Image: Emilia Garcia
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.____________________________
Did you swing by the Museum of Latin American Art to see their current show on Frida Kahlo yet? If not, this week you can see “Frida Kahlo, Her Photos” and also sip on a cocktail while chatting with other art lovers. During “Of Frida, For Frida and By Frida” you can celebrate all things Frida with LGBTQ members from the Long Beach area. The night will feature drinks, music and gallery tours. Sounds like a great way to pay tribute to the awesomeness of Kahlo’s art and personality. The party goes down Thursday, May 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free for members, $15 for everyone else. For those that can’t make the party, the show will stay up until June 8th.
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
LA-based artist Salomón Huerta has quite an impressive list of shows in major institutions. The artist is most well-known for his portraits of people, especially his works that show only the back of someone’s head. For his solo show at Christopher Grimes Gallery, the artist will show new work in a bit of a different direction. But judging from “Brenda” — a nude portrait of a woman with cascading hair — this solo show will still showcase Salomón’s knack for creating arresting portraits. Head to the opening reception on May 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to see the work for yourself. The show will stay up until June 28.
Christopher Grimes Gallery
916 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
In Aztec mythology, a deity by the name of Coatlicue takes her name from the phrase “the one with the skirt of serpents.” To pay homage to the deity, a group of artists from Mexico to Los Angeles will showcase their work. Participating artists include Sandra Uribe, Emilia Garcia, Monica Alfaro, Alejandro Palos and many, many more. The night starts off with a dinner and includes a screening of a film by Lourdes Portillo. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and goes ‘til midnight with spoken word by Andrea Arenaza and tunes by De’Anza Paredes and DJ Mujer Luz Luna. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10. A portion of proceeds from the event will go toward the Natalie Lizeth Lopez Scholarship Fund and organizations that work to end femicide in Juarez. Click here for more info.
Echoes Under Sunset 1310 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 446-5466