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.

Miniature Sculptures @ Pehrspace And The Madness Around Them

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Miniature Sculptures @ Pehrspace And The Madness Around Them

Pehrspace is an art and music venue that’s tucked away into the corner of a strip-mall on Glendale Blvd. Each month they host an art exhibit as well as scattered performances that range from singer-songwriter sessions to the most bizarre acts of the audio spectrum. However, the most consistent night is Monday when Sean Carnage…

ONCH MOVEMENT’S florescent pop-up shop @ Royal/T

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ONCH MOVEMENT’S florescent pop-up shop @ Royal/T

The fashion and accessories brand, Onch Movement, set up a pop-up shop at Royal/T for the month of June. Their unique pieces like fried chicken necklaces and bacon bracelets were adorned by a flamboyant and fluorescent crowd at the opening reception – a majority of whom were gathered around a small case of baby chickens.…

Dirty Laundry at Thinkspace Gallery

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Dirty Laundry at Thinkspace Gallery

  A good piece of art will obviously show off the artist’s chops but a great one will communicate a vision that leaves an impression. On opening night of Thinkspace Gallery’s “Dirty Laundry” show this past Saturday, Adam Caldwell and Brett Amory’s differing aesthetic styles collided and left visitors’ minds reeling. What exactly does the…

I Got Big Balls at Griffith Park

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I Got Big Balls at Griffith Park

  You can easily find art in museums, galleries and the streets, but how about a golf course? Ghettogloss founder Fiora Boes made it happen, using an LA golf course to house the talent of 100 artists from various backgrounds. On a warm summer night, Griffith Park’s Wilson Harding Golf Course displayed the work of…

The Garage at AR4T Gallery

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The Garage at AR4T Gallery

The Garage at AR4T Gallery: Laguna Beach, Aug. 2-25, 2012 – Coming off the heels of a existential femininity show last month, the timing could not have been better to swing the pendulum the other way at AR4T Gallery and introduce a machismo-fueled, oily rag-devoted, ode to the realm of man: The Garage. Seattle artist…

A Prequel To Adam Roth’s mural At The US Open Of Surfing

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A Prequel To Adam Roth’s mural At The US Open Of Surfing

  Before Adam Roth painted his mural at the 2012 US Open of Surfing, he tested out some illustrations on awesome participants’ flesh at the 6th annual Billabong Design for Humanity event. It was a way of practicing the art of staying focused while having a crowd around him and the pressure of a time…

Ed Freeman: Crisp, Clean Photos of Ordinary Places

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Ed Freeman: Crisp, Clean Photos of Ordinary Places

Ed Freeman, musician turned photographer, can make any ordinary thing like a Rally’s Hamburger stand or Gasoline Food Mart into a work of fine art. His crisp photo manipulations are impeccable, and even if you combed them centimeter by centimeter with a high-powered magnifying glass, I doubt you’d find any imperfections. In fact, the works…

Matjames Metson: “Method Attic” at Coagula Curatorial

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Matjames Metson: “Method Attic” at Coagula Curatorial

Alright, I don’t know any other way to do this. I’m going to have to make this personal.  Bear with me for a moment, I’m about to open up to you folks. You see, I have this bizarre little quirk. I have many actually, but for the purposes of this review, let’s pretend it’s just…

Billabong Design for Humanity Art Auction

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Billabong Design for Humanity Art Auction

On July 25, 2012 the backlot of Paramount Pictures became a mini city au courant. It looked like New York City without the humidity and with more surfers…

Studio Visit: Bob Dob, Part 1

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Studio Visit: Bob Dob, Part 1

Bob Dob invited me to his studio to begin documenting the progress of his upcoming exhibit at La Luz De Jesus. The show, which opens in November, is a still a little ways away from now, so I’ve decided to only give you CARTWHEEL-ers a really blurry sneak peek into what he’s up to. Obviously,…