Image: “Nocturne” by Dan Hernandez, Genesis 2014 exhibit
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.___________________________
I’ve literally never seen a mash-up of intellectualized art history aesthetics with a video game subject twist in a painting before. War, lasers and gigantic Madonna monsters set in a medieval or fantastic landscape provide the fodder for this exhibit. Artist Dan Hernandez’s paintings intertwine religious, mythology, and pop culture iconography in pieces that are elaborate and really fun. This is a guy I’d really love to meet. The name of the show is a double reference to the Biblical Book of Genesis but also the Sega Genesis, which helped propel the creation of narrative video games. The exhibit opens Thursday March 27th.
Kim Foster Gallery
529 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
A group show of contemporary Mexican photographers will be on view at the Mexican Consulate of New York through May 2nd. The show gives a wide range of current photographic realizations in forms that span the medium: journalism, photographic series, installations with photographic elements, abstract photography and more surrealistic imagery. Artists include several photographers we have covered in previous State of the Art columns. The photographers are Alejandra Regalado, Antonio Tovar, Delilah Montoya, Max Aguilera-Hellweg, Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez, Sofia Garfias, Luis Delgado, Patricia Henriquez, Javier Carmona, and Elizabeth Moreno. The artists will be giving a talk this Wednesday, March 26th at 7pm.
Octavio Paz Gallery
Consulate General of Mexico in New York
27 E. 39th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10016
Edison Zapata and Romina Gonzales from Venezuela and Peru respectively, work together to create glass sculptures that have an inherent imperfection during their production. The glass pieces are made for functional or decorative purposes, and have a gorgeous experimental quality that makes each piece one-of-a-kind. Zapata and Gonzales’ approach to glass sculpture really challenges traditional glass-making practices and gives the viewer an alternative perspective as to what makes a glass sculptural design work. You can see their creations March 27th through May 17th. The reception will be Thursday March 27th from 6 to 9pm.
Agnes Varis Art Center
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217