State of the Art LA: The Week in Latino Art

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Image: José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros, There’s Only One Queen

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.


Laluzapalooza 2014 — La Luz de Jesus

What’s better than cool art? LOTS of cool art. Feed your craving for off-beat, sometimes dark art with Laluzapalooza 2014. The huge group show is celebrating it’s 28th anniversary, originally starting as a show called “Everything but the Kitschen Sync.” If you’ve never been to La Luz de Jesus, it’s a gallery with a lot of legit history as LA’s center for lowbrow art. It’s where artists like Matt Groening and Mark Ryden got their start. Expect fantastical, hilarious, twisted art from artists like Andy Hernandez, Horacio Martinez, José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros, Eric Quezada, Matthew Price and more. Head to the opening reception Friday, March 7th from 8 to 11 p.m. If you miss the opening, the show will stay up until March 30th.

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

The Decade: ALC’s 10 Year Anniversary Show — Think Tank Gallery

The Assembly Line Collective started with six artists and gradually grew to a network of artists from around the world. To celebrate ten years since its very first art show, the group will host an art show with some seriously talented people. There’s the street art prowess of artists like Septerhed, Allison Torneros, Liberated Objects and the fine and graphic art skills of Goni Montes, Wendy Ortiz, Jennifer Healy and others. Plenty for you to discover while grooving to DJs Joe Kay and Aimy Price. The party will take place March 8th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and entrance is $5.

Think Tank Gallery
939 Maple Ave. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(916) 670-3801

Mujeres de Maiz 17th Anniversary Live Art Show — The Vex

Music, spoken word and art collide in an upcoming show put on by the artivist organization Mujeres de Maiz. The group first got together 17 years ago in Highland Park, later publishing a zine and holding performances and exhibits at alternative venues. Their special night will include performances by Maya Jupiter, Iris de Anda, Entre Mujeres and more. Lilliflor art will provide the live art you can browse different vendors in attendance. Head to The Vex on Sunday, March 9th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; entry is a $10 donation.

The Vex
5240 Alhambra Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90032