LA: Three Can’t-Miss Latino Art Exhibits This Week

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Image: Salomón Huerta

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.


Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla — REDCAT

For their first presentation in Los Angeles, artist Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla will spare no detail. The two artists based their work on the story of two elephants, Hans and Parkie, who reached the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. The elephants, however, were spoils of war and in that same year a group of musicians decided to play a concert to see if they could communicate with the bones. This was back in 1798, but this weekend the artists will re-enact the live performance minus the vocals. The artists will give a talk this Friday, June 27 at 6 p.m. before beginning their performance at 8 p.m. If you can’t make that day, the performance will also take place Sunday, June 29 at 4:30 p.m.

631 West 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 237-2800

Annual Print Fair and Exhibition — Self Help Graphics

For one day only, all you print aficionados can gather together during an awesome event thrown by Self-Help Graphics. For your picks, you’ll have work created by Self Help artists over the past two years; among them are fine art prints from artists like Salomon Huerta and Angel Villanueva. Daniel Gonzalez also crafted a special commemorative Dia de Los Muertos print. It’s a great event not just for collectors but anyone that loves art and wants to support up-and-coming artists. The event kicks off Saturday, June 28 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. More than a couple hours to find a great new print to take home or just check out some amazing artists.

Boyle Heights City Hall – Community Room
2130 East 1st Street
Boyle Heights, CA 90033


Hive Happening: Circus, Circus — Hive Gallery & Studios

We’ve been to openings at the Hive Gallery before and let’s just say they’re not your average art event. For starters, the space really does resemble a hive. It seems to never end and there are tons of people buzzing about, checking out the art. When you round each corner you happen upon awesome artist after awesome artist. What’s not to love? The gallery will host a circus-themed shindig this Saturday, June 28th from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Expect lots of unique happenings like a fashion show from Blacklickorish Latex and a performance from the LA Bellydance Improv Academy. There will also be live painting and the gallery encourages creative folks to bring their own supplies and create their own masterpieces there. The event is totally free so long as you RSVP here or our their Facebook page.

The Hive Gallery & Studios
729 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 955-9051