallery.com

Exhibit runs through Monday, June 4th, 2018

Click here to sign up to the show preview and RSVP to the opening night.
 

BACK OUTSIDE
24" x 18"
Acrylic on Canvas Wrapped Panel, Framed
Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins
INQUIRE

My painting, "Back Outside" is a snapshot from my ongoing series of works from "The Outside" and pictures our hero, Ralf/The White Knight upon re-entering the world which took his friend, Jacob some time ago. He has made a couple new friends this time to help him on his journey. A blue jay named Breeze, a mischievous rabbit named Bags (who always wears a bag over his head), and a Tiger-like creature named Doc. Together, they look into the book which brought Ralf back to "The Outside". Who is the ominous creature with glowing eyes looking on in the background? Why is he back?

- Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins

Reminder: "Beyond the Streets" - Opens Sunday, May 6th

I'm extremely honored to be part of this amazing show opening this weekend in Los Angeles.  BEYOND THE STREETS is the premier exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond, celebrating the soaring heights to which the world’s most recognizable modern art movement has risen. BEYOND THE STREETS is a groundbreaking multimedia showcase of paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and more throughout 40,000+ sq ft of industrial indoor and outdoor space. Visit beyondthestreets.com for more info.

LAST DAY! GET 10% OFF these two prints of the month!!!

"Every Season is Rabbit Season"

12" x 7" image size / 13" x 8" paper size
Giclee on Elegance 320g Cotton Rag
Edition of 280 (+28 Artist Proofs)
Hand Signed & Numbered
Includes Certificate of Authenticity

For framing, contact us for pricing and please provide your shipping address.

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This rabbit isn't afraid of ghosts. He calls the ghosts. Every season is rabbit season....

 

 

 

 

"The Efrafan"

14 x 11 in. (image size) / 17 x 14 in. (paper size) 
Giclee on Fine Art Paper
OPEN EDITION

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"Waiting for his escape from Efrafa to journey to Watership Down."

GET 10% OFF these two prints of the month!!!

Because April is a great month to feature rabbits!

"Every Season is Rabbit Season"

12" x 7" image size / 13" x 8" paper size
Giclee on Elegance 320g Cotton Rag
Edition of 280 (+28 Artist Proofs)
Hand Signed & Numbered
Includes Certificate of Authenticity

For framing, contact us for pricing and please provide your shipping address.

BUY NOW
 

This rabbit isn't afraid of ghosts. He calls the ghosts. Every season is rabbit season....

 

 

 

 

"The Efrafan"

14 x 11 in. (image size) / 17 x 14 in. (paper size) 
Giclee on Fine Art Paper
OPEN EDITION

BUY NOW

"Waiting for his escape from Efrafa to journey to Watership Down."

"Beyond the Familiar" - May 11th through June 4th

OUTRÉ GALLERY
 
21st ANNIVERSARY SHOW

249-251 Elizabeth St,
Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA

www.outregallery.com

 

Click here to sign up to the show preview and RSVP to the opening night.
 

BACK OUTSIDE
24" x 18"
Acrylic on Canvas Wrapped Panel, Framed
Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins
INQUIRE

My painting, "Back Outside" is a snapshot from my ongoing series of works from "The Outside" and pictures our hero, Ralf/The White Knight upon re-entering the world which took his friend, Jacob some time ago. He has made a couple new friends this time to help him on his journey. A blue jay named Breeze, a mischievous rabbit named Bags (who always wears a bag over his head), and a Tiger-like creature named Doc. Together, they look into the book which brought Ralf back to "The Outside". Who is the ominous creature with glowing eyes looking on in the background? Why is he back?

- Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins

SAVE THE DATE! "The Escape Artist" Solo Exhibit opens May 19th

"THE ESCAPE ARTIST"

SOLO EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS BY GREG "CRAOLA" SIMKINS

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EXHIBITION DATES: MAY 19 - JUNE 16, 2018

Opening Reception: 
Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 7-10pm at

KP Projects Gallery
170 S. La Brea Avenue (in the ART 170 building)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-4308

RSVP essential to rsvp@kpprojects.net
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 12-6pm

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have been taking refuge in my memories lately. Memories of the first time I saw a whale in the wild, seeing a meteor shower, and of all the daydreams that kept my wandering mind entertained as a child. Memories like these have become part of my subconscious and reinvigorate me each time I sit down to sketch out an idea for a painting.  These memories are a lifeline inviting me to climb down a portal into another world, where I get to escape daily by just picking up a brush. I truly do experience this escape each time I paint. It has become a therapy that reminds me that imaginations are real, and sharing my creativity visually is a healthy way of expressing that gift. I feel the most comfortable when I get lost in a piece, always leaving room for spontaneous ideas to pop into place as the story unfolds. I am "The Escape Artist" in this instance, and my new collection of works take you on a journey through the rabbit holes I venture down as I draw and paint. What better escape could there be, than to hop on the back of a bird and fly off into other worlds?

-Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins

Who is "Scared Scott"?

Scared Scott is the unwitting creator of the "The Scared Scouts". His role was accidental and simply occurred by writing his adventures and fears about a place called "The Outside" in a journal he titled "Scared Scott's Guide to The Outside". Years after his disappearance, Ralf and his friends discover the tattered old book which they could barely make out the title. To their eyes, it looked as if to say "Scared Scouts..." and thus became the birth of "The White Knight" and he and his friends’ journeys back and forth into "The Outside".

--Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins

Scared Scott (framed)
14 x 14 in.
Acrylic on canvas
$4,800
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"I'M SCARED: THE MOVIE!" at the Virginia MOCA

MARCH 17 - AUGUST 19, 2018

We are excited to announce that I'm Scared: The Movie! will be playing during the Lightbulb Momentsanimation exhibition at the Virginia, MOCA. "In our society, everything moves forward with innovation: culture, communication, technology, and travel. But we cannot innovate without creativity and imagination. Making new connections and ideas moves us forward both in our communities and as a species. In the past few years, there have been growing concerns regarding the American Educational system and its ability to foster creativity in children. Read more about the exhibition.