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.


Domestic Scenes — Charlie James Gallery

Last summer, we profiled artist Ramiro Gomez, who carefully places cardboard cutouts of nannies and gardeners in the affluent street of Beverly Hills. His characters show up in paintings too, cleaning pools and homes of the wealthy. The artist will present three different series this Saturday, January 11 at his show “Domestic Scenes.” The first series of acrylic on canvas works are re-interpretations of David Hockney’s work, while the second and third series present disrupted images from home magazines and paper notes. Head to the Charlie James Gallery from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. to see the work in person. To find out more about Gomez, check out our artist profile from last year.

Charlie James Gallery
969 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 687-0844

rio grande/rio bravo — Angles Gallery

Ever since he started the project Border Theory in 2012, artist Tony de los Reyes has been turning borders into something beautifully abstract. You won’t explicitly see the rio grande or rio bravo, or any other boundaries or borders. Instead the latest incarnation of this project presents works on linen that suggest the border with delicate lines and colors rendered through fabric dyes. Head to Angles Gallery this Saturday, January 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for opening reception of rio grande/rio bravo. It’s always exciting to see how different artists tackle the issues of immigration and Reyes’ abstract approach makes for one of the most innovative.

Angles Gallery
2754 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 396-5019


LACMA9 Art + Film Lab — East Los Angeles College

2014 already promises some great art shows and happenings and LACMA is kick-starting the year by letting you create some of your own work. The LACMA9 Art + Film Lab is a free art space where you can participate in filmmaking workshops, watch movies and more — for free. The Lab will visit nine different communites and this weekend begins its stay in Monterey Park. Opening night happens this Januray 10 at 6 p.m. and will include live music from Buyepongo and a screening of “Searching for Sugarman.” Check out the Facebook event for more info.

East Los Angeles College Campus
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754