3 Can’t Miss Art Exhibits This Week

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Welcome to 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.

Boys of El Barrio: The Original Latino Fan Club

Fine art and historic ephemera documenting the Latino hustler life in and around 1980s Times Square gay bars is being shown at Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian art. Along with this historical content, will be the film work of Dana Bryan who captured the life of underground XXX Latino hustler communities as opposed to the “All American” stereotype that had been overused in pornography during that time. An opening reception for the show will be this Friday from 7 to 9pm and will have affordable prints, posters, clothing and more.

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

Juan Muñoz

Sculptor Juan Muñoz is regarded as one of the most esteemed sculptors of Post-Franco Spain. In his installation at Marian Goodman you will see a collection of different sculptures of the same life-sized man. He has different expressions and is positioned differently, but most of the sculptures seem to be smiling in mid-conversation, suggesting unfolding action. There will be a reception for his exhibition Tuesday December 9th from 6 to 8pm.

Marian Goodman Gallery
24 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

"I Can Love You Better" by Kenny Rivero

Taking its name from a 1997 Mary J. Blige record, this exhibition constructs a familiar space for artist Kenny Rivero, who grew up in Washington Heights. Rivero uses paint chips collected from his childhood home and in his paintings that are part collage, oil, acrylic and use other objects. The images also bring in Afro-diasporic religious practices as influences. The show opens December 12th.

Shin Gallery
322 Grand st.
New York, NY 10002