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

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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.


Small is Beautiful — Frank Lloyd Gallery

They say good things come in small packages and that age-old saying might apply to artworks, too. After all, at a small size you can really appreciate the time and effort artists put into their work — the way they get up close to add little details, the care it takes to draw even one line. “Small is Beautiful,” a group show, will call attention to the process of creating, and guide viewers to paying more attention to how the artists uses his/her hands to create. The show includes small-size sculptures and more from artists like Gustavo Pérez, Ralph Bacerra, Ken Price and more. Head to the opening reception December 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., to see these works up close and consider how much dedication goes into each and every artwork.

Frank Lloyd Gallery
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave., B5B
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 264-3866

About Paper — Couturier Gallery

We might use it to write the most, but paper can work as a useful medium for many artists. Because it can take almost any shape when folded, cut or stacked, the possibilities are almost endless. Check out the permutations of paper use in the group show “About Paper,” which proves you can use the material in plenty of creative ways. Head to the show opening December 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and possible meet some of the participating artists, including include Elsa Mora, Juan Gomez-Quiroz, Jeffrey Nishinaka, Ann Page and more.

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

Juan Muniz — La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Artist Juan Muniz named his adorable bunny-esque character Felipe after a younger brother that passed away. Through different paintings, this cute creature dressed in a bunny suit finds himself in a number of situations — sometimes funny, sometimes a little bloody. But he stays adorable throughout it all and experiences some of the same things we do in our non-bunny lives. To see Felipe’s adventures yourself, head to La Luz de Jesus Gallery to see “Furry Tails” on December 6 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. If you haven’t seen the Las Vegas-based artist’s work before, this is a good opportunity to discover his cutesy creature and maybe even end up taking him home — at least as he exists in the artwork.

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-7667