State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to NYC's Latino Art

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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.


Manny Vega, long time native of Spanish Harlem and New York City mosaicist and muralist, will be giving a talk at Museo del Barrio this Wednesday, August 28th, from 6:30 to 7:15pm in the museum’s galerías. Vega recently unveiled his blue ‘Espiritu’ piece realized in mosaic tiles at 105th and Lexington avenue. This mosaic was created in conjunction with Los Muros Hablan, the urban art festival that had its finale this past Saturday. Although, the festival has ended, the murals are indefinitely placed. Aside from Los Muros Hablan, Vega has devoted his life to being a promoter of the arts and participating in public beautifying projects. The talk at Museo will center on spirituality in his work, so take this chance to hear a Spanish Harlem original talk about his work.

Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave (at 104th St)
New York, NY 10025

Three Americas

Three artists from three different parts of the Americas, (Peru, Costa Rica and New Mexico,) show their work as painters converging in a medium yet juxtaposing very different styles. Holly Wood, Gioconda Rojas and Juan Raúl Machaca de Aquino have coincidentally showed their work together a number of times despite their highly divergent techniques and aesthetic. Wood’s parodic caricatures, Rojas’ light and understated forms, and Machaca de Aquino’s energetic color palettes give you a diverse atmosphere of the realization of visual art. The show closes September 15th.

Grady Alexis Gallery @ El Taller Latino
2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10025

Shie Studio

Shie Studio’s premiere exhibit reuniting once estranged brothers, Shie Moreno and Adonys Moreno Millan, is closing this Saturday, August 31st. Both artists will be showing work in this brand new space in Soho along with street and subway culture legend COCO144. Shie Moreno and COCO144 reign from New York, while Adonys Moreno Millan brings his work from Havana, Cuba. Like the trio from the Three Americas show the discernment of forms and even content are quite different in each artists’ work, but the pieces play off each other in an interesting way. Don’t forget the show closes Saturday so make it out before the initiatory show for Shie Studio is taken down.

Shie Studio
143 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012