State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to Miami’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.


AfterHours @ Frost
Reception: October 17, 6-9pm

Midterm exams loom near, but before you set up camp at Green library, swing by the Frost Art Museum. And if you graduated before FIU even had a football team or never even set foot on that campus, After Hours @ Frost is worth the trek as multiple exhibits will have opening receptions, music and refreshments. Ten monumental sculptures representing a diversity of styles comprise the outdoor exhibit American Sculpture in the Tropics. A Tribute to Mike Kelley draws on the rebellious artist’s sacrilegious, surrealist pulp-fiction multimedia works. Fragile Nature–The Florida Artist Series explores the tension between radiant natural elements struggling to survive under the threat of pavement and progress. Get there at 5pm for an informal talk with the artist, Mark Messersmith.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Florida International University
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami, FL, 33199

Illusion, Appearance and Reality – Ascaso Gallery
Opening: October 18, 6-9pm

The work of Jose Antonio Davila can be compared to the austere bodegones of Sánchez Cotán, but it differs from the somber realism of the Spanish still life painter with its bright colors and illogical arrangements. Dimensions run askew, as do the metaphors that surface from the interplay of conscious and subconscious elements. For example, you see a pepper strung on a box—are you looking down at it? Or from the side? And that cat? Where the hell did IT come from? Is this a dream? Or are the barbiturates kicking in?

Ascaso Gallery
2441 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33127

Bird Road Art Walk
October 20, 7-10pm

Grey concrete exteriors give way to eclectic paint-dripped interiors when two dozen working artists open the doors of their studios to the public for the monthly Bird Road Art Walk. This event within the working-class enclave known as “la sowesera” has a distinct feel from the other walks across the city, akin to what the Wynwood walk was like five years ago. Free parking, complimentary shuttle service, food trucks and free flowing wine make for a fantabulous evening in this thriving arts district.

Near Bird Road and the Palmetto Expressway