20 Nov 2014

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

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“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

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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

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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

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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,…

15 Sep 2014

Illumetric: Public Art Shapes Santa Monica Blvd With Light

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Illumetric: Public Art Shapes Santa Monica Blvd With Light

As dusk drapes Santa Monica Boulevard, geometric forms along the median begin to glow in primary colors. In day light the shapes are solid, bold. At night they luminesce magically thanks to photovoltaic sensors that detect a drop in ambient light levels that energizes the LED lights contained within the sculptures. The diamond, cube and…

3 Sep 2014

Artist Interview David van Gough: “Purgatorium” Opens at Bash SF Sept 6th

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Artist Interview David van Gough: “Purgatorium” Opens at Bash SF Sept 6th

Born in Ireland, raised in Liverpool and now toiling as an artist in San Diego, California, painter David Van Gough knows a thing or two about being an outsider. His new series “Purgatorium,” which has its artist’s reception September 6 at Bash Contemporary in San Francisco, explores the theme of exile that has plagued David…

1 Sep 2014

Street Artist Faith47: New DTLA Mural

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Street Artist Faith47: New DTLA Mural

  We’ve beeen following Internationally acclaimed street- and studio-based artist, Faith47 who currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa, and now we can see her work in person–she just finished a new mural in the South Park area of DTLA last week titled The Preciousness of the Hunt. Faith 47’s poetic elegant swan mural, painted across…

27 Aug 2014

Surreal Serrano: The Collage of Rafael Serrano at District Gallery

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Surreal Serrano: The Collage of Rafael Serrano at District Gallery

Rafael Serrano has a show up at CARTWHEEL favorite artspot District Gallery until September 7, 2014.

12 May 2014

Coachella 2014 Interviews:The Diverse Visual Art From Major Production to DIY

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Coachella 2014 Interviews:The Diverse Visual Art From Major Production to DIY

Coachella definitely put the ‘Art’ in its 2014 Music and Arts Festival. For the first time in its history of 16 years, the festival’s official poster bore the names of its visual artists alongside the musical acts. The presence of visual art is inseparable from music and performance at Coachella, and it’s been an important…

9 May 2014

Interview: Ashley Fisher–Silhouette Show Opens May 10 at the Fold Gallery

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Interview: Ashley Fisher–Silhouette Show Opens May 10 at the Fold Gallery

Ashley Fisher’s delicate paper silhouettes reflect her fascination with Victorian memento mori and hair jewelery, flora and fauna, beautiful women of the silent film era, Art Deco, taxidermy, and silhouette portraits. Using a combination of computer and and handwork, she creates seductive pieces that are more dark than whimsical, and retain a delicate feminine sense…

15 Apr 2014

Brewery Art Walk: Artists’ Life in the Brewery Art Colony

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Brewery Art Walk: Artists’ Life in the Brewery Art Colony

Industrial. Maze-like. Colorful. Zany. Worn. Comfortable. Uncomfortable. Electric. Magical. Home. That’s how long-time Brewery Art Colony resident Wini Brewer describes the vibe at The Brewery Art Colony. And she should know a little something about the vibe of what she calls “a village.” The talented painter of abstracts on wood panels that juxtapose figurative elements…