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.
Homar: Art Binding Ties from Puerto Rico to NYC
Lorenzo Homar is considered to be one of Puerto Rico’s most talented graphic artists and his legacy and oeuvre are being honored at The Silberman School of Social Work in their new gallery space this week. Homar spent time in New York working as an apprentice designer for the House of Cartier and taking painting classes at the Pratt Institute. He even studied under the Mexican muralist Rufino Tamayo before moving back to Puerto Rico to work for Puerto Rico’s Department of Community Education and El Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. The work on view will be donated works of art as well as archival materials and video from an oral history conducted in 1983. The opening is this Thursday, May 14th, from 6 to 9pm. The event will also include a panel on Lorenzo Homar and the Puerto Rican diaspora.
Silberman School of Social Work
2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY 10035
Internationally recognized Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles will be in town for his opening this Friday at Galerie Lelong in Chelsea. He will re-show his 1991 installation piece ‘Amerikkka’ which is a tilted roof of golden bullets that aggressively face a floor constructed of wooden eggs. The viewer can feel the tension between the juxtaposed elements, which allude to the violent extremism in the history and “founding” of “America.” Meireles is known as one of the pioneering Latin American conceptual artists, who made art political and social. The show will also include never before seen work. The opening reception is this Friday, May 15th from 6 to 8pm.
528 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
This show at Ludlow Studios is a 3-day pop-up exhibit and will feature work by contemporary Venezuelan artists: Ángel Marcano, Arnoll Cardales, Aureliano Parra, Carmela Fenice, Cipriano Martínez, Deborah Castillo, Diana Rangel, Emilio Narciso, Esperanza Mayobre, Hayfer Brea, José Vívenes, Juan Iribarren, Leonardo Nieves, Lucia Pizzani, María Virginia Pineda, Muu Blanco, and Nelson Pon. The show’s opening will be My 13th from 7 to 10:30pm but you can view it at the gallery May 13th, 14th and 15th from 2 to 10pm.
40 Ludlow street
New York, NY