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 – C.A.V.E. Gallery

Spanish artist Skount makes some sick work. We mean the kind where you stand in front of a piece for five minutes just taking in all the little details. His fantastical characters wear costumes that look like indigenous garb in Guatemala or Mexico, all bright color and dizzyingly awesome patterns. Skount actually takes inspiration from Spain’s classical theatre and the playwrights he read helped his imagination grow. If the pieces look like something out of a dream to you, that’s no coincidence as Skount believes strongly in the power of dreams and thinks “they are not just a message.” See his intriguing work this Saturday, June 29 at a show in C.A.V.E. Gallery that will also feature LA artist John Park – known for similarly trippy scenes – and London artist Pure Evil. Get ready for some pretty surreal work from the trio, with the opening party starting at 6:30 p.m.

C.A.V.E. Gallery
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 450-6960



Katharsis: Fundación Televisa’s Photography Collection – MOLAA

Are you a lucha libre fan? Then boy have we got a show for you. The Museum of Latin American art teamed up with the Photography Collection of Fundación Televisa for a unique show that follows lucha libre from its beginnings. The Fundación started in the ‘80s and resulted in the first ever Photography Museum in Mexico. It all happened thanks to the iconic Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo, who managed to gather more than 3,000 pieces. On Saturday, June 29th you can witness some of those pieces for yourself without leaving the country. Broken into different areas of lucha libre – among them Ladies of the Ring for all the chicas out there – the exhibition will explore the impact of the lucha libre world. Maybe it’s time to dust off that luche libre mask sitting in your closet.

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

Sebastião Salgado – Peter Fetterman Gallery

If you know photography, you know the name Sebastião Salgado. The brazilian photographer knows how to shoot amazingly compelling photographs – no matter where in the world he finds himself. Known for photojournalistic work, he’s traveled to almost any country you can think of to snap some seriously awe-inspiring photographs. His work might seem journalistic but it serves as an inspiration for anyone pursuing photography because of Salgado’s command of the camera and talent for framing a photo – all in black-and-white. This Saturday, June 29 you can check out his work from the series Genesis, shown for the first time in the United States. For the project, Salgado traveled to 32 different parts of the world, all tied together by the fact that they contained natural places and unique cultures left untouched by modern society. See the black-and-white photos during the opening from 4 to 7 p.m. before they leave Los Angeles.

Peter Fetterman Gallery Bergamot Station #A-1
2525 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 453-6463