“Art AIDS America” West Hollywood 30 Year Retrospective Exhibition

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“Art AIDS America” West Hollywood 30 Year Retrospective Exhibition

The AIDS era of the 1980s and 90s was awful: the horror of people dying, the horror of our government denying funding for research and medications, the resulting demonstrations and culture wars. During that time, thirty years ago, the City of West Hollywood was founded out of an unincorporated portion of Los Angeles County, the…

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.

Copro: One Night Only! Chet Zar “Ego Death” Ceremony and Nikko Hurtado

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Copro: One Night Only! Chet Zar “Ego Death” Ceremony and Nikko Hurtado

Rev up your horror engines and get a jump on Halloween–along with some inspiration for a costume or haunted house as Copro presents the closing event for Chet Zar’s monument to monsters “Ego Death” and Nikko Hurtado’s first solo show “Renati.” This is a one-night-only, over top event. Along with the Ego Death series presented…

Collector and Gallerist Thomas Negovan: On Collecting and Century Guild in Los Angeles

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Collector and Gallerist Thomas Negovan: On Collecting and Century Guild in Los Angeles

  Los Angeles has become a Great Art City, with hundreds of galleries, thousands of artists,¬† important art fairs and exhibitions, arts districts throughout the metropolitan and suburban areas, and a style–Low Brow–which was incubated and midwifed in the region. It’s a sign of our city’s embrace of art that the country’s leading Art Nouveau…

Preview: October’s “The Macabre Show” at La Luz Highlights Grotesque Beauty

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Preview: October’s “The Macabre Show” at La Luz Highlights Grotesque Beauty

The word grotesque comes from the same Greek root as “grotto,” meaning a hidden place. It was in grottoes,¬†either natural or man-made caves, on their sprawling estates where nobility would have artists create strange, fantasy-driven works of art to surprise, delight and disturb. By the 18th Century, the word’s usage, whether in English, French or…

Goth and Spooky Art at The Congregation Art Gallery

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Goth and Spooky Art at The Congregation Art Gallery

Inside THE CONGREGATION OF FORGOTTEN SAINTS, a gothic rocker clothing store on Melrose, is a gallery of spooky and dark art. A majority of the work features bones and skeletons, including one praying in front of a mock-Rothko that is directly across from one of the largest portraits of a skull I think I have…