SAVE THE DATE: Open House on 7th Street – Sunday, March 17, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: Open House on 7th Street – Sunday, March 17, 2019

This Sunday, March 17, join us for the first Open House on 7th Street! From noon to 6pm, many businesses and organizations located on (or near) 7th Street in the DTLA Arts District will be holding special events and offering discounts. Check the list below for details. Cartwheel Art and ICALA organized the Open House to…

INTERVIEW: SEK Shares His Inner Life, But Not His Identity, in “Paginae Conscissis,” Opening at the Container Yard Gallery on March 16, 2019

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INTERVIEW: SEK Shares His Inner Life, But Not His Identity, in “Paginae Conscissis,” Opening at the Container Yard Gallery on March 16, 2019

The name of SEK’s solo show, “Paginae Conscissis,” is Latin for “Torn Pages.” The exhibition, opening Saturday, March 16, at the Container Yard Gallery, features pages from his personal journals, going as far back as 2007. SEK was one of the artists involved in Art at the Rendon’s Hidden Rooms, curated by Cartwheel Art’s Cindy…

INTERVIEW: Brannan Mason Talks About His New DTLA Art Gallery and Its Focus on Social Impact

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INTERVIEW: Brannan Mason Talks About His New DTLA Art Gallery and Its Focus on Social Impact

A new contemporary art gallery, Brannan Mason Gallery, opens south of Cartwheel Art in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District this weekend. The inaugural exhibition, “Cornerstone,” features a series of street portraits taken in New York City by French photographer Etienne Rougery-Herbaut along with new paintings by Haitian artist Samdi. A series of six collaborative works by…

SAVE THE DATE: Ralph Ziman’s “The Casspir Project” Opens at The Rendon Gallery (Off-Site) – Thursday, February 7, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: Ralph Ziman’s “The Casspir Project” Opens at The Rendon Gallery (Off-Site) – Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Rendon Gallery, which launched last week with KFiSH’s collaborative pop-up show, BLEND, will open its first off-site exhibit on Thursday, February 7. The Casspir Project features the work of interdisciplinary artist Ralph Ziman. Ziman was born in Johannesburg and now lives in Los Angeles. He draws from his experiences growing up in post-Apartheid South…

Mark Dean Veca’s Solo Show “The Troubled Teens (Work of a Decade)” Opens at Jason Vass Gallery – Saturday, January 26, 2019

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Mark Dean Veca’s Solo Show “The Troubled Teens (Work of a Decade)” Opens at Jason Vass Gallery – Saturday, January 26, 2019

Los Angeles artist Mark Dean Veca has a new solo show opening this week at Jason Vass Gallery in the DTLA Arts District, featuring works from 2010-2019. Veca’s art follows in the pop art tradition, but includes a surreal, psychedelic aspect that he describes as a “biomorphic abstraction.” He told Cartwheel, “The last time I…

SAVE THE DATE: Lisa Derrick Fine Arts Opens in Chinatown – Saturday, January 26, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: Lisa Derrick Fine Arts Opens in Chinatown – Saturday, January 26, 2019

Los Angeles curator (and former editor of Cartwheel Art magazine) is opening a new art gallery in Chinatown—Lisa Derrick Fine Arts. The gallery will focus on contemporary art that’s outside of the mainstream. Lisa Derrick Fine Arts opens its doors to the public on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 7 pm. The gallery’s inaugural exhibits…

SAVE THE DATE: Don’t Miss the LA Art Show – January 23 – 27, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: Don’t Miss the LA Art Show – January 23 – 27, 2019

Later this month, the LA Art Show—the largest art show on the west coast—returns for its 24th year. More than 120 galleries and exhibitors from eighteen countries will present work at the Los Angeles Convention Center, including many that are exhibiting at the show for the first time. The opening night premiere party kicks things…

SAVE THE DATE: KFiSH’s Collaborative Show “BLEND” at The Rendon Gallery – Friday, January 25, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: KFiSH’s Collaborative Show “BLEND” at The Rendon Gallery – Friday, January 25, 2019

The Rendon Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles opens to the public for the first time on Friday, January 25, with a pop-up show featuring the work of Los Angeles artist Kelcey Fisher (a.k.a. KFiSH) in collaboration with other artists. KFiSH lives in Venice and has a studio in Downtown Los Angeles. He is known for…

SAVE THE DATE: Brett Crawford’s “Flying Close to the Sun” at Avenue des Arts – Friday, December 14

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SAVE THE DATE: Brett Crawford’s “Flying Close to the Sun” at Avenue des Arts – Friday, December 14

On Friday, Brett Crawford’s solo show opens at Avenue des Arts in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition’s title, “Flying Close to the Sun,” was inspired by the Icarus myth. Crawford’s paintings depict wild animals in human settings and situations, using surreal fantasy to challenge the boundaries of human identity. Avenue des Arts is a contemporary…

Art At The Rendon Shares Its ‘STORIES’ in a New Immersive Experience – Friday, November 9, to Sunday, November 11

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Art At The Rendon Shares Its ‘STORIES’ in a New Immersive Experience – Friday, November 9, to Sunday, November 11

Back in June, more than 80 artists participated in Art At The Rendon’s “Hidden Rooms” event, creating site-specific installations in the rooms and public spaces of the old single-room-occupancy hotel in the DTLA Arts District. Open to the public for only one day, Hidden Rooms transformed the building, inside and out, with three floors of…

SAVE THE DATE: CAMA Foundation Launches at The Container Yard – Friday, November 2

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SAVE THE DATE: CAMA Foundation Launches at The Container Yard – Friday, November 2

On Friday, November 2, CAMA Foundation will celebrate their Los Angeles launch with two art events. The “Time Lapse Exhibition” and “Art Beyond the Canvas” both take place at The Container Yard in the DTLA Arts District. The events showcase Iranian art, film, photography, architecture, and humanitarian projects around the world. The exhibition will run…