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.


Fútbol: The Beautiful Game — LACMA

No you’re not dreaming. This is really an art show about fútbol. Get yourself even more excited about the Brazil World Cup by checking out fútbol-related works from artists like Oscar Murillo, Miguel Calderon, Carolyn Castaño, Kehinde Wiley, Andy Warhol and more. There’s gonna be everything from video to sculpture to photography – the arty-est homage you’ll ever see to this beloved sport. The show is up until July 20 so you’ve got plenty of time to visit before the World Cup.

5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90036
(323) 857-6000

Jaime Zacarias aka GERMS — La Luz de Jesus Gallery

We really dig the work of South LA artist Jaime Zacarias, also known as GERMS, and if you missed his previous shows now’s a good chance to see his work. Expect luchador masks with Surrealism and Dia de Los Muertos twists — the scenes feel like complicated nightmares that are somehow still fun and colorful. Head to La Luz de Jesus Gallery on February 7 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the opening party.

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

Rafa Esparza — Vincent Price Art Museum

Artist Rafa Esparza doesn’t confine himself to one medium. He creates installations but also does performances. He draws and paints. Each piece feels distinctly purposeful and clever, like his performance “el regalo” in which he burned a copy of “Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism.” In an outdoor installation called “love birds” he creates birds made out of Nike Cortez and socks and places them in the urban environment. If all this intrigues you, check out his new show “they spent their time doing nothing. they let intimacy fuse them” opening February 8th. Head to the opening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and prepare for something unique and unexpected.

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