I Art You 78/83 at (Sub)Urban Home

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I Art You 78/83 at (Sub)Urban Home

  What makes a work of art pop? Color, for one thing. When you walk into any gallery or museum the brightest thing in the room might catch your eye right away. And on Thursday night at (Sub)Urban Art, there were plenty of colors for visitors to feast their eyes on, thanks to I Art…

Motorcycle Mania at Agenda Long Beach

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Motorcycle Mania at Agenda Long Beach

The aesthetics of cars and motorcycles are always tipping on the verge of fine art and are recently being more appreciated than ever before. Vehicles painted by Kenny Scharf and Keith Haring have shown up at the MOCA and the Oriol family exhibit at Carmichael Gallery was definitely amplified by all of the ridiculously tricked out lowriders…

Keith Ross Dugas Joins CARTWHEEL

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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.”…

Bottle Tones & Minus The Bear at Sonos Studio

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Bottle Tones & Minus The Bear at Sonos Studio

Sonos Studio had the band Minus The Bear perform a full set at the opening reception for “Bottle Tones.” The exhibit is an interactive affair, in which participants are asked to push on pumps that send air to the lips of glass bottles, some of which date back to the 1800s. However, since the artists…

The Big Blue Gorilla on Market Street by Isabelle Alford-Lago

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The Big Blue Gorilla on Market Street by Isabelle Alford-Lago

Isabelle Alford-Lago has recently painted one of her signature gorillas on Market Street in Venice Beach, CA. The big blue ape, which Isabelle named VINCENT, is high up on a drywall awning that countless people pass everyday on their way to the ocean. It’s a wonderful addition to the street spirit of the region. since…

Jennifer J. Jelenski’s High Wire Act

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Jennifer J. Jelenski’s High Wire Act

There exists an approach to art criticism among patrons that is annoyingly pervasive. You’ll hear it everywhere, from the tiny lowbrow gallery to the highest-minded Modern Art museum. I remember overhearing it at the Norton Simon when I was 7, and I thought it was a pretty stupid thing to say then. It goes like…

Go West: David Ellis & Kris Kuksi at Mark Moore Gallery

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Go West: David Ellis & Kris Kuksi at Mark Moore Gallery

Without getting too confusing, Joshua Liner Gallery in New York has curated an exhibit of David Ellis’ and Kris Kuksi’s work at Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles for the month of July. Ok, now for the good stuff!!! I first saw the art of David Ellis about 6 years ago when he put together…

Public Works Opening at LALA Arts

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Public Works Opening at LALA Arts

No matter your opinion on the form, street art undoubtedly continues to shake up the art world. Plenty of gallery and museum shows have been paying close attention to street art’s forerunners and the impact of their art on everyone from unsuspecting passersby to established art critics. One of street art’s biggest supporters, Daniel Lahoda,…

Welcome to Disasterland

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Welcome to Disasterland

As I approached the gallery entrance last night, I was greeted by a young woman clad in a black leather Mickey Mouse bondage outfit. She handed me a show card and let me pass. My kind of party! Welcome to Disasterland. Enjoy the pixie dust.   “Disasterland” is Jose Rodolfo Rodolfo Loaiza’s much anticipated solo…

Hennessy presents a Street Art Tour of Los Angeles guided by SABER

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Hennessy presents a Street Art Tour of Los Angeles guided by SABER

In celebration of their recent collector’s edition bottle featuring the artwork of Futura, Hennessy gave a selected group of journalists the opportunity to go on a Los Angeles street art tour guided by SABER. For those who don’t know, SABER is one of LA’s most well known graffiti artists, who came to fame with his 1997 piece in the…

Art is a MiXTAPE

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Art is a MiXTAPE

Jessicka Addams (formerly of the underappreciated band Jack Off Jill) had an idea. What if she gathered together iconic giants of Pop Surrealism and asked them each to pick a song, then asked them to create art inspired by that song. It’s such a simple idea, yet so pre-loaded with emotional resonance.