CARTWHEEL: Highlights of 2012

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Just six months ago CARTWHEEL launched our website, and in that time we’ve visited studios and galleries, interviewed artists and collectors, and explored art fairs, with nearly 300 posts and thousands of photos that document our excitement over the art scenes in Southern California and beyond.  One of the most thrilling things for us has been that many of the artists who are our favorites, and the artists who are in our shop, are gaining more and more recognition.

Thank you for helping making CARTWHEEL such a success by reading us, sharing our posts, attending the events we recommend on our calendar, joining our mailing list, and supporting the artists we love. 2013 promises much more from CARTWHEEL, and we look forward to your continued participation and enjoyment!

So we move into 2013, here are some of the highlights, the popular, the controversial, the bold, and the enthusiastic, from each of our sections:

“Ping Pong Show” New Works by Shark Toof at C.A.V.E. Gallery
“Ice Loves Rococo” – Van Arno at CHG Circa
Borderlines: “Narcolandia” at Coagula Curatorial
“The Noise in the Basement” at WWA Gallery
What are Words for? Rero at Fabien Castanier Gallery
“The Macabre Show” Opens at La Luz de Jesus
“Catharsis” by SANER opens at New Image Art
Baron Samedi’s Rituals of Sex and Death Rule the Fowler Museum’s In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st Century Haitian Art
“Once Upon a Time…” Opens at Coagula, Rock Star Gets All Butt Hurt
Punk Rock Saves: We Got P0WER! At Track 16

Accessing The Entourage: An Inside Look at ART PLATFORM 2012
Art Platform Raises the Art Bar at Barker Hangar
The Best of 2012 Miami Beach Art Fairs
Our Favorite Moments at SCOPE Miami Beach

Ike Turner Killed JFK: A Conversation with Hudson Marquez
Gary Baseman’s Nightmares of Halloweens Past: Exclusive Look
Cartwheel Preview: “Matter of Time” New Works by Gregory Siff
Wet Plates with Photographer Ian Ruhter
Interview: SHAG – A Supersonic Swinger Revisited!
Andrew Schoultz: Ready to Take Over Los Angeles
The CARTWHEEL Interview with Isabel Samaras
“Abandon All Hope”: Destroy all Design and Septerhed Join Forces at Lab Art

Stay Up! Book Signing at The Last Bookstore
Cryptik Signs New Book at AS Issued in Costa Mesa

The Lowdown from Joe Copro: Interview with Greg Escalante
Collector and Gallerist Thomas Negovan: On Collecting and Century Guild in Los Angeles

CARTWHEEL Launches Online Shop
Matjames Metson, CARTWHEEL Featured Artist, to Show at Fowler Museum
CARTWHEEL Preview: Red Bull Curates sends Lydia Emily and Gregory Siff to Miami

The Karma Underground Charity Art Show Raises Over 10K!
It Was A Red Hot Night of Art, Film and Music!
Cartwheel’s First Event: Exchange Project Series 1

The Current Stars of London Street Art
Os Gemeos at The ICA Boston
Myron Conan Dyal and Christopher Ulrich: Alchemy, Love, and “The Reckoning”

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