Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 27, 2007
This Saturday, December 1st, Gallery 1988 in San Francisco will open their annual Vivisect Playset show, in its fourth incarnation, curated by Luke Chueh and the gallery. Alumni and noobs alike will show off new work, including such infamous names as Erik Alos, Anthony Ausgang, Alex Pardee, Luke Chueh, Mari Inukai, Angry Woebots, Amy Sol, Peter Gronquist, Roland Tomayo, Joe Ledbetter, Isaac Pierro, Dave Pressler, Amanda Visell, Rachel Wong, Paul Barnes, Matt Dangler, Mark Elliott, Brendon Flynn, Walt Hall, Phil Holmes, Kamala Dolphin Kingsley, Peek-A-Boo, and Robert Fayze Pellicer. 1988 will also release a limited edition (only 75 of 'em) print of the painting "Winter's Knight" from Greg "Craola" Simkins' recent solo exhibition I'm Scared. Simkins and Luke Chueh will be hanging out at the Vivisect show, signing things and doodling for fans at an event they've dubbed "Chu-kins." The Vivisect Playset IV opening reception will be December 1st (that's Saturday, remember?) from 7-10 pm. We'd go as far as gnawing ourselves out of a bear trap to make it, but if you absolutely cannot, the show will be up through December 23rd.
In other Craola news, he let us know that we should keep our eyes peeled for the upcoming release of his vinyl toy version of the Upper Playground walrus mascot, which sports a very stylish sweater vest. And for those of you lucky enough to attend Art Basel Miami, Craola will be in attendance from December 3rd - 6th. Catch him while you can. Get more news about his comings and goings at craola1.blogspot.com.