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.


Gabriel Figueroa — Cohen Gallery

When you go to the movies today, you can walk a story with awesome 3D effects and realistic CGI-invented creatures. But decades ago, moviemakers dealt with much different technology that sometimes required a different kind of focus. Iconic filmmaker Gabriel Figueroa dedicated his time to studying individual frames of the films he shot from the 1930s to the 1980s. He became one of the most important names in Mexico’s Golden Age of Film and now you can see some of the materials he touched before creating a film. On September 19 at 7 p.m., Cohen Gallery will hold an opening reception for “Gabriel Figueroa: Photographs from Mexico’s Golden Age of Film,” a show that will include a huge archive. Head to the space to discover Figueroa’s work and learn more about at time when filmmaking was much different than today.

Cohen Gallery
7354 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-5525

The Urban Landscape — Autry National Center

Los Angeles gives tons of inspiration to many an artist, so it only makes sense to dedicate a day to the awesome urban landscape. It’s a place that’s birthed a number of creative works from music to art to writing and this Wednesday, September 18, people from different background will come together to celebrate that awesome quality. The day will feature appearances from artist John Valadez, punk musician and Alicia “Alice Bag” Armendariz, writer Josefina Lopez and more. Tickets are $40 for Autry members and $50 for non-members and the event goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-2000 ext. 380

Jaime Zacarias AKA GERMS — Vincent Price Art Museum

To merge more than one style is a talent that makes for some great art. South Los Angeles native Jaime Zacarias, also known as GERMS, combines the influence of graffiti and surrealism into his wickedly cool pieces of art. On September 21st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can check out the opening reception for his show “La Luz de Germs” at the Vincent Price Museum. The museum will display four lamp sculptures and three new, never-before-seen paintings. The lamps — made of wood, glass, pleather and more — are Floating Luchador Floor Lamp Sculptures which looks kind of like black, skinny jellyfish wearing lucha libre masks. You can check out GERMS’ work at the museum until December 7.

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