State of the Art LA: The Week in Latino Art

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Image: Luis Hidalgo artwork

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.


Luis Hidalgo — Steve Turner Contemporary

In this day and age, art can be anything from a mural to a projection to an installation. Part of the fun is walking into a gallery and not really knowing what you’re going to see. The art of Luis Hidalgo uses another surface you might not expect — mirrors. The Cuernavaca-based artist creates digital paintings on mirrors that change when you look at them every which way. He will showcase the works in his solo show “Artifical Pulse,” an exhibition that will explore the line between reality and the artificial or virtual. Head to the opening of the show on Friday, March 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to see some his unconventional pieces.

Steve Turner Contemporary
6026 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-3721

Un Femme Du Monde — The Airliner Nightclub

International Women’s Day happened on March 8 but that doesn’t meant the celebration of mujeres should stop. Here to keep the celebration going is an event that will showcase not only original art but live music. Un Femme Du Monde will display work from male artists showing their appreciation for women. Among the participating artists are Hector Solis, Miguelito Calaveras, Nino R. Mejia, Bobby Vasquez and more. You can check out their art while hearing tunes from bands like Black Market Underground, Figured Out and Citizens in Peril. We can’t fit all the talent in here so you’ll have to check out the event for yourself — head over to the Airline Nightclub Friday, March 21 at 8 p.m. to join the festivites. The event is 21+ and entrance is $5.

The Airliner Nightclub
2419 North Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 221-0771

Eric Oliver, Marisabel Bazan and Mike “Torquato” deNicola — haleArts Space

haleArts Space hopes to showcase the work of emerging artists, those with experience or just starting out. If you haven’t been to the venue before, this weekend is a great chance to check out the work of artists Eric Oliver, Marisabel Bazan and Mike “Torquato” deNicola. Eric creates abstract works that explode wtih color. Marisabel’s butterflies also make use of color, with some outlines of butterflies holding no hue except at their very center. Mike creates complex, abstract works on everything from paper to boards with strange bird-like heads and skulls popping up from time to time. Head to the opening reception of this group show Friday, March 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to see the works for yourself.

Hale Arts Space
2443 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-8038