Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on May 21, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Juxtapoz 20 - Alex Gross

Juxtapoz 20 – Alex Gross

New York!  Head over to Jonathan Levine Gallery to celebrate 20 years of Juxtapoz Magazine with their exhibit Art Truancy.

Juxtapoz 20 - Mark Ryden

Juxtapoz 20 – Mark Ryden

The exhibit features so many of my favorite artists who’ve been featured on this site before and a few that are new to me.

Juxtapoz 20 - Brett Amory

Juxtapoz 20 – Brett Amory

The full lists of artists featured are:  Alex Gross, Alex Pardee, Andrew Schoultz, Brett Amory, Camille Rose Garcia, Chloe Early, Clayton Brothers,  Conor Harrington, Craola, Dennis McNett, Don Ed Hardy, Doze Green, Dr. Lakra, Faile, Frank Kozik, Gary Baseman, Grotesk, Horkey, How & Nosm, James Jean,
James Marshall (Dalek), Jeff Soto, Jeremy Fish, Jeremy Geddes, Josh Agle (Shag), Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Maya Hayuk, Miss Van, Neckface, Olek, Parra, Pushead, Revok, Richard Colman, Robert Williams, Ron English, Sage Vaughn, Saner, Scott Musgrove, Seonna Hong, Shepard Fairey,
Swoon, Tara McPherson, Thomas Campbell, Tim Biskup, Todd James and Todd Schorr.  Whew!  What a lineup!

Juxtapoz 20 - Craola Simkins

Juxtapoz 20 – Craola Simkins

You can also see more photos on The Worley Gig.  (Link will open in a new window).

Juxtapoz 20 - Grotesk

Juxtapoz 20 – Grotesk

Art Truancy” is up through June 14, 2014 at two Levine spaces:  557C West 23rd Street and 529 West 20th Street in Manhattan.  Don’t miss it!

Juxtapoz 20 - Jeremy Fish

Juxtapoz 20 – Jeremy Fish

G Meets Artist Greg Craola Simkins

Posted by The G on June 6, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Greg Simkins.

Greg "Craola" Simkins and G.

Artist Greg “Craola” Simkins has a new must see exhibit called “Inside the Outside” at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York.  Prior to visiting the opening night reception, I was already familiar with Greg’s amazing art work, but I had never seen any of it in person. Naturally, it was love at first sight and when I met the artist, I am pleased to report he was extremely nice.  He started doing graffiti under the name “Craola” at age 18 and his creativity and talent led him to working on video games such as “Spiderman 2.”  He moved on to painting with acrylics and as you will see below (or at the above links), his body of work is incredible!  Until I read his bio, I didn’t realize he was born in Torrance, California, not too far from where I grew up, and I am sad that we didn’t get to talk about adventures at Del Amo Mall or Chick-Fil-A. You win some, you lose some. Greg Simkins sites one of my favorites, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster as one of his favorite books and he weaves the surreal and psychedelic into his amazing paintings.  A lot of his works have the detail and fantasy of Mark Ryden, yet his work allows you to slip away into worlds that could only come from the brilliant mind that is Greg Simkins.  “Inside The Outside” is now showing at the Joshua Liner Gallery (located at 548 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor in New York) until July 1, 2010.  Don’t miss it!

See a few more of Greg Simkins’ wonderful works after the jump.

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