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.


Oswaldo Maciá: A Laboratory of Cynical Perception

Have you ever been to an art show where the art was infused with scent and smelling was encouraged? Well, smell is one of the senses Colombian artist Oswaldo Macía is inviting you to use in his exhibit at Henrique Faria Fine Art Gallery. The two main pieces, ‘Cynic’ (2013) and ‘Empty Smoke’ (2013,) combine wildlife sounds from remote parts of the world with unfamiliar, antique smells revived from the International Flavors and Fragrances scent library. Who knew such a thing even existed? Either way, sounds like a fun time. The sensorial indulgence will be at Faria gallery until October 26th. Smell it while you can!

Henrique Faria Fine Art Gallery
New York, NY 10065
35 East 67th St. 4th Floor

Artists’ Talk : Body Shop @ Museo

Elan Jurado’s work ‘Spew’ (2010) is safe to say the most jarring piece in El Museo’s Bienal. The video documentation shows a naked Jurado on the floor of a bright white room with several black bottles on his periphery. He takes a bottle and fills his mouth with the thick black liquid, possibly paint. Then, contracting his body, he violently ejects the liquid from his mouth, blackening the room with his spew. His performance is an exercise in testing the limits as the body as a machine. Jurado along with Paula Garcia, Sara Jimenez, and Kaitlyn Redel will discuss the piece and its conceptual references to the body as it relates to performance art this Wednesday, September 18th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Café in Museo del Barrio.

Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029

Cristóbal Lehyt : Iris Sheets

A vertebral connection of wooden logs soaked in red Chilean wine is the unavoidable centerpiece of Cristóbal Lehyt’s solo show at the Americas Society gallery. In addition to the monstrous skeletal-like structure, Lehyt created a mural derived from conceptual portraits of strangers the artist encountered during travels. Lehyt, who is originally from Chile, produced work responding to this specific gallery space and it’s mission– to showcase art of the Americas since the 1960s. The show was curated by Gabriela Rangel and Christina De León, and will run through December 14th, 2013.

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-8950