Photo: ‘This is Not A Dream’ by Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros
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.____________________________
Summer nights in Los Angeles can result in a number of memorable adventures so why not do something artsy? Head to the Museum of Latin American Art for the series “Murals Under the Stars,” an event where historical murals are projected in their original size onto the outside of the museum. On these walls, you can experience master works and this Saturday, August 3rd, the event will center on legendary muralist Diego Rivera. Head to the museum at 8 p.m. to watch Gregorio Luke present Rivera’s murals in all their glory. Visit molaa.com to purchase tickets.Museum of Latin American Art 628 Alamitos Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 437-1689
Cinderella kissing Snow White. Pinocchio injecting himself with drugs. Not your ordinary Disney scenes, these little vignettes make up the hilariously disturbing work of Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros. The artists convincingly re-creates Disney characters, using the same color schemes and style in the original cartoon world. Except he gives them a distinct twist which can make you giggle or squirm. For DisHollywood, his show opening Friday, August 2nd, the artist will put Disney and Hollywood into conversation. Expect raunchy art that pushes the envelope and leaves your wondering certain things. For instance — in a different world, would Snow White actually be an alcoholic?La Luz de Jesus Gallery 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Robert Vargas Mural
If you know the Downtown Los Angeles art scene, chances are you know the name Robert Vargas. The LA native creates his distinct works often during the Downtown LA Art Walk, using bars of black oil to create dynamic portraits. He’s oftentimes noted that his mixed heritage of Mexican Indian and Native American contributes to his style, a fluid and graceful yet powerful aesthetic. The artists recently finished a huge mural on Spring and 6th streets, turning a plain building exterior into the canvas for a portrait of a woman. Swing by Downtown LA to witness the mural firsthand — it’s a great example of the artistic energy constantly flowing through Downtown’s veins.