State of the Art LA: The Week in Latino Art

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Image: Gabriel Kuri’s Wheelbarrow of Christmas Ornaments

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.


Gabriel Kuri — Regen Projects

Mexican artist Gabriel Kuri talks about themes that we can all understand — consumerism, excess and capitalism. For his first exhibition in Los Angeles, Kuri will bring his process into the Regen Projects gallery. The artist uses found materials and consumer objects to create complex, oftentimes shiny sculptures. His conceptual works ask us to really think about all the stuff we use and the effect their accumulation has on our society and individual outlook. If you don’t want to dig that deep, Kuri’s works are beautiful to look at just on a surface level, too. Opening reception is May 24th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Regen Projects
6750 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(310) 276-5424

FISH Benefit Arts and Music Night — UCLA

For an event where you can hang out and check out art while also helping a good cause, check out the FISH Benefit Arts and Music Night. The organization FISH — which stands for Fellowship for International Services and Health — is a group of UCLA students that makes trips to other countries to help communities by offering health resources. The student-run group has been taking health clinics, at no cost, to Macolovio Rojas, Mexico and will hold this Arts and Music Night to raise funds. The night will feature live music, food and an art auction. Head to the UCLA campus on Friday, May 23 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. to give back to the organization.

UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(209) 914-8275