23 Feb 2017

Save the Date & Interview: “73 Days in Paris…and More!” The Photography of Bob Friday – Opening Reception: March 4th

Save the Date & Interview: “73 Days in Paris…and More!” The Photography of Bob Friday – Opening Reception: March 4th

This interview began by asking a realtor how he got involved with art. After learning more about Bob Friday, it’s clear a more appropriate question would have been to ask how a passionate artist/ arts advocate got into real estate! Bob Friday, whose photography show and book release ’73 Days in Paris,’ opens March 4th at […]

20 Feb 2017

Interview: “Somos Locos” on Tour with California Locos at the Manhattan Beach Art Center

Interview: “Somos Locos” on Tour with California Locos at the Manhattan Beach Art Center

Try to describe the California Locos -consisting of Dave Tourjé, John Van Hamersveld, Gary Wong, Chaz Bojòrquez and Norton Wisdom- and you realize you’re talking about SoCal itself. “The Locos” could translate into “The Free, “The Uninhibited,” or “The Ultra-Expressive.” You might conclude that the Locos are the quintessence of the original and pioneering California spirit. By nature, their blend of […]

3 Feb 2017

Preview and Interview: Hudson Marquez “Welcome to Stiletto” – The Mob and Hi-Heels!

Preview and Interview: Hudson Marquez “Welcome to Stiletto” – The Mob and Hi-Heels!

Tonight from 8-11pm, at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, is the opening reception for Hudson Marquez “Welcome to Stiletto” along with exhibitions by Norbert Kox & Daniel Martin Diaz. Check out an interview with Hudson below along with a preview of some of the work. In addition, preview all three shows at this link. Hope to […]

24 Jan 2017

Preview: Jalal Poehlman Picture Yourself in a Boat on a River Jan 28- Feb 28 at The Alley, Downtown Los Angeles.

Preview: Jalal Poehlman Picture Yourself in a Boat on a River Jan 28- Feb 28 at The Alley, Downtown Los Angeles.

Join us at The Alley in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, on Saturday January 28th from 6-9pm,  for Jalal Poehlman’s solo show “Picture Yourself in a Boat on a River” opening reception. For Poehlman’s show, he is transforming The Alley, a relic of old Downtown Los Angeles’ which features a uniquely shaped brick and timber exhibition space, […]

12 Nov 2016

Save the Date: “Roll Call”, 11 Graffiti Artists from L.A., Curated by Gajin Fujita, at L.A. Louver – Wednesday November 16th

Save the Date: “Roll Call”, 11 Graffiti Artists from L.A., Curated by Gajin Fujita, at L.A. Louver – Wednesday November 16th

Join us at L.A. Louver, on Wednesday November 16th for the opening reception of “ROLL CALL,” where 11 artists from L.A., will be exhibiting in a show, curated by Gajin Fujita. Artists include: Chaz Bojorquez, David Cavazos (Big Sleeps), Fabian Debora, Ricardo Estrada, Gajin Fujita, Alex Kizu (Defer), Patrick Martinez, Retna, Jose Reza (Prime), Jesse Simon, […]

2 Nov 2016

Save the Date with Preview and Interview: “Mollior” by Danni Shinya Luo at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Friday November 4th

Save the Date with Preview and Interview: “Mollior” by Danni Shinya Luo at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Friday November 4th

Danni Shinya Luo will be presenting her third exhibition at La Luz de Jesus, opening Friday, Nov. 4, titled “Mollior”, the latin word for “softer” which per the show statement is a “concept that sums up the show’s spirit in entirety, from the subject matters to the style of expression.” “Mollior” finds Shinya Luo returning […]

7 Oct 2016

Save the Date: Jim Blanchard – Visual Abuse Book and Exhib Interview

Save the Date: Jim Blanchard – Visual Abuse Book and Exhib Interview

Illustrator and graphic artist Jim Blanchard‘s instantly recognizable album cover, poster, and comix art from Seattle’s golden “grunge” era is celebrated in his new, and first book, Visual Abuse, released by his hometown publisher Fantagraphic Books. Jim will be in Los Angeles on October 7-8 to promote his book and exhibition of the same name, at […]

5 Apr 2016

“Paleolithic Creatures”: Devin Thor Opens at Gallery 825 April 9

“Paleolithic Creatures”: Devin Thor Opens at Gallery 825 April 9

Artist Devin Thor sculpts slabs of sandstone into representation of extinct mammals, an homage to our prehistoric ancestors and the animals they painted on cave walls across the globe. His work will be on display through April, at Gallery 825, with an artist reception on April 9 from 6pm to 9pm. While Thor’s sculptures pay […]

26 Feb 2016

Dierdre Sullivan-Beeman: Ancient Technique, Dreams Make Magical Realism

Dierdre Sullivan-Beeman: Ancient Technique, Dreams Make Magical Realism

Painter Dierdre Sullivan-Beeman is on a strong trajectory: All six pieces in her show, “One,” at La Luz de Jesus sold out, and she is part of Eric Minh Swenson’s Nude Survey Four at Jai & Jai through March 5. You can view “One” through Sunday, February 28. Sullivan-Beeman, a self-taught artist, uses 14th century […]

11 Feb 2015

Interview: Nicholas Ganz, aka Keinom, Talks Graffiti, Women, Tibet and Burma

Interview: Nicholas Ganz, aka Keinom, Talks Graffiti, Women, Tibet and Burma

Nicholas Ganz, alias Keinom, is  a well known German graffiti artist and the author of some worldwide famous books. His first book, Graffiti World, was published in 2004, followed by  Graffiti Woman in 2006. He has also published several books on Burma and Nepal. Cartwheel Art’s European correspondent Rebekah Schranez talked with the artist/author/activist about […]

23 Dec 2014

Ankore: Tearing It Down and Putting It Up

Ankore: Tearing It Down and Putting It Up

Because it’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in my eyes graffiti is beautiful. For the love it gives me has been forged my heart by the same destructive force that allows me to cope with the pressures created by a social conscience.  ~ Rafael Reyes, Living Dangerously Ankore roams […]