31 Mar 2013

Red Bull Canvas Cooler Brings Out the Talent

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Red Bull Canvas Cooler Brings Out the Talent

  I looked forward to Red Bull’s Red Bull Curates: Canvas Cooler for months before it began. Seeing posts by artists and fans made me even more excited not so much for the competitive aspect, but just for the sheer talent joined under one roof. The show took place at Factory West and the locale […]

21 Mar 2013

Daniel Lahoda Shares his Andean Textiles Collection

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Daniel Lahoda Shares his Andean Textiles Collection

As founder of some of the biggest street art initiatives in LA, Daniel Lahoda understands the unique territory that comes with public art. The semi-hidden LALA Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles serves as a space for exhibiting some of Los Angeles’ best street artists but Lahoda is most known for his outdoor efforts. Through his […]

15 Mar 2013

Let it Fly: Project Takes Public Art onto Private Property

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Let it Fly: Project Takes Public Art onto Private Property

  As a city, Los Angeles gets art. You can stroll through Downtown and Chinatown, or along La Brea Blvd, and gallery districts await you. Travel to the neighboring cities of Culver City, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood, and the galleries there offer tons of contemporary finds. But what about somewhere like, say, a residential […]

5 Mar 2013

The Dreamscapes of DevNGosha

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The Dreamscapes of DevNGosha

  On a chilly Saturday night, the walls of Soze Gallery felt less like spaces for mere art and more like projections of strange dreams and fragmented nightmares. The same white walls stood there but getting lost in a piece by artistic duo DevNGosha meant virtually leaving the gallery and entering a completely different world. […]

18 Feb 2013

“Under Construction” Transforms Abandoned Downtown Building into Artistic Playground

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“Under Construction” Transforms Abandoned Downtown Building into Artistic Playground

Some time last month, I posted a photo of myself on Instagram holding three spray paint cans with the caption #help. I’ve held onto the cans for quite some time now and used them probably once so I wanted to see if anyone could possibly save me–and my cans–from this sad state. Street artist Eyeone […]

30 Jan 2013

Mural Discussion at LA Art Show Sheds Light on Public Art

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Mural Discussion at LA Art Show Sheds Light on Public Art

  The LA Art Show 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center was the first art fair I ever attended, so I felt a bit overwhelmed by all the art assailing my eyes from seemingly every corner! I found a few great gems and even spotted some familiar names–like graffiti artist TILT whom I recently […]

29 Jan 2013

Back Alley Brings Out Street Art’s Best

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Back Alley Brings Out Street Art’s Best

  Nothing quite measures up to the vibrant energy of Downtown Los Angeles. Every time I visit, something captures my attention–a man playing an instrument on the corner, a flashing sign advertising a new locale, and most importantly the many street art pieces created on concrete walls. So when a gallery show focuses on the […]

21 Jan 2013

TILT Creates Visual Feast at Fabien Castanier

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TILT Creates Visual Feast at Fabien Castanier

  One of the most glorious phrases in the English language–all you can eat–took on an artistic spin this past Saturday night as artist Fabien Castanier Gallery opened graffiti artist TILT‘s show bearing those beautiful words. Featuring hot dogs, tacos, ice cream and more made of bubble graffiti letters, “All You Can Eat” proved a […]

18 Jan 2013

TILT Talks Street Art, American Food and “All You Can Eat”

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TILT Talks Street Art, American Food and “All You Can Eat”

    On an otherwise uneventful weekday, I walked into Fabien Castanier Gallery in Studio City and encountered a giant burger made of bubble graffiti letters. As I walked around the gallery taking in all the other giant foods – including a colorful, star-studded hot dog–the sound of skateboard wheels caught my attention. In came TILT, […]

16 Jan 2013

Andrew Schoultz: “Fall Out” Opens at Mark Moore Gallery

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Andrew Schoultz: “Fall Out”  Opens at Mark Moore Gallery

In the streets of Milwaukee, a young Andrew Schoultz got arrested for skateboarding. Thanks to a babysitter, he fostered an interest in comic books. And in San Francisco he met a number of artists and began creating murals that would help him develop the artistic talent he displays today. Fast forward through the years and […]

15 Jan 2013

CARTWHEEL Book Review ~ Billboard Bandits: Outlaw Artists in the Sky

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CARTWHEEL Book Review ~ Billboard Bandits: Outlaw Artists in the Sky

  Walking down a street in Los Angeles you might encounter a wheatpaste poster on a wall, a stenciled face on the sidewalk, a sticker on a lamppost. And when you look up you can also find giant, spray-painted letters or characters on the most visible canvases of the street–billboards. Last month, I visited the […]