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.

Manuel Ocampo: The Corrections

Artist Manuel Ocampo has altered older works made and influenced by the race riots of 1992 in LA. He photographed these works, rearranged their elements, silkscreened the new images, then painted over them. The new work references the racial issues of our recent historical past but scramble those details to create a relevant portrayal of the current state of affairs regarding police and racial discrimination in the U.S. Hooded figures on horses, skeletons, and Catholic imagery also reference the Spanish colonialist period of the Philippines, his native land. There will be an opening reception for the work this Thursday, January 8th from 6 to 9pm at Tyler Rollins in Chelsea.

Tyler Rollins Fine Art
529 West 20 Street, 10W
New York, NY 10011

Winter Group Show

The winter group show at Joseph Gross Gallery will include some notable and talented artists such as Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada and Jet Martinez. Martinez recreates Oaxacan designs of flowers and alebrijes — brightly colored fantastical creatures created by artisans in Oaxaca. His renditions of embroidered roses are stunning. Rodriguez-Gerada, an OG New Yorker, started working in the streets altering advertisements in ways that elicited social commentary and critique. His work today retains those political elements, but he has diversified his medium using sculpture, charcoal, murals and printmaking as well. The show continues until January 31st.

Joseph Gross Gallery
548 W. 28th st. suite 243

Raíces de Felicidad

Visit Taller Boricua for Raíces de Felicidad, a retrospective of ‘La Generación de los 50’ a collective of Puerto Rican master printmakers. The iconic movie, event, and music posters are cultural and historical artifacts that were part of an attempt to preserve Puerto Rican legacy in the arts. While you are there, please pay respects to the recently passed former executive director of Taller Boricua Fernando Salicrup who passed on the first day of the new year.

Taller Boricua
1680 Lexington Ave
NY, NY 10029
New York, NY 10001