Former Child Star Tangle, out in the wild!

Thanks to Art Share LA, you can see a larger than life print of my Former Child Star Tangle at the Arts District Brewing Co. in downtown Los Angeles. Sitting by it with some cold brew, look at it a while and see what pops out! I’m not sure how long it’ll be up, so catch it while you can.

Bury the Lead – Opening

The opening of Bury the Lead at Art Share LA was fantastic. The show featured an eclectic and excellent group of artists, and I’m proud to be one of them. Thank you to everyone who came, including my parents (who came all the way from Michigan!), and thank you to everyone at Art Share. It was a great night.






Bury the Lead show at Art Share LA

I’m happy to announce five of my paintings from Tangles: The Secret Lives are going to be in the Bury the Lead show at Art Share LA.

OPENING: September 10, 2016, 7-10pm


“Young Adult” @ Gallery 1988

I have a piece in this show, up now. Check it out!

Gallery1988 & Hello Giggles Present
“Young Adult”

Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 2, 7-10PM

February 2 – 23, 2013

Opening January 11 @ Gallery 1988 Venice

“The Humorist”
a tribute to one of the big screen’s funniest directors
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 11, 7-10 PM
January 11 – February 2, 2013
214 Pier Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Here’s a sneak peek at my Annie Hall Tangle that’ll be in the show. Hope to see you at the opening!

Opening Night at Gallery 1988: A Tribute to Judd Apatow

I’m a huge fan of the TV show Freaks and Geeks, so I jumped at the chance to immortalize it in a Tangle. I have been anxiously awaiting the opening of this show, and it did not disappoint! This was the first art event I’ve been involved in that actually had a line — a long line — to get in. I’m thrilled to have been a part of it, and to have sold my painting… to none other than Mr. Apatow himself! A huge thanks to him, Gallery 1988, my friends who came out, and everyone else who is always so supportive of my art and activities… Does it sound like I’m accepting an award? Maybe I should skip ahead to some photos from the night!

Judd Apatow fighting Martin Starr for my painting? See for yourself in this video!

Gallery 1988 – Judd Apatow Tribute Show from Gallery1988 on Vimeo.

Opening: A Tribute Show to Judd Apatow

I am going to have a painting in “A Tribute Show to Judd Apatow: an art show inspired by a comedic producer”. Mine is a Freaks and Geeks Tangle made special for the event. Here are all the details:

Gallery 1988
Opening: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7-11 pm. Must RSVP to attend:
7020 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

The show will be up until December 30, so check it out!

Upcoming Shows

I have agreed to create original work for several upcoming shows at Gallery 1988 in Hollywood. They’re not for a while (so more information will be coming later), but they’ve been having a lot of fun, pop culture-themed shows, and I’m excited to be involved.

It’s that time again

This holiday season, get the art lover in your life something special. Are you the art lover? Now is a good time to treat yourself! I’m going to have screen prints and drawings available in the Holiday Salon in the L.A. arts district. Entertainment and refreshments will be there too, so a good time is practically guaranteed. See you there!

Icons & Tangles Opening Night

Here are some pictures from opening night. Thank you to every one for coming out, and special thanks to Name of the Moon and David Scott Stone for performing, and L’KEG for hosting!

Icons & Tangles: Paintings by Andy Carey and Carrie Rose

What: Icons & Tangles
Paintings by Andy Carey and Carrie Rose
Date: September 19 — October 17, 2009.
Opening Reception: September 19, 2009; 7 pm — midnight,
with musical performances by Name of the Moon and David Scott Stone.
Closing Reception: Saturday, October 17, 2009; 8 pm — midnight.

Location: L’KEG Gallery
311 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

About Icons & Tangles: Icons & Tangles deliver a vibrant perspective of fame — from visionaries to celebrities. Andy’s Icons are portraits of exceptional individuals that made resounding impressions on him, reduced to the pure geometry of vividly colored discs on canvas. Carrie’s Tangles consist of outlined masses of celebrities, overlapping and intersecting, forming a frenzied labyrinth of people that maybe aren’t so exceptional after all. Together, Icons & Tangles pull you and push you through a galaxy of stars, both luminous and lackluster.

About Andy Carey:
Andy Carey was born and raised in Greater Boston. Attending Montserrat College of Art, he studied both fine art and graphic design, receiving his BFA in Graphic Design. Andy moved to Los Angeles in 2003 and has taken part in group shows, solo exhibits and events while working on commissions.

About Carrie Rose:
Carrie Rose was born and raised in Detroit and its surroundings. She attended the University of Michigan, receiving a BFA with concentrations in printmaking and photography. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2002, she switched to painting, featuring her work in many group shows throughout the city. Carrie Rose lives in Silverlake, works at her Glendale studio and freelances as a graphic designer.

About Name of the Moon:
Name of the Moon spontaneously create thematic tone sculptures that tap into the energy, time and space of a performance. Embracing moments of chaos as well as the emergence of structure, Name of the Moon can be beautiful, bombastic, ambient or alien.

About David Scott Stone:
David Scott Stone is a Los Angeles based experimental artist with an emphasis on electronic composition. He has also recorded and toured with bands such as The Melvins, Fantomas, The Locust, Unwound, No Age as well as his former bands Slug and The Get Hustle. He builds many of his own instruments that he performs with that can range from traditional guitars to regenerative electro acoustic (electric thundersheets) and modular synthesizers systems. and

Holidays + Art = Good Cheer

I’m going to have small, original work available to purchase in the Old Bank District Holiday Block Party, in downtown Los Angeles.
December 6, 2008
6pm to midnight
401 S. Main St. 90013

I Heart L.A.

It has taken me a while to come to terms with it, but I’m ready to proclaim my love for the fair city of Los Angeles. What better way than with a painting, Large Grass Tangle, in I Heart L.A. at Monkey House in Silverlake? The opening reception is January 24, from 5 to 9 pm. 1618 Silverlake Blvd. 90026. Are you ready to confess your feelings for her?

Two Shows!

It’s November. It’s time for art shows. I’ll have work in:

1. Re-Discovery Tour: The 16th Annual Showcase of Artists’ Homes and Studios.
Kelly Thompson’s house and studio is once again transforming into a gallery for one day only, and some small Tangles will be there for the occasion.

Sunday, November 23, 2008, 10 am to 5 pm
Presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective
Tour begins at Lummis Home, 200 E. Ave. 43, Highland Park, 90042


2. 99 Red Balloons
Opening: Saturday, November 8, 2008
7 to 10 pm
Cactus Gallery
4534 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock, CA 90041


For one night only, my large Black and White Tangle will be hanging in the Old Firehouse in downtown Los Angeles. Now this isn’t just any old firehouse… it’s the old firehouse that had its moment of fame in Ghostbusters! It is a really charming place, but insists on no autographs. So come enjoy the art and ambiance, and leave your 8×10 and sharpie at home!
Thursday, October 8. 8 pm through midnight.
Due to unusual circumstances, contact me for the address and codeword for entry!

Mariah Carey?

I have never considered myself a Mariah Carey fan. I have nothing against her, I’m just not a fan. But when a Tangle painting artist hears the siren song of “Mariah Carey themed art wanted” it’s just irresistible. So I pulled out the paints, and created a glorious 40 x 40″ Mariah Carey Tangle, to be featured at a private MC themed party! The undoubtedly splendid event took place June 21 at MJ Higgins Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. If you couldn’t hit the high notes, you weren’t getting in… and that includes this artist!

You say you’re a huuuuuge Mariah Carey fan, and you just have to have this painting? My deepest condolences, but it is no more… it was painted over! Can you guess which Tangle covers it?

Rock Rose Show

So this show is called “Bustin’ Out.” While I’m not crazy about that title, it’s at Rock Rose Gallery. I like rocks, and I like roses… so why not? The concept of the event is for all of the artists to create something totally different from their usual. What will I have? Think 3D, but other than that, you’re going to have to come see for yourself!

Saturday, June 14, 6 to 9 pm
Rock Rose Gallery
4108 N. Figueroa
Highland Park, CA 90065

I’m a friend of Mt. Washington

I had a Tangle in the Friends of Mt. Washington Elementary School Silent Auction extravaganza. It sold and raised money for a great cause: art programs and teaching assistants for this public school. I’m a big believer in public schools and art education, so I was very happy to help out. It was a fun night too, thanks guys! (below: the featured Tangle; patron leaving with Tangle in hand.)

I Heart L.A.

It took me a while to accept it, but this Michigander really does love L.A., and I’ll have a painting in the show I Heart L.A. to prove it. It’s at Monkey House in Silverlake, and the opening reception is January 24, 2008, 5 to 9 pm. It’s about time you come to terms with your affection for the fair city too, so come on out to enjoy it immortalized in art.

Yours to Discover

Fellow artist Kelly Thompson is turning her house into a gallery as part of the 15th Annual Discovery Tour (a self-guided tour of artists’ homes and studios in Highland Park, Eagle Rock & Mount Washington), and she has invited me to take part. I’m going to show my big, new Peach Tangle for the first time and have a bunch of prints hot off the Gocco available too. So come on by to see some art and meet a bunch of crazy artists (myself included).

The 15th Annual Discovery Tour: A Self-Guided Tour of Artists’ Homes and Studios.
Sunday, November 18, 2007, 9:30 am to 6 pm
Presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective
Tour begins at Lummis Home, 200 E. Ave. 43, Highland Park, 90042

Snap to Grid

The piece below will be in the Snap to Grid show at LACDA. Here’s what you need to know:

September 13 to October 4, 2007
Reception: Thursday, September 13, 7 to 9 pm (and it’s Art Walk night)
Location: 107 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Maximum of Maximums

I’ll have a tiny triptych in the show, Maximum of Maximums, at Me and You Variety Candy
Los Angeles. Here’s all of the info:

Maximum of Maximums: small works by over 60 visual artists
Opening reception: Saturday, August 11, 2007, 6 to 10pm
Partial proceeds from sales will be donated to restore New Orleans wetlands.

Me and You Variety Candy Los Angeles
2752 Clearwater St.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Barnsdall Art Park

I’ll have a painting in the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery as part of their Open Call 2007 show. If you’ve never been up the hill to Barnsdall Park, this is a good reason to check it out. In addition to the art, you can enjoy views of Los Feliz and Hollywood, along with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House.

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

July 20 to August 26
Opening: Sunday, Jully 22, 2007, 2 to 5 pm; admission is free on the day of the reception.

Flags Unflown

Just in time for all the July 4th revelry, truXtop gallery presents Flags Unflown. This show includes fifty Los Angeles artists interpreting the theme on wooden panels, all of the same size. I am one of those artists, and my flag, State of Celebrity, won’t be flying—it will be hanging on a wall in the gallery. Here is all of the pertinent information:

Opening reception: Friday, July 6th, 2007, starting at 8pm.
2876 Rowena Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039