Event Coverage: 2018 LA Art Show, by Steve Grody

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Event Coverage: 2018 LA Art Show, by Steve Grody

Top photo: Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez You always have to steel yourself for the LA Art Show, with so much work to see. A full range, from the inspirational to competitors for the slacker-art award are on display. Amongst the work that is good one can find blue chip old friends, such as Frank Stella and…

Event Coverage: Photo Highlights from Opening Night at the 2018 LA Art Show, by Paul Koudounaris

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Event Coverage: Photo Highlights from Opening Night at the 2018 LA Art Show, by Paul Koudounaris

Check out the photo coverage by Paul Koudounaris, of the LA Art Show Opening party that took place on Wednesday January 10th, 2017. Highlights for Paul, included the Margaret Keane retrospective, Pandemonia, presented by Art All Ways, taxidermy by Enrique Gomez de Molina, in the booth of Fabrik Projects, Mab Graves in the booth at Red Truck Gallery, the Infinity…

Event Coverage: LA Art Show 2018: Will Not Be Assimilated, by Lisa Derrick

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Event Coverage: LA Art Show 2018: Will Not Be Assimilated, by Lisa Derrick

The 2018 LA Art Show gave a lot to look at: Orozco’s murals,  a giant Mark Ryden head, Margaret Keane‘s paintings,  Littletopia‘s whole section of Low Brow which is now a mainstream trend, political punching bags,  a static sculpture of a giant resin American flag dropping into a giant meat grinder with a giant pile…

SAVE THE DATE & REVIEW: Closing Reception of “Synthesis” – Featuring Collaborations by Aiseborne and Cache at Tonalli Studio – Saturday January 6th (3-8PM)

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SAVE THE DATE & REVIEW:  Closing Reception of “Synthesis” – Featuring Collaborations by Aiseborne and Cache at Tonalli Studio – Saturday January 6th (3-8PM)

If you are a fan of great street art and have not yet seen this exhibit, don’t miss the closing of this first-time collaboration by Aiseborn and Cache. With styles as opposite as day and night, the two artists were introduced by a mutual friend, and came together while painting a mural. Cache is known…

Event Coverage: Mirror or Hammer-Social Practice Art at 2017 Miami Art Fairs

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Event Coverage: Mirror or Hammer-Social Practice Art at 2017 Miami Art Fairs

 “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” -Bertolt Brecht As a Teaching Artist, I recently became aware that Los Angeles-based Art Education organization, P.S. Arts, founded in part by prolific arts patron Herb Alpert, is using this Brecht quote as their educational theme of 2017-2018. It goes…

Event Coverage: Designer Con 2017 Show Recap

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Event Coverage: Designer Con 2017 Show Recap

Designer Con, an incredible art and design convention, again broke its own attendance records with between 35-37 thousand attendees, including kids, passing through its doors all weekend November 11th – 12th at the Pasadena Convention Center. This was an increase of almost 10 thousand for Designer Con 2017! Cindy Schwarzstein of Cartwheel Art was at Designer…

Event Coverage: Opening Reception of “Dark Progressivism: The Built Environment” at Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH) – November 11th, 2017

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Event Coverage: Opening Reception of “Dark Progressivism: The Built Environment” at Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH) – November 11th, 2017

I’m glad I was able to make it out the opening of “Dark Progressivism: The Built Environment” at Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) on November 11th. The museum has a nice feel to it. Walking in, I found co-curator Lisa Derrick giving a filmed interview to some folks from New York and after almost…

Event Coverage: Panel Discussion & Closing Reception “CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style”

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Event Coverage: Panel Discussion & Closing Reception “CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style”

The “CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style,” panel discussion, that took place during the closing reception at Eastern Projects Gallery, was a standing room only affair.  Lead by Artist, original LOCOS member and co-curator of the exhibition, Chaz Bojórquez, this discussion was food for the soul, for any graffiti or contemporary art fan,…

Coverage: “The Dark Side of Marvel-ous” – Swarming for Charity

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Coverage: “The Dark Side of Marvel-ous” – Swarming for Charity

  ” When German Fine Artist Albrecht Behmel first developed his unique style of painting which he calls,  “The Magic of the Swarms,” he had no idea how internationally impactful it would become, although he has already exhibited in several countries. Last Thursday evening, October 19th, his work was the focal point of a VIP…

Preview: “Mike Kelley, Kandors, 1999-2011” at Hauser & Wirth LA – October 21st through January 21st

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Preview: “Mike Kelley, Kandors, 1999-2011” at Hauser & Wirth LA – October 21st through January 21st

“Mike Kelley, Kandors, 1999-2011”, opens at Hauser & Wirth, Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 6-9 pm and continues through January 21, 2018.  Cartwheel Art was invited for the press opening of the survey of Kelley’s take on Superman’s original world, Kandor.  We were introduced to his extensive body of work, by the gallery’s Senior Director, Stacen Berg, John…

Event Coverage: The Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany

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Event Coverage: The Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany

Since the fall of the Wall, Berlin has become one of the most attractive places to go to for urban artists as well as for lovers of urban art. After this weekend, the city’s appeal as one of the most exciting cities for urban contemporary art has only grown bigger. The Haus was the last…