State of the Art: LA

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Photo credit: I Art You 78/83

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 Orange County Museum of Art: Glenn Ligon & Daniel J. Martinez

The Orange County Museum of Art has undertaken a huge project – pairing classic OCMA artists with newer or different artists. For September 4th, the museum matches iconic artist Glenn Ligon with Daniel J. Martinez, an Angeleno artist. Ligon’s “Prisoner of Love #4” will be shown next to Martinez’s “The House that America Built,” a huge installation piece based on Ted Kaczynki’s, aka the Unabomber’s, Montana cabin. Expect interesting reactions from museum-goers and note the paint on the cabin – it’s Martha Stewart brand. More details on the exhibition can be found here.

The Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 759-1122

I Art You 78/83

Lee Queza and Daniel Calderon, the duo known as I Art You 78/83 took advantage of the latest zombie craziness (tu sabes, that guy who ate another guy’s face off?) for their show “Celebrity Bath Salts.” Basically, you get to see famous people reinvented as zombies, with their flesh falling off or their eyes missing. Swing by Pop tArt Gallery on Saturday, September 8th at 7 p.m. to have a drink and maybe fall in love with a zombie or two.

Pop tART Gallery
3023 W. 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90020

Carlos Almaraz

Today’s contemporary Chicano artists owe a lot to predecessors, among them Carlos Almaraz. As one of the most important figures in pushing the Chicano art movement forward, the artist left behind plenty of inspiring works. The Vincent Price Museum at East Los Angeles College will host an opening reception on September 8th at 6 p.m. for “Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled.” The works chronicles the artist across years and locations, from Mexico to Los Angeles. Get your Latino art history on.

Vincent Price Art Museum
East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
(323) 265-8841

Daniel Joseph Martinez

If you aren’t in the Orange County area but want to see Martinez’s work, head to Roberts and Tilton in Culver City. The gallery will host the artist’s first Los Angeles gallery show in ten years. With everything from photographs to neon signs, Daniel Joseph Martinez explores complicated topics like human language. Head to the opening reception on September 8th at 6 p.m. to witness some unique, thought-provoking art that’s sure to get your noodle working.

Roberts & Tilton
5801 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, California 90232