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.


Frida Kahlo: Her Photos — MOLAA

No amount of time could pass that would make artist Frida Kahlo’s work less interesting — or make her any less of a badass. If you love Kahlo as much as we do, the Museum of Latin American Art is offering a rare glimpse into a set of photographs that could give some intimate insight into the artist. “Frida Kahlo: Her Photos” show her love of photography, which she also used for her work. You can check out 200 of these images at the museum, split into sections like Diego’s Gaze and Friday’s love. Head to museum on Saturday, March 15 from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. for the opening reception. Admission is $20 for non-members. The show will stay on view until June 8.

628 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-1689

Paseo de los Melancólicos — LAXART

The name Paseo de los Melancólicos belongs to a path that led to Franco’s bunkers during World War II. That area has fascinated LA-based artist Patricia Fernández who has spoken with people who were part of this history. The artist has recreated these stories and the unique space in the gallery using everything from woodwork to painting. Fernández’s art is steeped in history but even if you didn’t know the story behind her works, her art still draws you in aesthetically. Head to the opening reception Saturday, March 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to see the the work for yourself.

2640 S. La Cienega
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 559-0166

Artist Talk for Mujeres de Maiz — Tonalli Studio

Last week we wrote about an art show put on by Mujeres de Maiz, a group of activists. The anniversary show was only the beginning of a series of events that these women will put on throughout LA. If you missed the last event at Vex, this Saturday, March 15 you can check out an art show with work from women of color. “Ofrendas of the Flesh” will host its opening party on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show features art from artists like Andrea Vargas, Seema Nanda, Gladis Alejandre and more. The event is totally free and all ages.

Tonalli Studio
4539 E Cesar Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 793-7609