"Horrorwood" WWA Gallery – ST exclusive images from the opening reception October 15th

ST was there for opening night of Horrorwood at the WWA Gallery in Culver City on October 15th 2010, St artists Apricot Mantle, The Chung and Jessica Ward were all featured in this show. Check out some exclusive photos below!
(Photo Credit/Fernando Caire)

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So many upcoming art events in LA, kind of makes your head spin!

Joe Sorren “Interruption” @ Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana Read More

Robert Williams Tribute Part 1

On October 2nd 2010, Bob Self the founder of Baby Tattoo Books and creator of Baby Tattooville (a weekend long art event held at the historical Mission Inn, Riverside, CA) hosted a tribute for the legendary artist Robert Williams. It was an honor to be asked to capture it on video. Here, artists Spain, Coop, Michael Hussar, Van Arno, Anthony Ausgang, Johnny Ryan, and William Stout all speak about their love/hate relationships with this awesome man. And then of course, Robert gives it right back to them… set aside about 45 minutes to watch the whole thing, its worth it!


Baby Tattooville 2010 – photos!

Sketch Theatre has recently returned from another fabulous Baby Tattooville. Bob Self and Co does not disappoint when it comes to throwing a grand art party! I have many many hours of footage to sort through of the Art Jam 2010, and will be posting that as soon as it’s out of the oven. Fortunately for me and you the fab folks over at Arrested Motion were there to capture some very memorable photo moments in the Michael Hussar Late Night Madness Suite… and even snapped quite a few shots of artists such as Ron English, Johnny Rodrigues and Van Arno under our Sketch Theatre cameras (videos coming soon!)

Have a look and enjoy the coverage. Some of this is NSFW, but then the good stuff rarely is 😉


click photo to view coverage from Arrested Motion

Limited edition new ST Shirts are here, Molly Crabapple and The Chung – FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders!!

New ST Shirts are HERE!!! These are limited edition, only 30 printed of each design one from Molly Crabapple and one from The Chung so get them before they are gone and support ST! Oh and FREE SHIPPING! go NOW! 🙂

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click here to visit the Sketch Theatre Store and Support ST!

Check out the latest from Miss Mindy and Buff Monster!

Check out the latest collaborative sketch video from Los Angeles artists’ Miss Mindy and Buff Monster. Both have upcoming solo exhibitions in town, put these on your to – do list!

Miss Mindy and Buff Monster 2010

Miss Mindy “Pie In The Sky”
WWA gallery presents The Artist Sisters: Miss Mindy and CJ Metzger’s Pie in the Sky exhibit. Open to the public, Pie in the Sky’s gallery reception is from 7- 10pm on Friday, September 10th and runs through October 9th.
Click here for more info about “Pie in the Sky”

Buff Monster
Los Angeles artist Buff Monster will go with his solo exhibit “Beyond The Pink” at the Corey Helford Gallery on Saturday, September 4th. The show will run through September 22nd. Click here for more info about “Beyond the Pink”

Welcome Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters to ST!

So cool to bring you a debut video from two phenomenal talents! Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters paired up on this first video installation, with music from the Peculiar Pretzelmen!

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Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters

Check out ST artist Marc Gabbana’s feature in Airbrush Action magazine!

Pretty sweet cover art and fab tips from ST artist Marc Gabbana!

You can purchase a digital copy here or look for it on news stands!

Apricot Mantle reviews Kevin Smith’s “Crazy 4 Cult 4” art show!

Awesome review from ST’s own Apricot Mantle on Kevin Smith’s “Crazy 4 Cult 4” art show!

Click the photo where you can see it all on Creep Machine 🙂

Apricot Mantle 2010


Brian Smith

Brian Smith is an artist currently living in Los Angeles, CA. His full bio and credits is coming soon. But for now keep up with his current projects and see more of his brilliant and surreal work at:

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3 big shows opening this weekend, Travis Louie, Crazy For Cult, Girls Drawing Girls!

This weekend in Los Angeles and NYC there are exciting shows happening featuring some of our favorite ST artists! Check this out!

Travis Louie “Curious Myths
July 10 to August 7, 2010
@ Joshua Liner Gallery
548 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Opening Reception Saturday July 10th from 6-9pm

Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Curious Myths, an exhibition of new paintings by New York artist Travis Louie.
This is Louie’s first solo show with the gallery.

Travis Louie 2010

or more info visit the gallery site or Travis’ site here

Girls Drawin Girls presents the Sugar & Spice Show
Friday, July 9, 2010
7:00pm – 11:00pm @ Gallery 839
1105 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA

Come join us for the PREMIERE of our third volume of collected pin-up art as we present artwork from Sugar & Spice, Volume III, plus additional dessert-themed original artwork from all our members!

