13 Feb 2014

“Neon Daze & Winter Waves” at New Downtown Gallery, CES Contemporary

“Neon Daze & Winter Waves” at New Downtown Gallery, CES Contemporary

CES Contemporary, originally based in Laguna Beach, has  just opened its doors in the Downtown Arts District. Guests of the LA Art Show who took the CARTWHEEL Mural Tour in January got a lucky sneak peek at the gallery before they opened.  “Neon Daze & Winter Waves,” is a special collection of boards on view […]

24 Nov 2013

Photos, Interview: Dennis McNett’s “Temple of Wolfbat” at Known Gallery

Photos, Interview: Dennis McNett’s “Temple of Wolfbat” at Known Gallery

The four-legged, six-legged and winged creatures depicted in Dennis McNett’s  painted wood sculptures seem so alive that looking into their carefully notched and painted eyes from different angles can give the effect of different expressions. Even though these pieces don’t move–the stares are as solid as the wood into which they are carved–at “Temple of […]

27 Aug 2013

Photos, Interviews: “Boxes of Death Four” at AR4T Gallery

Photos, Interviews: “Boxes of Death Four” at AR4T Gallery

The brilliant pairing of the two terms “Electric” and “Coffin” creates a high-watt kinetic introduction every time this Seattle team produces a project, an installation, an assemblage, or a show. In their annual Boxes of Death group exhibition, which features the work of fifty artists, they tap into a larger store of amplified energy. It’s […]

19 Aug 2013

Fred 62: Art in a 24-hour Diner

Fred 62: Art in a 24-hour Diner

People sip cherry cokes 24 hours a day under the sherbet-orange awnings at Fred 62, whether Vermont Avenue’s passing traffic is at 9am rush hour intensity or 3am’s streetlights and occasional revving motorcycle. Inside this neighborhood institution, which has been serving Los Feliz as Fred62 since 1997 (before that it was George’s Coffee Shop), the […]

9 Jul 2013

Dennis McNett’s Solo Show and the Importance of Making Art with Kids

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Dennis McNett’s Solo Show and the Importance of Making Art with Kids

Making and sharing art with the next generation of artists is important to Brooklyn printmaker/ woodcarver Dennis McNett, which is why, when he spent a week in Laguna Beach for his solo show this month–which opened July 6, 2013 at AR4T Gallery — he took a break from making art to hold a workshop at […]

3 Jul 2013

HPM-Project.com’s Launch: CARTWHEEL and Castanier Throw Urban Art Party

HPM-Project.com’s Launch: CARTWHEEL and Castanier Throw Urban Art Party

The HPM-Project.com launch party on at the Daily Dose in the downtown Los Angeles Arts District provided the opportunity for collectors to see a  new, limited edition collection of prints by  JonOne, Mist, RERO, Speedy Graphito,  Smash 137, Tilt, Risk, Chaz Bojorquez, and Alex Kizu, aka DEFER. Though HPM-Project.com (the new side-project of Fabien Castanier Gallery) is an […]

13 May 2013

CARTWHEEL’s Preview to artMRKT San Francisco, May 16-19, 2013

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CARTWHEEL’s Preview to artMRKT San Francisco, May 16-19, 2013

Held at the Fort Mason Center-Festival Pavilion overlooking the San Francisco Bay, artMRKT San Francisco showcases 70 galleries, eight installations, and art discussions May 16-19, 2013. Travelers will be excited to see San Francisco’s newly unveiled project, the world’s largest light sculpture on the Bay Bridge, The Bay Lights. The sight of 25,000 programmed LEDs […]

8 May 2013

CARTWHEEL’s Guide to ArtPadSF May 16-19, 2013

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CARTWHEEL’s Guide to ArtPadSF May 16-19, 2013

For three days and four nights beginning the evening of May 16, a selection of contemporary California galleries will all be poolside in San Francisco, and they’ll be doing more than just kicking back and relaxing! Quite the opposite: At ArtPadSF, the art fair at ultra-hip Phoenix Hotel, the whole complex is abuzz as collectors, […]

24 Apr 2013

Interview: An Artist with a View, Jeremiah Kille

Interview: An Artist with a View, Jeremiah Kille

It’s easy to envy the locale where artist Jeremiah Kille‘s studio is located: Northern California, at the doorstep of an oceanfront state park where the forest meets the sea. This budding artist-to-watch comes to L.A. this week for his show “Fragile Empire” at PROJECT Gallery opening April 25. In this recent interview, exclusively for CARTWHEELArt.com […]

15 Apr 2013

Meet Ramsey Chahine, Featured Artist in CARTWHEEL Show, Opening April 18 in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District

Meet Ramsey Chahine, Featured Artist in CARTWHEEL Show, Opening April 18 in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District

CARTWHEEL loves being in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, supporting the artists and businesses, so presenting a solo exhibition from  Ramsey Chahine  at #103 1820 Industrial Street was a natural match for us here at CARTWHEEL.  We’re good at pop-ups–CARTWHEEL was coming off their four day mini-art fair event in March; and  Cindy and […]

11 Apr 2013

Collector Interview: Coachella Content Coordinator Jon Halperin

Collector Interview: Coachella Content Coordinator Jon Halperin

The secret to a good art collection? Form strong relationships with galleries. Have a good framer you can depend on. Buy at charity shows when you can.  These pointers come from Jon Halperin, who has one of the most enviable pop art / street art collections of small-to-medium prints, original paintings and toys we’ve ever […]