State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to LA’s Latino Art Openings

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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.


Group Show: Objectified II – Bleicher/Golightly

Sometimes it’s the subject of a work of art that makes it interesting. If you sat in front of a black canvas what would you paint? The lamp near your bed? That one lamp post outside your house? The possibilities are endless but no matter what the object, it’s the artist’s interpretation that matter. This Thursday, June 20 Bleicher/Golightly will host a show dedicated to objects. “Objectified II” will showcase the talent of artists like Jose Lopes, Douglas Alvarez, Kio Griffith, Airom and more, making for a diverse group both culturally and artistically. The artists came to LA via places like Mexico City and Australia and offer their own artistic twists on objects. Head to the gallery at 7:30 for the opening reception.

1431 Ocean Ave. Suite 1800
Santa Monica, CA 90041
(310) 451-9983



Architecture is Art – LACMA

The next CicLAvia event is here! So if you happen to be biking around with the fam bam or by yourself and decide you need a quick break, stop in at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As part of Andell Family Sundays, the museum will offer a number of free programs to keep you entertained. Art educator Beatriz Jaramillo will be giving tours about LACMA’s architecture in both English and Spanish and artist Gustavo Garcia Vaca – who’s exhibited internationally and worked with artists like graffiti legend Chaz Bojorquez – will talk about how architects sketch. Create your own architectural vision and then go see Metropolis, Chris Burden’s mini-city with toy cars zooming in twisting lanes every which way. The event is gratis and goes from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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

Para Mi Gente Installation – MOCAIf you haven’t been to the Museum of Contemporary Art in a while, you might not know about the two huge, rad Retna murals inside. Titled “RETNA: Para Mi Gente,” the site-specific installation features the trademark style of LA-based, part-Salvadoreño over two huge works called “Para mi gente, los pintores de mi alma” and “the falcon, before and after.” Like with any Retna work, it’s easy to get lost in the work just standing in front of one part. “Para mi gente” includes his distinct symbols – a mix of Arabic, Hebrew and more – while “the falcon” uses shapes and lines to create a piece with fantastic movement. Head to MOCA during regular museum hours before the installation ends August 19. Admission is free Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.

250 South Grand Ave.
Los Angees, CA 90012