We will also be featuring LIVE Burlesque dancing from the talented ladies of Victory Variety Hour (on the :45 of each hour), as well as costumed models from Gallery Girls for your figure drawing pleasure! Music by DJ Marlowe, plus lots of tasty refreshments!

Victory Variety Hour Burlesque:

Gallery Girls:

We will be asking for a $5 suggested donation at the door, which will be split between VVH and Gallery Girls for their wonderful performances!

4th Annual Crazy 4 Cult!
@ Gallery 1988

7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Show opens Friday Night, July 9th 2010.



Hope to see you out there!


Brandi Milne “My Heart Shall Not Fear” opens this weekend at Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City CA.

Brandi Milne
Saturday, June 26 7:00p to 11:00p

at Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(310) 287-2340


Brandi Milne – “My Heart Shall Not Fear”A Special Engagement
Featuring Natalie Shau in the Loft
Opening Reception Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 7?11pm
On View June 26 – July 7, 2010

This summer, Southern California artist Brandi Milne joins Corey Helford Gallery for a special engagement entitled “My Heart Shall Not Fear”. Milne’s second solo exhibition with the gallery reveals a more personal side to her paintings than before.

Lola interviews Brandi Milne in anticipation of her upcoming LA solo show “My Heart Shall Not Fear” @ Corey Helford Gallery

A few weeks back these two lovely gals stopped by the studio of Sketch Theatre! They let me peel back the curtain and shine the spotlight on them for an intimate conversation. ST artist Lola interviews Brandi Milne about the work she will soon unveil at her solo opening “My Heart Shall Not Fear” this Saturday June 26th at  Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City CA. The girls get into detail about, palette, inspiration, hidden messages, the unity between artists currently being represented by the Corey Helford Gallery, upcoming projects and more …Enjoy!

Watch the interview here:


NYC June 5th opening of Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins “Inside the Outside” Solo Exhibition @ Joshua Liner, not to be missed!

“Inside the Outside” Solo Exhibition


Opening Reception: June 5th from 6-9pm
Show runs June 5th – July 1st, 2010

Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Inside the Outside, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by the Southern California artist Greg Simkins. This is Simkins’ second solo show with the gallery.

A fantasist at heart, Simkins alternates between the unsettling and the sentimental—in his finely rendered work, the grotesque can turn sweet and vice versa. Fanged caterpillars become sad-eyed clowns, grow machine parts, or inflate into bulbous balloons that sprout other bizarre creatures and beings. Simkins’ vision weaves together influences as diverse as contemporary pop culture, twentieth- entury fantasy novels, old master paintings, carnival kitsch, and cyborgian amalgams of technology and nature. With Inside the Outside, inspired by his recent travels in Hawaii, Simkins approaches a new dimension of fantasy—a desire to break down boundaries found in the natural world.

In these 10 acrylic paintings and 20 ink and graphite on paper works, the artist harnesses his appetite for fantasy to challenge the rigid, seemingly arbitrary rules of nature. Whereas taxonomy categorizes the biological world into evolutionary branches, and physics dictates who swims, crawls, and flies, Simkins’ art allows the artist to transcend these limitations to propose a new dimension. He conceives this body of work as reaching “outside” a conventional understanding of the world into a pictorial space of imaginative inquiry—in other words, the native realm of the fantasist.

The almost fantastical beauty and variety of Hawaii’s natural environment is concentrated into works like A Branch in the Water, an acrylic-on-canvas painting where jellyfish possess the anatomy of roses and hibiscus and perch in coexistence with iridescent-feathered birds and hybrid insects of the imagination. Other works evoke the meandering, fluid quality of undersea environments where forms and textures interpenetrate with greater ease—here, Simkins is inspired by tropical fish and coral reefs, though never literally. In another painting, The Welcoming Party, for example, the artist introduces deer, geese, and even upholstered furniture into this environmental mash-up. There is something tantalizing and seductive in these extra-natural introductions between wildly diverse species, an “eco-fantasy” that clearly brings great pleasure to the artist even if existing only on canvas.

Born in 1975 in Torrance, California, Greg Simkins received a BA in Studio Art from California State University of Long Beach. Selected solo exhibitions of his work include: The Pearl Thief, Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight, Los Angeles (2009); It Wanders East, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York (2008). His work has been featured in the following selected group exhibitions: Sons of Baby Tattooville, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA (2009); Locked & Loaded, Joshua Liner Gallery (2008); KNOW Show, Mark Murphy Design (Art Basel Miami Beach, 2007); Bergamont Invasion II, Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica (2006).

Joshua Liner Gallery
548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 244-7415