3 Can’t Miss Art Exhibits This Week

Lead Photo: Alisa Henriquez, “Resolve”
Alisa Henriquez, “Resolve”
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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.

Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa

Given the recent Oscar win by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu, what a perfect time it is to celebrate and explore Mexican art films. Museo del Barrio is opening a new exhibit centering on the films made by Gabriel Figueroa, a cinematographer who was essential in forging Mexico’s golden age of cinema. The opening will be this Wednesday March 4th. Clips from many of his films are on Museo’s website here. Check ’em out before heading to the exhibit where work by Figueroa’s contemporaries like Luis Bunuel, Sergei Eisenstein, Edward Weston and Tina Modotti will also be on display.

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10021


The opening reception for a show of Argentinean women artists will be this Thursday, March 5th at Artemisia gallery in Chelsea. Artists in the show are Alejandra Seeber, Adriana Minolto, Dolores Furtado, Elena Dahn, and Marcela Sinclair. The gallery represents contemporary international artists. Elena Dahn in particular has some unconventional sculptures that do not require pedestals but instead protrude and drip from the walls. The reception is from 6 to 8pm.

Artemisia Gallery
530 W 25th 4TH Floor
New York, NY 10011

Alisa Henriquez: Floaters

Alisa Henriquez combines images from glamour and pop culture to create mixed-media collages. There are layers of abstract design, then sudden pops of recognizable images that reflect ideas about gender, beauty, history and the self. The opening reception is Thursday, March 5th from 6 to 9pm.

A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street #228
Brooklyn, NY 11201