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…

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…

Interview: Nathan Cartwright and The Hive Gallery’s 9th Anniversay Show

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Interview: Nathan Cartwright and The Hive Gallery’s 9th Anniversay Show

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 was a magical day, indeed! It saw the 9 Year Anniversary celebration of The Hive Gallery & Studios: a fantastic artist collective that has pioneered the expansion and power of creative energy in Historic Downtown Los Angeles’ Gallery Row. The Hive and its founder/curator/King Bee, Nathan Cartwright,  is a way-paver from…

Sophia Gasparian “Soft Serve” at Ginger Corner Market

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Sophia Gasparian “Soft Serve” at Ginger Corner Market

The name is slyly deceptive: “Soft Serve” packs a punch. Sophia Gasparian, the self-described Armo-MILF (and an acclaimed socio-political artist) uses folk art style children to carry her messages of equality–social, gender and political– genocide history, and a hell of a lot more. She’d decided to retire from painting and focus on raising her two…

Coachella Preview with Poetic Kinetics

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Coachella Preview with Poetic Kinetics

This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which runs April 11-13 and April 18-20 where thousands of fans from around the world will attend in celebration of today’s best in music and art. Ever since the inaugural festival in 1999 at the Empire Polo Club  in Indio, CA, Coachella…

Consumate Artist Mary Jo Bole “Tombs & Toilets” at Mount St. Mary’s College

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Consumate Artist Mary Jo Bole “Tombs & Toilets” at Mount St. Mary’s College

Cleveland-born artist Mary Jo Bole reconfigures the past into a sublime present and a future where death is the beautiful certainty. For from morbid, Bole’s work is surreal, playful, thought-provoking, and exhibits a wide-eyed wonder and joy as well as an awareness that this all must end. But, as her art shows us, though we…

Interview: Marisabel Bazan at haleARTS S P A C E

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Interview: Marisabel Bazan at haleARTS S P A C E

Panamanian-born Marisbel Bazan‘s energetic paintings are part of haleARTS S P A C E’s latest group show in Santa Monica, opening March 21 with an artist reception from 5pm to 8pm. Bazan is showing with surfer/artist Michael Torquato de Nicola  (and  Cartwheel Art favorite) and filmmaker/artist Eric Oliver. Bazan herself is an singer-singwriter along with…

Katherine Brannock: Art to Ignite an Atmosphere of Evolution

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Katherine Brannock: Art to Ignite an Atmosphere of Evolution

The biggest thrill of La Luz de Jesus‘s annual gianormous group show Laluzapalooza is discovering an artist with a stunning style, one you haven’t seen before, one whose work leaps off the wall.   The two pieces she’s exhibiting at Laluzpalooza are very different from the ballpoint pen drawings in her first book, Katherine Brannock: Sketchbooks…

Studio Visit and Interview: Wyatt Mills

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Studio Visit and Interview: Wyatt Mills

In anticipation of Wyatt Mills‘ solo show, “Phantasmagoria,” at the debut of ESSNTL Gallery in Bergamot Station, CARTWHEEL paid a visit to the artist’s studio. Mills makes his residence at The Brewery, one of the oldest and largest artist colonies in the world- certainly Los Angeles’ most famous. It makes sense that Mills would gravitate toward this kind…

End of Days: Cleon Peterson’s Solo Show at New Image Art

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End of Days: Cleon Peterson’s Solo Show at New Image Art

Cleon Peterson sums up the nature of his work in three words: Blood, lust and vengeance. “End of Days,” is his latest series at New Image Art, which runs through March 22. This art hurls its message with color alone. Fiery neon red assaults the eyes, clashing with the starkest blacks and whites. The scale spans…

Interview: Keith Dugas “The Season of Spring” at Flower Pepper Gallery

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Interview: Keith Dugas “The Season of Spring”  at Flower Pepper Gallery

  “The Season of Spring” will be in full bloom at Flower Pepper Gallery when the Daniel Rolnik-curated show opens March 1st. Rolnik,”the world’s most adorable art critic” presents over 100 artists from around the world, after giving them only one guideline. We checked in with one of the artists in “春 [The Season of Spring]”…