Bunnies, Music, and Paint: Max Neutra on His Journey and New Tongues

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Bunnies, Music, and Paint: Max Neutra on His Journey and New Tongues

  Back in January of last year, I walked into Crewest for their group show “Audio Canvas 3” and my eyes immediately fell on one explosively colorful wall that featured drooping boobs. Amidst the many breasts, a few small canvases depicted simple images like an ice cream cone, and a pair of lips, but the palette…

Interview: SHAG – A Supersonic Swinger Revisited!

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Interview: SHAG – A Supersonic Swinger Revisited!

CARTWHEEL takes look at the early days of SHAG along with an interview about his “Supersonic Swingers Revisited” tour, The SHAG Store, serigraphs, lunch boxes and more!

Paper Cuts: Interview with Leigh Salgado

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Paper Cuts: Interview with Leigh Salgado

The first time I saw a photo of Leigh Salgado‘s work, I wasn’t sure what I was seeing. When I first got to see her work in person, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. She cuts, and burns, and folds, and paints largish paperscapes depicting vintage lace, lingerie, and flowers that cascade and fuse…

“Abandon All Hope”: Destroy all Design and Septerhed Join Forces at Lab Art

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“Abandon All Hope”: Destroy all Design and Septerhed Join Forces at Lab Art

A few people sat inside the cafe, laptops open. A sign nearby reminded patrons they should take their calls outside. On one of the outdoor tables, a woman video-chatted with a friend and next to her sat two men laughing about the first time they met. Not everyone would recognize Septerhed and Destroy all Design sitting outside the cafe…

The CARTWHEEL Interview with Isabel Samaras

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The CARTWHEEL Interview with Isabel Samaras

  Look, I know you, dear CARTWHEEL reader, I know you. You’re wicked smart, probably very attractive, you have an unquenchable thirst for art, and you most certainly already know who Isabel Samaras is. Still, new art fanatics are born every day and for them a little background may be in order. So kids, Isabel…

Cryptik Brings his Movement to Book Form

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Cryptik Brings his Movement to Book Form

While we are surrounded by familiar images and clear-cut messages in common visuals such as billboards, in the right parts of town images wait for us to dissect them. In the grittiest of settings, Cryptik places images of beautiful calligraphy and visually complex figures like Gandhi. The artist’s works compose the “Cryptik Movement,” an art…

Shark Toof Talks Art, New Book. Signs Book October 11 at La Luz de Jesus

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Shark Toof Talks Art, New Book. Signs Book October 11 at La Luz de Jesus

As a form, street art proves oftentimes unpredictable and unexpected. You never know just what you might encounter when you round the corner of a street or drive down an alley. Among the many artists shaking us out of the boredom of our everyday lives is Shark Toof, whose signature shark emblazons city walls everywhere from…

Andrew Schoultz: Ready to Take Over Los Angeles

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Andrew Schoultz: Ready to Take Over Los Angeles

As you drive east down Washington Boulevard, right before you hit Fairfax you might notice something different: Where there used to be a blank, brick wall there is now a sprawling, carefully detailed mural. The mural transforms the whole wall into a battlefield of sorts, large horses seeming to charge outside its boundaries carrying billowing…

Cartwheel Preview: “Matter of Time” New Works by Gregory Siff

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Cartwheel Preview: “Matter of Time” New Works by Gregory Siff

CARTWHEEL was invited to a preview of some of New York native Gregory Siff‘s creative processes in preparation for his third solo exhibit in Los Angeles at Gallery Brown this coming October 20th. If you are familiar with this artist work, you know he and his art comes from a place of honesty and playfulness, striking…

Interview With The Collective Known As Negativland

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Interview With The Collective Known As Negativland

Erica White attended the opening for Negativland’s “Our Favorite Things”, at La Luz de Jesus which included a rare live musical performance by Negativland. She conducted the following interview via email with the collective.

Wet Plates with Photographer Ian Ruhter

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Wet Plates with Photographer Ian Ruhter

L.A. River, Ian Ruhter Photography Ian Ruhter is a wet plate photographer with a camera on wheels, always going somewhere, so I consider myself one of the lucky few for getting to see his large, unprecedented 24×36-inch and 48×60-inch silver nitrate collodion wet plates in person. His special camera truck was parked at the Brewery…