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.
Artist Mincho Vega aka Borish will be showing work at Fresthetic in South Williamsburg as part of the Grand Street art month where many small businesses are hosting art shows. Many of Vega’s works are portraits of people of color tattooed with ancient indigenous symbols and odes to the horrors of colonization. His work recognizes the evils of colonization while centering indigenous ancestry and alludes to the immovable tenacity of cultures that refuse to die out or assimilate. Check out his powerful work. It will be up at Fresthetic until December 6th.
552 Grand St
The artist Dan Hernandez, who creates Sega meets religious Byzantine mash-up paintings, has new works to add to his Genesis series in a show at Kim Foster Gallery. Angels and other Biblical figures spout lasers in what look like theologically themed video game landscapes. Saints tower over flattened sceneries of warring populations, the figures as big as the chapels and cathedrals they fight amongst. The show opens this Thursday November 18th and stays up until December 24th.
Kim Foster Gallery
529 West 20th St
Natalia Arias: Class of 2015
Natalia Arias: Class of 2015 is a series of photographs depicting dolls that have been customized by children. Lipstick is added, hair is cut off, clothing is altered etc. The photos are a way to examine the psychology of aesthetic revisions, through what children do to their first canvases. The opening is this Tuesday from, November 17th from 6 to 8pm.
Nohra Haime Gallery
730 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY