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…

STUDIO VISIT: Artist Kelcey Fisher (KFiSH) Prepares for His Upcoming Collaborative Show, BLEND, at The Rendon Gallery

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STUDIO VISIT: Artist Kelcey Fisher (KFiSH) Prepares for His Upcoming Collaborative Show, BLEND, at The Rendon Gallery

Los Angeles artist Kelcey Fisher, a.k.a. KFiSH, invited Cartwheel Art into his Downtown Los Angeles studio in advance of his collaborative show BLEND, which opens to the public on Friday, January 25, 2019. BLEND is the first show to take place in The Rendon Gallery, a new art gallery located inside the historic Rendon Hotel…

Kim Martindale, Producer of the LA Art Show, Has Big Plans for the Show’s Future

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Kim Martindale, Producer of the LA Art Show, Has Big Plans for the Show’s Future

Cartwheel Art is a media partner for the LA Art Show, which is returning for its 24th year. The show runs from Wednesday, January 23, to Sunday, January 27, 2019, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Cartwheel will be in booth 154.) We reached out to Kim Martindale, who has been producing the LA Art…

SAVE THE DATE: Lisa Derrick Fine Arts Opens in Chinatown – Saturday, January 26, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: Lisa Derrick Fine Arts Opens in Chinatown – Saturday, January 26, 2019

Los Angeles curator (and former editor of Cartwheel Art magazine) is opening a new art gallery in Chinatown—Lisa Derrick Fine Arts. The gallery will focus on contemporary art that’s outside of the mainstream. Lisa Derrick Fine Arts opens its doors to the public on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 7 pm. The gallery’s inaugural exhibits…

SAVE THE DATE: Don’t Miss the LA Art Show – January 23 – 27, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: Don’t Miss the LA Art Show – January 23 – 27, 2019

Later this month, the LA Art Show—the largest art show on the west coast—returns for its 24th year. More than 120 galleries and exhibitors from eighteen countries will present work at the Los Angeles Convention Center, including many that are exhibiting at the show for the first time. The opening night premiere party kicks things…