Preview: Jeff Soto “Nightgardens" @ KP Projects / MKG, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
This should be a good one. Jeff Soto, a 2x cover aritst, Jux x Converse collaborator and all around awesome artist, is set to open a new solo show, Nightgardens, and Merry Karnowsky's KP Projects / MKG this Saturday, June 27th. Amazingly, and we had to double check this, it is Soto's first solo show in Los Angeles since 2009... which he was on the cover of Juxtapoz that month! We have some preview images plus some shots of Jeff's studio taken by Jordan Ahern.

Greg 'Craola' Simkins "Where Am I" @ KP Projects, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 20, 2015
In his latest solo exhibition, Where Am I, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins creates mythical landscapes inspired by childhood curiosity and awe. The title is a nod to Simkin’s Graffiti roots as a part of WAI and can also read as a dual reaction to entering fantastical lands bewildering and unknown. Simkin’s paints a world he calls ‘The Outside,’ an uninhibited setting where reveries hit the canvas at full speed. Anthropomorphized animals and fanciful critters explore and rebel on a grand scale in an alternate reality where fish fly and birds can swim.

Glenn Barr, devNgosha, and WIlliam Wray @ KP Project/MKG, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 13, 2015
This Saturday, March 14th, 2015 KP Projects/ MKG in Los Angeles will be presenting their spring’s exhibition featuring new works from Glenn Barr, devNgosha and William Wray. 

Nicola Verlato "Conquest of the West" @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 06, 2015
Our good friend Nicola Verlato, Italian-born but now based in Los Angeles, is opening a show of what he told us is "smaller paintings" at Merry Karnowsky Gallery on Saturday, February 7. What he says in a modest way we say they're epic. "Conquest of the West" features Verlato's signature style; classical drama, modern fairytales, ancient strives. And it looks like he has a sculpture in this new show... 

Opening: Audrey Kawasaki, Tara McPherson, and Deedee Cheriel @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 04, 2014
As you saw on the site last week, we were excited to check out the opening of the power trio of Audrey Kawasaki, Tara McPherson, and Deedee Cheriel at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. We kicked off with a studio visit with Deedee Cheriel, and now we have some opening shots from this past weekend. Thank you to Sam Graham for hitting up the opening!

Audrey Kawasaki, Deedee Cheriel and Tara McPherson @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
This Saturday, August 2nd, Merry Karnowsky Gallery will be presenting a group exhibition featuring new work from Audrey Kawasaki, Deedee Cheriel and Tara McPherson. Audrey Kawasaki began her artistic career in her native Los Angeles, after attending Pratt Institute in NY. Moments in the artist’s personal life inform both subject matter and context for her paintings, with strong line work and delicate oils blending seamlessly onto naturally grained wood panels.

Juxtapoz Presents: Greg "Craola Simkins" - Good Knight

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 30, 2014
“Good Knight” is the latest series from Craola, revisting the fears and curiosities of childhood, dragging them from dreamland into reality. Video, photos and more after the jump..

Greg 'Craola" Simkins "Good Knight" @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 12, 2014
MKG is proud to present Good Knight, a solo exhibition by former Juxtapoz cover artist (and participating artist in "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 years of Juxtapoz Magazine" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery starting May 15) Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins. In this latest series of paintings Simkins revisits the fears and curiosities of childhood, dragging them from dreamland into reality. 

In L.A.: Mark Whalen @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
This past weekend we stopped by Merry Karnowsky Gallery for the opening of Mark Whalen’s latest exhibition “Stranded.” From his beginnings in Sydney Australia, Mark Whalen has evolved into an artist whose meticulously crafted paintings and sculptures examine the human experience by exploring invention, communication, emotion, sexuality, interaction and ritual – all with an undercurrent of quiet absurdity. Photos and more after the jump.

Mark Whalen "Stranded" @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present Mark Whalen’s latest exhibition: “Stranded.“ From his beginnings in Sydney Australia, Whalen has evolved into an artist whose meticulously crafted paintings and sculptures examine the human experience by exploring invention, communication, emotion, sexuality, interaction and ritual – all with an undercurrent of quiet absurdity.
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