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.


Domonique Echeverria Performance

Hailing from the Bay Area, Domonique Echeverria describes herself as a “gypsy glam rocker drag queen trapped in a real woman’s body.” Echeverria is a fashion designer, “costumer,” and host of glamorous parties. She’s putting on a show this Thursday, December 12th, from 7 to 9pm at Strange Loop Gallery. Will it be a fashion show? An art show? It’s probably a mix of both. Either way she says it’ll be a “wild journey.” Artwork from Mexico City artist Miriam Castillo will also be on the walls. Strange Loop is a comparatively new Lower East Side gallery that shows non-traditional artists, particular queer and outsider art. So head to Strange Loop this Thursday for a lush mix of art, fashion, and fun.

StrangeLoop Gallery
27 Orchard Street NY, NY 10002

Tracking the South Bronx: Carlos Ortiz

While the Bronx was experiencing urban turmoil in the 1970s with the decline of property value, rampant arson and landlord abandonment, Carlos Ortiz was snapping photos of the South Bronx community he called home, documenting the decay. He even told the story of the South Bronx in a documentary The South Bronx: An Undeclared War. This is the first exhibit of his photographs at Centro since Ortiz’s death in 2008. Beyond documentation, the photos tell a story of beauty through corrosion, the intrinsic loyalty Ortiz felt to his community and the area’s eventual renewal. The exhibit will run through February 1st.

Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños
Hunter College, CUNY Silberman Building, Room 122
2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY 10035

Connectivity: Ties in the Grind

This performance will blend the visual arts with music, theatre, video, plus a bit of spoken word to create an act that expresses the chaotic habits that emerge from living in New York City. The show is the first installment of a three-part event called the “City Series: A multi-arts experience through urban life.” The performance is Thursday, December 12th, at 7pm. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 at the door.

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Education Center
107 Suffolk Street #312
New York, NY 10002