February 27, 2013
WHAT: Hollywood newcomer PROJECT Gallery hosts CARTWHEEL’s Second Annual Pop-Up Art Show. This is an exciting opportunity for collectors and art enthusiasts to view and purchase unique works by eight stand-out street, outsider, assemblage, surf, and new contemporary artists primarily from the art fair circuit who are new to or emerging within Los Angeles. Along with the four day exhibition of art and installations, there will be a series of special interactive events occurring with artists daily including live music and painting, a family day gathering of fun to coincide with the Hollywood farmers market, and much more to be announced.
- Corey Hagberg: A mural artist from Rockford, Illinois who works with paint and screen prints on both canvases and walls; his taboo topics are presented with optimism
- Evo Love: A Miami multi-media artist who creates unique altar-like assemblages and installations that focus on personal and universal symbols of belief
- Greg Haberny: A New York artist who builds complex installations and assemblages that are part of prestigious public and private U.S. and international collections
- Lydia Emily: An acclaimed L.A. street artist that makes her prints and paintings from a foundation of profound social responsibility and a duty to stand up and speak out
- Lyle Carbajal: Images associated with childhood – comics, monsters, machines, and animals – draw on this Portland, Oregon artist’s affinity for the popular and primitive
- RADICAL!: At only 21, with detailed illustrative work based on social observations, this young Albany artist has exhibited in New York City, Boston, and Copenhagen
- Roy Gonzalez: This icon in the Orange County extreme sport industry’s art and design circles creates some of the most definitive images of the surf, skate, and music industries
- Scott Michael Ackerman: An outsider artist from Woodstock, New York who receives acclaim for colorful paintings on found objects
WHERE: PROJECT Gallery
1553 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
WHEN: Wednesday, March 20 7pm – 9 pm; Private preview
Thursday, March 21 7pm – 10pm; Open to the public reception
Thursday, March 21 – Sunday, March 24; gallery hours; 10am – 7pm
The Magnet Wall. The Organic Wall. Street Art is drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Even if a city officially prohibits any form of uncommissioned Street Art, it probably has a few spots where artists can reliably put their wheat-pastes, stencils, stickers, even sculptures – a community nerve center that quickly gives an overview of the players in the local scene. Usually the art is covered instantly by more art and if it lasts a few days intact it has had a good run. Since Street Art is an ephemeral scene, the artists know this and they are not particularly bothered by the rapid turnover, knowing that their piece will be seen by their peers and the public at large.
Leba’s cartoon illustration influenced work on this wall echos directly some sentiments of the Occupy Wall Street movement. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
We always think of the streets as an outdoor gallery, and recently in Los Angeles we checked out this magnet wall in the Arts District where it could not have been a more apt description. Hanging out for a little while on this block, we saw a group of four teens taking a casual walk on a sunny day pivoting to the wall to check out the new additions, to point, comment, joke, and pose with each other in front of their favorites – making faces and giving each other the rabbit ears in photos. Minutes later a European tourist family, urban hikers with cameras and fannypacks, carefully scanned the patterns, textures and layers, taking photos and discussing their discoveries. Even a bulky fella crossing the street to get into a van emblazoned with a plumbing company logo – paused for a second to snap a cellphone pic before rumbling down the street.
This LA wall is a bit of a community billboard; an outlet and a showcase, where Street Artists try out new stuff and sometimes express personal or political sentiments. It’s never the same, and usually interesting.
@Get Up Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lydia Emily. You have been put on notice. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)
UTV C/S (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Word 16 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Don’t Lose Hope (photo © Jaime Rojo)
FOH! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
OKKO! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Casper Loves LA! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ghandi plays a role. Kryptik (photo © Jaime Rojo)