SAVE THE DATE: “Build Bridges, Paint Walls” Opens at The Rendon Gallery – Friday, May 3, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: “Build Bridges, Paint Walls” Opens at The Rendon Gallery – Friday, May 3, 2019

Cartwheel Art is thrilled to be the event producers (and a community partner) for the upcoming “Build Bridges, Paint Walls” exhibition at The Rendon Gallery in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, May 3-5, 2019.  Build Bridges, Paint Walls is a cross-cultural collaboration that will feature pieces from Colombian street artists DJLU/JuegaSiempre, El Care Barbie,…

SAVE THE DATE: Open House on 7th Street – Sunday, March 17, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: Open House on 7th Street – Sunday, March 17, 2019

This Sunday, March 17, join us for the first Open House on 7th Street! From noon to 6pm, many businesses and organizations located on (or near) 7th Street in the DTLA Arts District will be holding special events and offering discounts. Check the list below for details. Cartwheel Art and ICALA organized the Open House to…

INTERVIEW: SEK Shares His Inner Life, But Not His Identity, in “Paginae Conscissis,” Opening at the Container Yard Gallery on March 16, 2019

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INTERVIEW: SEK Shares His Inner Life, But Not His Identity, in “Paginae Conscissis,” Opening at the Container Yard Gallery on March 16, 2019

The name of SEK’s solo show, “Paginae Conscissis,” is Latin for “Torn Pages.” The exhibition, opening Saturday, March 16, at the Container Yard Gallery, features pages from his personal journals, going as far back as 2007. SEK was one of the artists involved in Art at the Rendon’s Hidden Rooms, curated by Cartwheel Art’s Cindy…

INTERVIEW: Brannan Mason Talks About His New DTLA Art Gallery and Its Focus on Social Impact

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INTERVIEW: Brannan Mason Talks About His New DTLA Art Gallery and Its Focus on Social Impact

A new contemporary art gallery, Brannan Mason Gallery, opens south of Cartwheel Art in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District this weekend. The inaugural exhibition, “Cornerstone,” features a series of street portraits taken in New York City by French photographer Etienne Rougery-Herbaut along with new paintings by Haitian artist Samdi. A series of six collaborative works by…

INTERVIEW: Ralph Ziman’s The Casspir Project Is at The Rendon Gallery Through March 7, 2019

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INTERVIEW: Ralph Ziman’s The Casspir Project Is at The Rendon Gallery Through March 7, 2019

Artist Ralph Ziman’s first solo show, “The Casspir Project,” opened February 7 at The Rendon Gallery’s offsite location, 1242 Palmetto Street in Downtown Los Angeles. Ziman was born in South Africa and grew up under Apartheid. A Casspir is a South African armored military vehicle that became a symbol of oppression during Apartheid. Ziman’s Casspir,…

Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour of the DTLA Arts District – Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour of the DTLA Arts District – Saturday, February 16, 2019

This week marks the inaugural Frieze Los Angeles, and as the annual contemporary art fair takes over the Paramount lot in Hollywood from February 15-17, 2019, we’re excited to see so much happening in the DTLA Arts District as well. Saturday, February 16, is a great opportunity to get out and explore our neighborhood. We’ve…

Dave Tourjé’s Short Film ‘John Van Hamersveld CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT’ to Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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Dave Tourjé’s Short Film ‘John Van Hamersveld CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT’ to Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

It’s been eight years since Los Angeles artist Dave Tourjé decided to make a movie about acclaimed pop artist John Van Hamersveld—and this week, the resulting film, John Van Hamersveld CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT, will make its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The film screens Wednesday, February 6, at 5 pm.…

SAVE THE DATE: Ralph Ziman’s “The Casspir Project” Opens at The Rendon Gallery (Off-Site) – Thursday, February 7, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: Ralph Ziman’s “The Casspir Project” Opens at The Rendon Gallery (Off-Site) – Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Rendon Gallery, which launched last week with KFiSH’s collaborative pop-up show, BLEND, will open its first off-site exhibit on Thursday, February 7. The Casspir Project features the work of interdisciplinary artist Ralph Ziman. Ziman was born in Johannesburg and now lives in Los Angeles. He draws from his experiences growing up in post-Apartheid South…

INTERVIEW: Michael Torquato deNicola Talks About His Torquato Character, His Grandma, and His Upcoming Show at FATHOM

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INTERVIEW: Michael Torquato deNicola Talks About His Torquato Character, His Grandma, and His Upcoming Show at FATHOM

Artist Michael Torquato deNicola started out as a professional surfer, and if you saw his installation at Art at the Rendon’s Hidden Rooms last June, you know surfing is still a big part of his life. His next art show, “Torquato Says, ‘Love More…’” opens at FATHOM in Brentwood on Saturday, February 2, and features…

INTERVIEW: Gary Wong on Growing Up in Los Angeles, Becoming an Artist, and His Solo Show at Lisa Derrick Fine Arts

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INTERVIEW: Gary Wong on Growing Up in Los Angeles, Becoming an Artist, and His Solo Show at Lisa Derrick Fine Arts

Los Angeles artist Gary Wong’s first solo show of his career, “Allegory and Cypher,” opens Saturday, January 26, at Lisa Derrick Fine Arts, a new gallery in Chinatown. Wong was born in Oakland, but his family migrated to Los Angeles when he was around three or four. He grew up downtown, on the east side…

Mark Dean Veca’s Solo Show “The Troubled Teens (Work of a Decade)” Opens at Jason Vass Gallery – Saturday, January 26, 2019

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Mark Dean Veca’s Solo Show “The Troubled Teens (Work of a Decade)” Opens at Jason Vass Gallery – Saturday, January 26, 2019

Los Angeles artist Mark Dean Veca has a new solo show opening this week at Jason Vass Gallery in the DTLA Arts District, featuring works from 2010-2019. Veca’s art follows in the pop art tradition, but includes a surreal, psychedelic aspect that he describes as a “biomorphic abstraction.” He told Cartwheel, “The last time I…