State of the Art LA: The Week in Latino Art

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Image: Chaz Bojorquez

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.


Art Talk and Slide Show with Raoul de La Sota — Avenue 50 Studio

Avenue 50 Studio’s current show displaying Raoul de La Sota’s work should definitely be on your radar for a number of reasons. First off, Raoul boasts a lot of experience in the art scene and was the first Chicano to receive a Fulbright fellowship. The works he created for “El Camino: A Journey” show his willingess to mix mediums in exciting and awesome ways; take for instance an impressive 30 by 30 inch piece made from fabric, acrylic paint and dirt. The title of the show refers to the Camino de Santiago in Spain which he and his wife visited. Each work refers to an experience during these travels. To hear Raoul talk about his experience firsthand, head to Avenue 50 Studio on Saturday, May 31st for a special talk from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N. Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 258-1435

Soccer’s Current Standing in American Sports — LACMA

We know you’ve got World Cup on the brain. If you haven’t checked out LACMA’s soccer-themed show “Fútbol: The Beautiful Game” this weekend might be a good time. The museum is hosting a panel called “The Upcoming World Cup in Brazil: Soccer’s Current Standing in American Sports” that will feature the show’s curator, Franklin Sirmans, along with other soccer-savvy people like author and English professor Jennifer Doyle. The event will kick off with a lecture by Andrei Markovits, a professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies. Basically, it’s an opportunity to learn more about the history of soccer and talk about its current standing in the world of sports. Head to the museum to see the talk Sunday, June 1st at 1 p.m. “Fútbol: The Beautiful Game” will be on display until July 20.

5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90036
(323) 857-6000


California Locos — Red Pipe Gallery

Five native Angelenos join forces for a unique show that reflects the graffiti, music and more of LA’s subcultures. “California Locos” pays homage to the artistic contribution of Chaz Bojórquez, Dave Tourjé, John van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom and Gary Wong. The opening reception will feature a documentary screening, poster-signing sessions and a performance by Norton Wisdom to music by Los Savages. The show is an awesome opportunity to see new works by these artists and see the unique parts of Southern California that inspire these artists. Head to the opening reception on May 31st from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The show will be on display until June 28. We’re guessing a lot of awesome people will show up for the opening night so keep your eyes open for notable art world peeps.

Red Pipe Gallery
978 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 663-1296