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

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Image: Picinic by Lisa Ohlweiler

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.


Kotolan 45 Vinyl Record Release Event — Arts District Flea Market

There are two things that go extremely well with art: live music and booze. To experience this glorious trifecta, you might want to swing by the Arts District Flea Market this weekend. Head to the space to check out groovy tunes by Kotolan, a band that makes music with a mod and soul twist. Oh, and the band includes a keytar. On Saturday July, 26 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. you can help the band celebrate the release of its new 45 record. While you sip on a cocktail, you can also check out art from Modern Multiples which will feature Richard Duardo and Michael Hope. The event is free and all ages.

Arts District Flea Market
453 Colyton St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Marcela Armas — MOLAA

The work of Marcela Armas deals with everything from meaning-making to social relations to urban structures. But these themes all relate to issues that many people understand either on a firsthand basis or from living in a certain place. Take for instance her intriguing piece “Resistencia,” which explores the heated debates and tense relationships related to the Mexico/U.S. border. In fact, Armas uses a filament that causes the installation to create a heating resistance. It’s a direct and captivating way to creatively a tension that is very real to many Latinos. Starting July 26, you can see this piece and others by Armas in MOLAA’s project room. Her work will stay on display until January 18, 2015.

Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-1689


24/7 (still life) remix — Cohen Gallery

If you ask any art history buff what a still life looks like they might describe a table with a fancy tablecloth, fruit, silverware and wine glasses. Yet this classical scene is still evolving today and the show “24/7 (still life) remix” argues that artists are getting more conceptual with the idea of the still life. This is the second part of the show and will showcase the talent of 11 artists working with different mediums and themes. Judging from the preview images, these are definitely not the still life compositions in your average art history textbook. Head to Cohen Gallery on July 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to see the work of artists like Katie Johnson, Heather Rasmussen, Vincent Ramos and more. The show will stay up until August 30.

Cohen Gallery
7354 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-5525