Thursday, January 22, 2009

SEEING THINGS


"Seeing Things" is the continued thought from the "It Wanders" series capturing the odd collections of Greg "Craola" Simkins' imagination and displaying them in surreal still life situations.

Opening Reception: February 5th, 2009

Showing: Feb. 5th-26th, 2009

FIFTY24SF Gallery

252 Fillmore Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

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2 comments:

Phirehead7 said...

I could start off by saying that I have been a big fan of yours for some time now, but you gotta get sick of hearing that, right? :)
SO I'm a little new to the "blogging" but, I started a blog last week called Juxtsaposing here on blogspot. Yeah, yeah I know its a play on the magazine and the phrase "Just Saposing" but I think its works nice.
I'm a clay sculptor fresh outta Grad school YEARNIng for that artspeak with other artists and I would like to know what you think about my blog if you ever get a chance.
I know you're a busy guy, but I find your work having a heavy influence on what I'm attemting to do with clay. I find, besides your site, I tend to look at Scott Radke and Takashi Murakami alot. Eight years out of art school later I'm still trying to find my true "self". You have such a handle on what makes your work "you" that I was wondering how you feel about how/when/why your work evolved.
We have some of the same childhood it seems: watching movies like Labryinth, The Dark Crystal, The Secret of NIMH, etc. I even used to dream about growing up and becoming one of those monster-movie makers...I still do. But I'm still trying to figure out how all of this informs my work. Maybe that why I started a blog. Sometimes it helps to talk this all out. Hope you get a chance to respond. And....of course...I love your new work.

Brian Oakes said...

ditto