State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to LA’s Latino Art Openings

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Photo: Shizu Saldamando

State of The Art is 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.


Shizu Saldamando Book Signing and Walkthrough – Vincent Price Art Museum

“When You Sleep: A Survey of Shizu Saldamando” is a good place to start diving into Saldamando’s exciting and technically impressive portraits of colorful characters, rendered with mediums like oil, ballpoint pen and colored pencils. Evoking characters like your punk best friend or a hipster barista at your nearby cafe, her portraits feel at once familiar and inscrutable. Saldamando will be signing copies of the show’s catalogue and will also discuss the work, so you can get the insider scoop. Head to the museum November 9th from 1 to 3 p.m. to see the artwork for yourself.

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

Waltercio Caldas — Christopher Grimes Gallery

The Brazilian Neo-Concretism movement of the late 1950s and 1960s rebelled against stricter, mathematical rules of art-making and called for more experimentation. Waltercio Caldas, an artist associated with the movement, will be presenting new work that favors the sensual over the intellectual, centering itself around the viewer’s experience. The objects of his art aren’t as important as the viewer’s experience and interaction with them. The exhibit opens November 9th from 6 to 8 p.m.

Christopher Grimes Gallery
916 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 587-3373

Ruben Ochoa — Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Come to this exhibition for a teaser of Ochoa’s large-scale cement sculptures – imposing art works that erupt from the ground. Broken up into three parts, the show sums up Ochoa’s interest in space in the urban environment. It includes varied mediums – paintings, photos, sculptures that seem to destroy the gallery’s foundations, and sometimes combinations of all three – to create a varied experience for the viewer. Head to the opening from 6 to 8 p.m. on November 9.

Susan Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
6006 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 837-2117