5 Sep 2012

Tiki Oasis 12 Exotic Espionage and Polynesian Pulp. Or, What Happened After Too Many Mai Tais

Posted by
Tiki Oasis 12 Exotic Espionage and Polynesian Pulp. Or, What Happened After Too Many Mai Tais

I have finally escaped the plumeria-scented, rum-fueled embrace of Tiki Oasis 12, making my way home from the headquarters of Exotic Espionage and Polynesian Pulp at the Crowne Plaza in San Diego where spies, bad guys and glamour girls frolicked. Though there appears to be a slight gap in time… Now that my amnesia is…

5 Sep 2012

“WE GOT P0WER!: We Survived the Pit” Celebrates Punk Rock at Track 16

Posted by
“WE GOT P0WER!: We Survived the Pit” Celebrates Punk Rock at Track 16

Appropriately, “WE GOT P0WER!: We Survived the Pit” a celebration of the hardcore punk music scene that grew out of the South Bay, opens September 8 at Track 16 in Bergamot Station, a long time supporter of alternative music. Track 16 is where punk icon Mike Watt staged his first photo exhibit, “Eye-Gifts from San…

16 Aug 2012

Gallery 3: Keith Ross Dugas, aka KrossD

Posted by
Gallery 3: Keith Ross Dugas, aka KrossD

Along with being a witty and knowledgeable art writer at CARTWHEEL, Keith Ross Dugas, under the nom de brosse KrossD, creates a storm of bold paintings, five of which are part of a group show at Gallery 3 in Reno, Nevada.  The majority of Keith’s striking, colorful works in this exhibition incorporate graphics, lettering and…

10 Aug 2012

Keith Ross Dugas Joins CARTWHEEL

Posted by
Keith Ross Dugas Joins CARTWHEEL

Keith Ross Dugas joins the CARTWHEEL team, and we’re thrilled to have such a passionate and adept writer who brings lively prose and insight as a working artist to his posts and features. Keith Ross Dugas, AKA KrossD, was born in Redondo Beach, CA, somewhere between “Bringing It All Back Home” and “Highway 61 Revisited.”…

27 Jul 2012

Matjames Metson “Method Attic” at Coagula Curatorial

Posted by
Matjames Metson “Method Attic” at Coagula Curatorial

Matjames Metson’s first solo show in Los Angeles, “Method Attic” at Coagula Curatorial,  showcases over 120 pieces of the artist’s assemblage. Cindy Schwartzstein collects Matjames’ works, which are seeped in the mysterious underground river of America, built from discards and detritus. In other words, Matjames Metson makes really beautiful, profound and moving works of art…

26 Jun 2012

A Red Hot Night of Art, Film and Music

Posted by

It was a balmy Los Angeles summer night June 25th as Cartwheel presented “A Red Hot Night of Art, Film & Music” featuring Fishbone and John Scarpati. The evening began with a meet-up at La Luz de Jesus Gallery to view Scarpati’s Smash, Cramp & Burn” photos at the gallery’s pop-up event, then continued three…