19 May 2017

Save the Date & Interview: Closing Party for Edward Colver “Idle Worship II” at Lethal Amounts – Saturday May 20th

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Save the Date & Interview: Closing Party for Edward Colver “Idle Worship II” at Lethal Amounts – Saturday May 20th

Edward Colver is best known for his iconic images of California punk and hardcore spanning the years of 1978-1984 though he has also captured many other subjects, from Tom Waits to Timothy Leary to Ice Cube, and others. His current show at Lethal Amounts, Idle Worship II – The Photography of Edward Colver, LA Underground […]

6 Apr 2017

Save the Date: ICONIC: Black Panther Art Show – interview with co-curator Rosalind McGary

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Save the Date: ICONIC: Black Panther Art Show – interview with co-curator Rosalind McGary

ICONIC: Black Panther opens at Gregorio Escalante Gallery on April 8. The exhibit remains up through May 14. Expect some of the Panthers to be in attendance at the opening reception.

24 Jan 2017

Preview: Jalal Poehlman Picture Yourself in a Boat on a River Jan 28- Feb 28 at The Alley, Downtown Los Angeles.

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Preview: Jalal Poehlman Picture Yourself in a Boat on a River Jan 28- Feb 28 at The Alley, Downtown Los Angeles.

Join us at The Alley in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, on Saturday January 28th from 6-9pm,  for Jalal Poehlman’s solo show “Picture Yourself in a Boat on a River” opening reception. For Poehlman’s show, he is transforming The Alley, a relic of old Downtown Los Angeles’ which features a uniquely shaped brick and timber exhibition space, […]

9 Nov 2013

Designer Con 2013 Setup and Preview Photos

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Designer Con 2013 Setup and Preview Photos

I dropped by Friday afternoon and snapped some photos of a few vendor setups, some of the marvelous plush and plastics along with The Sucklord and pals getting ready for what promises to be the best Suckathon yet including the “Gorilla Nut Grab” of which I’m not going to explain to you here

9 Jul 2013

Cacophony at The Vista: “Into The Zone” LA Premiere

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Cacophony at The Vista: “Into The Zone” LA Premiere

On June 20th, as part of an Evening of Cacophony featuring a multi-media three-ring over-the-edge book release and signing event for the Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society book at La Luz de Jesus Gallery (where interested locals can find a copy), filmmaker Jon Alloway’s Into the Zone, the Story of The Cacophony Society film made its debut Los Angeles screening at midnight in front of n enthusiastic and colorful crowd at the Los Feliz / Silverlake area Vista Theater.

5 Jul 2013

Mutatis Mutandis: Interview and Studio Visit with Click Mort

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Mutatis Mutandis: Interview and Studio Visit with Click Mort

Click Mort’s upcoming show Mutatis Mutandis opens Friday, July 5th, 8-11 pm and runs through July 28 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery.

14 Jan 2013

Artist Interview: Scott O’Keefe on Mandalas, Joshua Tree and MRSA

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Artist Interview: Scott O’Keefe on Mandalas, Joshua Tree and MRSA

Mandala artist Scott O’Keefe discusses art, spiritualism, Lightning in a Bottle, Joshua Tree and being stricken with MRSA

14 Nov 2012

Interview: SHAG – A Supersonic Swinger Revisited!

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Interview: SHAG – A Supersonic Swinger Revisited!

CARTWHEEL takes look at the early days of SHAG along with an interview about his “Supersonic Swingers Revisited” tour, The SHAG Store, serigraphs, lunch boxes and more!

8 Oct 2012

L’art Pour L’art Fall Showcase of Folk Monster

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L’art Pour L’art Fall Showcase of Folk Monster

On October 13th L’art Pour L’art teams with Monster Energy Drink for the fall showcase of Folk Monster Over 30 handmade intricate and dynamic Folk Monster houses have been meticulously designed and will be presented by 30 individual artists. This show includes fine art, comical illustrations, sculpture, photography and live music. Free Monster Drinks, wine, beer, and snacks will be provided to all guests.

28 Sep 2012

The Karma Underground Charity Art Show Raises Over 10K!

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The Karma Underground Charity Art Show Raises Over 10K!

On September 21st 2012 the TKU held its first charity art auction, at ArtShare in Downtown Los Angeles. The event brought in over $10,000 for Karmablast, a non-profit group dedicated to building schools and monastaries for the Tibetan people. whose current project is a school for nomadic girls.

Upon entering the large, multi-room ArtShare venue, we were taken aback by the 10 foot by 8 foot Buddah alter by Paul Chatam and Loren Crawford. Across from the alter, Hit and Run did live screen-printing (the T-shirts sold out) and further up the stairs before the entrance was a friendly, well-stocked bar across from the event merchandise table.
The event install flow was perfect – including the area which displayed prints and photography. Over 1000 people passed through the doors throughout the warm and friendly event.
TKU’s first event featured live painting by Samir Arghandwall of 7th Letter and DJ sets by J. ROCC, TICK (Latch Brothers/Routines/Dragons), and Kiino Villand and Special Guests.
Event artists included Allison Torneros, Andrea Lahue, Angela Clayton, B+ (Mochilla), BD Miller, Birdman, Brenda Proudfoot, Casey Gray, Chuck P, Coop, Cyrcle, Daniel Jung, Dawn Wirth, Deedee Cheriel, Devin Liston, D Young V, E , Eddie Colla , Edition 100, Eric Pederson, Erwin Recinos, Esther Pearl Watson, Filthgrime, Gilbert Johnquest, Greg “Craola” Simkins,, Heather Hoxsey, Henry Rollins, Hugh Leeman, Jack Speciez, James Moreno, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Jennifer Lafferty, John Carr, John Park, Kevin Rolly, Kiino Villand, Koffinz, Lantz Huston, Laura Shumate, Leba, Lydia Emily, Malleus, Margaret Leahy, Mark Todd, Michaela Devon Kary, Mike Maxwell, Miles Thompson, Paul Chatem, Rich DeSimone/Lucky Bunny, Risk, Sage Vaughn, SALTR, Samir ìEVOLî Arghandwall of Seventh Letter, Sean Cheetham, Sequoia Emmanuelle, Shaun Roberts, Shaunna Peterson, Shepard Fairey, Skyler Grey, Sophia Gasparian, Steven Ballinger, Tada Chae, Tara McPherson, Texas Tom Carr, Tim Kerr, Brendan Behan, Ruby Hurley, Medgar Evers, Tom Neely, Van Arno.
Many of the pieces were sold – those which were not will be available via on-line auction at http://www.thekarmaunderground.com. Stay tuned for more TKU benefit events!

28 Sep 2012

Interview With The Collective Known As Negativland

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Interview With The Collective Known As Negativland

Erica White attended the opening for Negativland’s “Our Favorite Things”, at La Luz de Jesus which included a rare live musical performance by Negativland. She conducted the following interview via email with the collective.