3 Can’t Miss Art Exhibits This Week

Lead Photo: Photo: Graciela Iturbide
Photo: Graciela Iturbide
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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.

Graciela Iturbide in NYC

Famed photographer Graciela Iturbide is in New York this week and we are so lucky to have her. Iturbide’s photography career began when she started film school in Mexico City at 27 years old. She studied under Manuel Alvarez Bravo and went on to create some of the most famous and iconic images Mexico’s diverse subcultures and terrain. She photographed the gender fluid peoples of Juchitan, the cholas of White Fence in L.A., the majestic topography of Mexican land and so much more. She will be gracing us with a lecture at ICP this Friday May 1st at 7pm. Tickets start at $10, and it will so be worth it.

International Center of Photography School
1114 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY

Down East

There’s a pop-up gallery this Wednesday and Thursday at Casa Blanca restaurant on the Lower East Side. This two day show will be on two floors and feature over 40 artists in a wide range of mediums – but most with a New York street art vibe. The shows are curated by local NYC artist Omar Ortiz and will be from 5 to 11pm with an afterparty til who knows when.

Casa Blanca
189 East 3rd Street
Between Avenues A & B

Carlos Rojas: A Retrospective Exhibition

Colombian geometrical abstractionist Carlos Rojas, who has work in international collections, is having his first retrospective in NYC this week. His work is based on natural forms, and speaks to a philosophical understanding of the past, present and future as simultaneous. There will be an opening reception for the show this Wednesday from 6 to 8pm.

Nohra Haime
730 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10019