Greg “Croaola” Simkins invites viewers back into his strange, surreal worlds in a new collection of paintings. His new show, “No Strings,” occupies KP Projects Gallery in Los Angeles. Simkins was featured in and created the cover for Hi-Fructose Vol. 41, and he was last featured on HiFructose.com here. The show kicks off May 20 and lasts through June 17.
Jeff Soto’s imaginary world of magic, monsters and daydreams seem to exist in a different time and place, yet they allude to our real world. For his upcoming exhibition at KP Projects/MKG, he explores this world after dark with a new series of paintings, “Nightgardens.” With nighttime as his main concept, his images go to a place where darkness symbolizes the unknown. We caught up with the artist while he was completing his new series, which includes 16 watercolor paintings, 10 acrylic paintings on wood, and a nearby mural of night owls, sponsored by District La Brea. Take a look at our photos from Jeff Soto’s studio after the jump, courtesy Jordan Ahern.