NYC: Three Can't-Miss Latino Art Exhibits This Week

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Image: Cósmica Art Show

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Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin 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.



Don’t miss the one-night art party filled with Xicana/Latina/Mexicana power femmes and the art they produce this Friday at the Living Gallery in Bushwick. This art event is attempting to break some art barriers due to the lack of diversity (particularly women of color) in creative spheres across the city. Newly formed art collective Cósmica will be throwing this art show that exhibits work by artists Itzel Alejandra, Maribel Falcón, Barbara Calderón and April Ibarra Siqueiros along with the work of contributing creators and thinkers in the community. Wine will be flowing and tunes will be provided by Felipe Quiroz of M.A.K.U* SoundSystem who will be spinning vinyl from 7 to 11pm. Come see the beautiful paintings, photography, collage work and more while supporting an alternative art scene at Cósmica this Friday.

The Living Gallery
1094 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY

Inside Outside: A Detour from Graffiti & Street Art

Tabla Rasa Gallery in Sunset Park is having an opening and artists’ reception this Saturday from 6 to 8:30pm. The show is bringing a mix of street and graffiti artists inside the gallery to show work in a contained space. One of the artists I’m particularly excited about is Sofia Maldonado who draws fabulously accesorized femme figures and has murals all over Puerto Rico. Other artists include Juan Moraga and Pablo Aravena of AISLAP from Chile, street artist Cekis from Chile, Cern from NY, Queen Andrea of NY and more.

Tabla Rasa Gallery
224 48 Street
Brooklyn, NY

Robert F. Figueroa: Tom, Dick, and Harry: The Everyday Man Series

Artist Robert Figueroa has and art show that mimics the concept of social media profiles. Polaroid photos of action figure dolls titled with masculine first names pose as the subject of these profiles. The collection of “idealized” male dolls attempts to make you question the validity of split second judgments we make in relation to online profiles. What is a social media profile if not just a well-staged action figure’s polaroid? The mini-exhibit is on view at the Wooster st. window gallery until September 28th.

Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013