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.

Jorge Marin – Reflection and Balance – Couturier Gallery

If you walked near the Museum of Anthropology de la Reforma in Mexico back in 2010, you probably spotted a few outdoor statues of wings and winged figures. They came to life through the talented hands of Mexican sculptor Jorge Marin who will soon show in this city of Angels. “Reflection and Balance” includes sculptures of everything from circus figures to babies. Marin enjoys using bronze to depict movement as he captures scenes like a circus figure balancing himself upside down on a giant ball. Check out his work at the opening reception at Couturier Gallery January 12 at 6 p.m. Circus tent not included.

Couturier Gallery
166 N. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-5557


Mario Ybarra Jr. – Double Feature – Honor Fraser

There’s nothing better than a double feature for film lovers, so art and pop culture fiends will get a treat with Mario Ybarra Jr’s “Double Feature.” The show combines two installations centering around the idea of popular culture, Ybarra’s background and artistic themes. In “Universal Monsters,” the artist takes a look in the mirror at Universal Studios’ ‘20s and ‘60s flicks to create fascinating self-portraits. Speaking of a man in a mirror, Ybarra also screens Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” alongside “An American Werewolf in London.” Then you can pay homage to “Scarface” in “Scarface Museum,” a collection of objects related to the film. Que mas quieres? Head to Honor Fraser for opening night January 12 at 6 p.m. Bring those film buff friends of yours, too.

Honor Fraser
2622 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90034
(310) 837-0191


Artist Conversation – Liz Glynn, Mark Hagen and Ruben Ochoa – LACMA

Taking inspiration from Gabriel Orozco’s sculpture “Lost Line,” LACMA’s “Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection” brings together a wide range of artists working in everything from film to photography. Sunday, January 13 at 2 p.m., three of these artists come together to chat about the show. Liz Glynn, Mark Hagen and Ruben Ochoa meet Art Center College of Art and Design professor Jane McFadden to discuss the show which opened in November and closes February 24. As the recipient of many awards, Ochoa has shown work all around the world and continues to create. Head to the free talk to hear more – no reservations required.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036