3 Can’t Miss Art Exhibits in NYC 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.

Martín Gutierrez: Can She Hear You

Groups of mannequins in chateaus, blush bedrooms with satin sheets and canopy beds, and spiraling staircases lit by handheld candlesticks are some of the installation settings for Gutierrez’ stylized photograph and installation work. The artist also drops in as a model at times to sip a martini in a manicured Victorian garden or interact with her mannequin friends. The work can seem like shoots for a fashion magazine but the images have a subversive quality that aims to challenge gender constructs and the intimate spaces we create for platonic love, romantic love and an array of emotional relationships. There will be an opening reception for Gutierrez’ work this Thursday from 6 to 8pm.

Ryan Lee Gallery
515 West 26th street
New York, NY 10001

The School of Nature and Principle

A cerebral art show involving an exploration between metaphysics and contemporary society is opening this Friday, April 10 at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space. Taking a sect of medieval Chinese philosophical thought that welcomes the irrational and spiritual in the world, curator Emiliano Valdés assembled a group of international artists — many Latin American– to give their artistic explanation (or non-explanation) of life. Artists include Javier Barrios, Tyler Coburn, Regina Jose Galindo, Rodrigo Hernández, Federico Herrero, Akira Ikezoe, Chosil Kil, Catalina León, Gabriel Lester, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, and Yu-Hsien Su, and the reception is Friday from 6 to 8pm.

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Project Space
323 West 39th Street 2nd Floor
NY NY 10018

Cuba Libre!

This exhibit about Cuban political and technological progress comes at a time when the relationship between Cuba and the U.S. has turned a new leaf. This show aims to shed light on Cuban artists who have been offering creative insights into Cuba’s changing status within the international community. The show will be on view until June 21, 2015.

Bronx Museum of Art
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10456