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Story Teller: The Art of Greg Craola Simkins

November 6, 2010 by Stephanie - No Comments

The Art of Greg “Craola” Simkins

Little Dreaming Knight (detail)

It wasn’t a surprise to walk into a packed house at Gallery 1988 this past Friday night as Greg “Craola” Simkins debuted his latest body of work, Story Teller.  In this collection, Greg continues his exploration of a surreal narrative in which dreams and children’s books collide.  His genius vision of a world with hybrid creatures and storybook royalty delicately woven into a wonderous tapestry allows us to become immerse into the work, identify with and be in awe of it all at the same time. 

In addition to the new works, Greg released his, Drawn from the Well, book.  Greg was signing all evening as people were lined up around the block waiting patiently.  Beautifully done, the special edition hard cover book contains 300 pages of drawing archives.

If you weren’t able to attend the opening, enjoy the pics below, but be sure to check out the works in person. Story Teller runs until November 26th.

Finding Home

 

Finding Home (detail)

 

The Decoy

 

In the Court of Bad Habits

 

Little Dreaming Knight

 

With Envy