3 Can’t Miss Art Exhibits This Week

Lead Photo: Credit: Lola Álvarez Bravo
Credit: Lola Álvarez Bravo
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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.

Women Pioneers Mexican Photography I

Tina Modotti, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Kati Horna, Mariana Yampolsky, Colette Urbajtel, Lourdes Almeida, Cristina Kahlo, Graciela Iturbide and Flor Garduño are the Mexican photographers centered at Throckmorton gallery’s newest show. Thriving in the heightened artistic climate of post-revolutionary Mexico, Tina Modotti and Lola Alvarez Bravo helped lead the way for female photographers working in Mexico. The others continued to carve their own paths with iconic images of the land, objects, and people of Mexico. Some of these names you might recognize, and others you’ll come to learn are a necessary addition to your bank of art historical knowledge. You have until November 14th to see the show.

Throckmorton Fine Art
145 EAST 57th St, 3rd floor
NY, New York 10022

Flores en Fuego

Roses, gardenias, and calla lilies rendered as if they were embroidered on a canvas are the subject of Jet Martinez’ large scale paintings. He has a solo exhibition of the intricate flower works that reference Mexican amate paintings. Amate or bark paper has an ancient history that precedes the Aztec civilization where it was used for rituals, record keeping, and clothing. Paintings made on amate paper today are vibrant environments with flower, animal, and natural motifs. You can see Martinez’ paintings at the opening reception for his show at Joseph Gross gallery this Thursday, October 8th, from 6 to 8pm.

Joseph Gross Gallery
548 W 28th Street

Nicolás Dumit Estévez : Performing the Bronx

This survey exhibition documents the performance art of Dominican-born artist Nicolás Dumit Estévez. His performances are based on the everyday experiences and commonalities of life that define who we are as an individual and member of society. In his piece ‘Born Again: A Lebanese-Dominican Dominican York’, he asked two native Bronx residents to baptize him as an official Bronx resident or “Bronxite” in the waters of the Bronx river. The show compiles ephemera, video, and photographs from past projects. Attend the artist reception this Wednesday, October 7th from 6 to 8pm at Casita Maria Gallery.

Casita Maria Gallery
928 Simpson Street, 6th Floor
Bronx, NY 10459