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

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Image: Sarah Rara,  still from “The Pollinators”

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.


Made in L.A. Music – Hammer Museum

There’s no party quite like an art party. To celebrate its biennial exhibition, the Hammer Museum will host special events featuring booze and music. “Made in L.A.” showcases the work of emerging LA artists; the entire museum becomes about these 35 Angeleno artists and as a result a few of them will walk away with significant awards. There are a lot of fantastic artists involved in the recently opened show and we’re especially digging the work of Juan Capistran who takes on themes like his upbringing in a violent neighborhood. On Thursday, July 17 the museum is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Happy hour will go from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 courtesy of Alex Ebert and friends as well as KCRW DJ Liza Richardson. Best of all — admission is free. Parking is only three bucks after 6 p.m. “Made in L.A.” runs until September 7.

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Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 443-7000

Group Show: The White Album – Richard Telles Fine Art

To reflect on the mysterious, glamorous, ever-changing personality of the City of Angels, “The White Album” will present the work of 19 Los Angeles-based artists. Named after the book and essay by famous writer Joan Didion, the show will explores the mystic qualities and grand narratives of LA’s unique character. With sculpture, paintings, video and performance, the show will also display the talent of artists whose creative process is no doubt influenced by the city’s streets and legends. On Saturday, July 19 head to the opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to see work by artists like Amanda Ross-Ho, Eduardo Consuegra, Jonas Wood, Alika Cooper and more. The opening night will also feature a performance by Semi-Tropic Spiritualists at 6:30 p.m.

Richard Telles Fine Art
7380 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 965-5578


Group Show: Synthesis — Wallspace

The warm summer nights in LA should make other cities jealous. It’s the right kind of weather to do something new. In honor of summer, Wallspace will present the work of more than 50 LA artists. The show will celebrate the unique energy of the season with an opening reception on Saturday, July 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Artists include Patrick Haemmerlein, Ramon Ramirez, CJ Kang, Gary Palmer, Sonja Salinas, Stephanie Visser and more. Oh and one more thing — ”Chopped” winner Taji Marie will be on hand providing something special for the party. RSVP to to attend.

607 N. La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 930-0471