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VIEW PHOTOS | ‘Popstars & Cokeheads’ Opening @ Kai Lin Art

imageA packed Midtown art gallery provided the setting Friday for the catchy and playfully sinister work of Atlanta artist Greg Mike, who was on hand for the opening of his “Popstars & Cokeheads” exhibit.

Gay-owned Kai Lin Art on Peachtree Street in Midtown hosted the opening, drawing a full crowd for the exhibit that runs through March 6. Among the diverse crowd was Mike, gallery owner Yu-Kai Lin (second photo, right) and Dallas Austin (third photo), the songwriter and record producer.

imageMike (bottom photo, right) provided hand-painted pieces, sculptures, tee shirts, accessories, prints and collectibles designed and created over the past 10 months for the show. The centerpiece is an army of 100 soda cans transformed into a kaleidoscopic of characters. The exhibit is a testament to Greg’s mix of street art, graphic design, fashion design and commercial branding and marketing.

Mike’s work in designing high-end denim collections for Carpe Denim led to his launch of GM Creative, which is a one-stop creative design studio. That work, in turn, fostered collaborative efforts with Austin’s Rowdy Collection.

imageThis Kai Lin exhibit follows “Wonderland,” a group show featuring more than a dozen established and mid-career artists with ties to the Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta. That opened Dec. 4 with a full crowd.

The gallery also offered “Summer Lovin” last year, which included work from David Howland, Ron Crawford and Austin DeBoer.

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