Art

Gale Hart Summons the Animal Within

Art Brutal When Submerge caught up with local artist Gale Hart, she was building, of all things, a skateboard ramp in her studio. “I think I started [skateboarding] when I was 17, 18, when they started building skate parks,” Hart says. “I saw a skate park and said, ‘Oh, I’ve…

Char Hall Earns Fame (and Her Living) Through Her Unmistakable Talent

Nature’s Calling Of everyone, artists seem to be the ones to grasp onto the “work to live” mantra, as opposed to “live to work.” Recession schmrecession, when it gets right down to it, artists create for the sake of creating, and most inherently become a fighting force for their community…

Cleo Cartel

Renaissance Woman By Nicole Martinez | Photos by Michael McKinnis & Eve Soul Clever, inventive and undeniably expressive, Cleo Cartel is a vocal, visual and creative artist with passion and conviction. It is an ordinary Sunday, full of sunshine, and Cartel is casually sitting in her salon where she joyfully…

Aerosol Artist Paydirt7 Gets the Last Laugh

Krylon Dreams There seems to be an inherent marriage between the creation of art and the enforced destruction thereof by the powers that be. I mean, even John Lennon had an FBI file. So when local aerosol artist Paydirt7 first began his journey into the street-savvy world of writing on…

Is Artist Lawrence Argent’s Rabbit Worth the Money?

Bunny Business Lawrence Argent is a professor at the School of Art and Art History at the University of Denver. Though he has only paid one two-day visit to Sacramento, in 2011, he—and his long-eared accomplice—will leave an indelible mark on this city. And though Argent’s sculpture hasn’t even been…

Liv Moe is All About the Giggles

It’s OK to Smile Go ahead and laugh. No, seriously—when it comes to her work, local artist Liv Moe intends to entertain. Drop all textbook philosophies and art-school vocabularies at the door, and prepare yourself to confront a hodge-podge of ordinary objects set against each other in such a way…

Sacramento Artist Fernando Duarte Gets ABSURDA

More Real Than Reality A slice of watermelon, a coffee pot, a steaming train; these things may mean nothing to you, but to the person on your left the same random objects could strike a nerve. In a good way. When abstract/surreal artist Fernando Duarte had his first Sacramento art…

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Artist Kathy Blackburn is Thankful for the Here and Now It’s fashionable to say, “The 30 is the new 20,” but in the case of Kathy Blackburn, the oft muttered phrase may hold true. An instructional coach working for the Elk Grove Unified District by day, Blackburn also has a…

Comic Surrealism

Local Artist Eli Trujillo Mixes it Up on the Palette A beautiful blonde plays with her dog in the park—wait, does that dog have a human face? A young couple takes in an art gallery pose for the camera—hold on, looks like the boyfriend has morphed into a gargoyle! Enter…