2 Openings at La Luz de Jesus Gallery: Tribute to Big Daddy Roth, Works by Bobby Furst

One of the summer’s most fun group exhibitions is an overflowing tribute to Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and his character Rat Fink. La Luz de Jesus Gallery‘s new show “Rat Fink’s Revenge” opens June 7, 2013 with models by 40-plus artists who each used a 12-inch resin Rat Fink to re-imagine, dress up, and honor…

Billy’s Thursday Night Fish Fry: Community Social No. 12

Oh my goth, what a new romantic line-up for Billy’s Thursday Night Fish Fry and Community Social No 12! Michael Aston of Gene Loves Jezebel, joined by Michael Ciravolo GLJ/Human Drama, Johnny Indovina and Tish Ciravolo. Plus: aster of Ceremonies Blaine Capatch;  Speedbuggy; the Reignng Monarchs; Doug Lee and his Glass Harp; Scot Nery juggling…

Photos: CARTWHEEL Mini Art Fair Pop Up Opening Draws Artists and Art Lovers

Scott Michael Ackerman’s art card series set the tone for the opening night of the CARTWHEEL’s Mini Art Fair Street & Outsider Art Pop Up Show: Take pictures so  we did–and so did our friends! And we’ll have more coming from the rest of the weekend, including Kashmere live at PROJECT Gallery,  Saturday yoga, and…

Llyn Foulkes Retrospective at Hammer Museum

  It is a stunning Llyn Foulkes retrospective up now through May 19, 2013 at the Hammer Museum  in Los Angeles. If you’ve seen the exhibition, then you’ve discussed it with others, and perhaps you’ve liked the email and the frequent threads on Facebook. In a recent conversation with me, Foulkes said that The Lost…

Calida Garcia Rawles at the Ebell Art Salon, “Out of Darkness”

The images in Calida Garcia Rawles work evoke strength and fragility, beauty and power, exploring identity and agency through a post-Civil Rights, post-feminism lens. This exhibition at the Ebell of Los Angeles‘ art salon, “Out of Darkness” captures celebrated personalities whose political, artistic and intellectual excellence have made them icons in traditionally white institutions. The…

Ike Turner Killed JFK: A Conversation with Hudson Marquez

Hudson Marquez is one of the most gifted raconteurs I’ve ever met. He has the kind of gift for gab that only comes from living a nomadic life peppered with thorny characters. His voice is loud but oddly soothing, with just the gentlest Louisiana lilt. Hudson has a salty tongue, and appears to have no…

The Lowdown from Joe Copro: Interview with Greg Escalante

  Cultural movements, as organic as they may seem, don’t just happen on their own. Especially so when it comes to art movements. There are catalysts involved. Art cannot breathe and flourish in a vacuum. Whether it’s been the Medici or Theo Van Gogh, art has always needed it’s patrons, it’s champions, it’s guardians of…

Cartwheel Recap: “The Mouseketeer Army” ~ New Works by Bob Dob

The opening reception for the exhibit seemed packed with a bunch of rad players in the lowbrow art world like Anthony Ausgang, Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery,  Marc Trujillo, actress/singer Kate Flannery from NBC’s The Office who is also part of the Hollywood lounge duo The Lampshades. I wasn’t there to catch the action, but CARTWHEEL founder…

Stanley Kubrick Transforms LACMA

  It’s not every day you walk into an art museum and encounter the chilling, psychologically shaking imagery of Stanley Kubrick‘s films. But that’s exactly what happens when you walk into the Los Angeles County Museum of Art‘s current show on the director. The impressively large exhibition explores h Kubrick’s directorial journey through photos, props…

Matjames Metson, CARTWHEEL Featured Artist, to Show at Fowler Museum

  We at CARTWHEEL are thrilled that Matjames Metson, one of our featured artists, has been invited to participate in an upcoming exhibition at UCLA’s Fowler Museum in 2014. Previously Matjames has exhibited in group shows at Los Angeles Craft and Folk Museum, the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, Barrister’s Gallery in New…

“The Macabre Show” Opens at La Luz de Jesus

Awe-inspiring. Jaw-droppingly, soul-moving beautiful works of art. Friday night I was faint with appreciation for what is the strongest, most focused group shows La Luz de Jesus has offered this year. Each artist in “The Macabre Show” exhibited  coherent, cohesive, and unique visions that blended seamlessly, creating a powerful impact that left attendees uncharacteristically subdued…