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

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Photo: Camilo Jose Vergara

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.


Group Show: The Hounds of Love — Cella Gallery

If you like helping dogs in need and you love art, this is your kind of show. In collaboration with the Downtown Dog Rescue, Cella Gallery will host a dog-themed show with an impressive roster of must-know LA artists from the fine and street art world. If you take home a piece, 25% of your purchase will go to the Rescue, which offers free services and strives to rescue dogs from a number of neighborhoods. Expect work from street art names like Vyal Reyes, Blinky, Cache, Shark Toof and even the always-controversial Mr. Brainwash. Ironically, the more feline-focused Cat Cult will also be there so it’s bound to be an interesting night. Head to the gallery from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 7 and since lots of other Angelenos wants to go, send your rsvp ahead of time to We’re hoping they’ll play ‘El Baile Del Perrito’ at least once during the night.

Cella Gallery
1135 Weddington St. #112
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Camilo Jose Vergara — ROSEGALLERY

Coming from Chile to the US, artist and writer Camilo Jose Vergara’s latest book “How the Other Half Worships” mixes interviews with photos, making Vergara a sort of sociologist/photographer hybrid. His upcoming show at ROSEGALLERY, called “By Night in LA” showcases thoughtful photographs of LA structures under the cloak of darkness. The artist has shot some of these locales before, but they take on a different character under the twinkle of street lights versus LA’s usual sunshine. Head to the gallery September 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. for the opening reception of a show in which the photographs might seem familiar – even if you don’t recognize the exact place.

Bergamot Station Art Center
2525 Michigan Ave. G-5
Santa Monica, CA 90404

The What TRIBE Project — Self-Help Graphics

In a multimedia exhibition, a number of artists with many areas of expertise come together to address stereotypes of Native Americans and other people of color. Douglas Miles, Eriberto Oriol, Renelle White Buffalo and more will each contribute to a show that will fight these accepted ideas about race and showcase artistic talent. The show is curated by Douglas Miles, founder of Apache Skateboards and Apache Skate Team and wants the show to be about creating “a positive change for the future.” Head to the opening reception Thursday, September 5 at 7 p.m. to see works of photography, film and more.

Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033