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 […]

20 Nov 2014

“Utilize” from the UTI Crew at American Hotel for Bloomfest LA

“Utilize” from the UTI Crew at American Hotel for Bloomfest LA

Modern graffiti in Los Angeles started to catch on in the mid ‘80s and quickly grew in popularity among kids that were attracted to its half-art-half-sport (lots of climbing and running), getting-away-with-it nature. One of the crews to achieve acknowledged veteran status in the world of Los Angeles graffiti is UTI (Under The Influence, Using […]

11 Oct 2014

Interview with Zara Kand and Tracy Perdue – Show Opens October 14 at SevVen Gallery

Interview with Zara Kand and Tracy Perdue – Show Opens October 14 at SevVen Gallery

A Cartwheel Art exclusive interview with Zara Kand and Tracy Perdue – two artists showing at Huntington Beach’s SevVen Gallery tonight.

1 Oct 2014

One Night Only! “22+1” – Viviana Druga’s Tarot Art, Oct. 1 at Actual Size Gallery

One Night Only! “22+1” – Viviana Druga’s Tarot Art, Oct. 1 at Actual Size Gallery

22+1, Viviana Druga and Tata Christiane’s tarot themed art show is open to the public for one night only on Weds. October 1 at Actual Size Gallery in Chinatown.

22 Sep 2014

Tom Hofer: “Paper View” of Retro Scenes at Palm Spring’s Archangel Gallery

Tom Hofer: “Paper View” of Retro Scenes at Palm Spring’s Archangel Gallery

I first knew Tom Hofer as “one of the handsome Hofer brothers.” He and his brother Manfred played in bands, lived in Pacific Palisades, and tons of girls had mad crushes on them–how I escaped his bass-playing charms in my youth is still beyond me, but I have been madly charmed by his collage art, […]