3 Can’t Miss Art Exhibits This Week

Lead Photo: Teresita Fernandez
Teresita Fernandez
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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.


Teresita Fernandez

Along with a public art installation Fata Morgana at Madison Square Park, Teresita Fernandez is having a solo show of new sculptural works at Lehman Maupin gallery in Chelsea. Fernandez uses the details of malachite mineral rocks from the Democratic Republic of Congo to draw parallels to a sublime landscape in rural Cuba called the Viñales Valley. The show features images of the Viñales topography blending seamlessly with the magnified minerals. Clay sculptures that reference naturally-occurring limestone towers and cave interiors from the Cuban landscape are also pieces in the show. The artist will be present for a reception Friday, November 6 from 6 to 8PM.

Lehman Maupin
536 W 22nd Street


Boundless Reality

Alessandro Ciccarelli, View of Rio de Janeiro, c. 1840, 1811–79, Italy. Oil on canvas, 56.5 x 81.3 cm. Courtesy of The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection.

The production of broad, majestic landscape paintings of the Latin American terrain boomed in the mid to late 19th century after the wars of Latin American independence from Europe. The 150 works of art in this exhibit were made by a mix of native-born Latin Americans and travelers from Europe and the United States. All pieces are from the The Patricia Phelps De Cisneros Collection and will be exhibited at two locations: The Americas Society and the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art gallery at Hunter College. You can attend the opening reception this Friday, October 30 from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue at 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery
68th St between Park & Lexington


In Transit/Liquid Highway

Scherezade Garcia. In Transit/Liquid Highway, installation view at Miller Theatre Lobby, Fall 2015.
Photograph by Gerald Sampson.

Dominican artist Scherezade Garcia has created a mixed-media installation along the walls of the lobby of the Miller Theatre at Columbia University. Garcia’s art makes references to the movements in migration narratives, particularly alluding to the flux of Dominicans between the Caribbean and New York. In the piece, Garcia uses printmaking techniques as well as hand drawings. You can see In Transit/Liquid Highway until June of next year.

Miller Theatre — Columbia University
116th St. and Broadway