State of The Art: LA

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Photo Credit: Antonio Muniz

State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latino art openings in your city each week.  Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.


The Getty Villa: The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection

Pompeii’s destruction not only marked a significant point in history, it gave inspiration to painters of all backgrounds. Among them was good ol’ Salvador Dalí, whose works will show alongside artists like Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko at the Getty Villa’s “The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection.” You can view the breathtaking fury of volcanic fire amid the volcano-free peace of this Malibu museum on September 12th. We’re sure Dalí won’t disappoint.

The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 440-7300

Photo credit: Regina José Galindo

The Museum of Latin American Art: Art Chat with Regina José Galindo

No artwork comes easily and that holds true for performance artists, a group that doesn’t mind literally shedding blood for their art. In “Perra/Bitch,” Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo uses a knife to carve “perra” into her leg to protest the torturing and killing of Guatemalan women. On Sept. 13th at 7:30 p.m., MOLAA talks with this intriguing artist about her work and Latin American performance art. Nomas no lo intentes en tu casa.

The Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-7043

Photo credit: Retna

Michael Kohn Gallery: Retna: New Paintings and Works on Paper

If you’ve driven through Mid, West or South Central Los Angeles, chances are you’ve seen a work by street artist Retna. Real name Marquis Lewis, the part-Salvadorian artist sets himself apart by using a calligraphy-like style in his work. Not only can he beautify the dirty walls of any callejón, he can also enhance art gallery walls. Head to Michael Kohn Gallery for the opening reception of his new show on September 15th at 6:00 p.m.

Michael Kohn Gallery
8071 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 658-8088

Photo Credit: Antonio Muñiz

Couturier Gallery: Antonio Muñiz: Metamorphosis

If you’re a Surrealist art fan, you’re bound to like the sometimes frightening, beautifully frenetic work of Chihuahua-born, Los Angeles native Antonio Muñiz. On his website, he asks that viewers open their minds and look at his work with “child-like imagination”. Head to the opening reception on September 15th at 6:00 p.m. and lose yourself in the awesome strangeness of Surrealism.

Couturier Gallery
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-5557
166 N. La Brea Avenue