3 Can’t Miss Art Exhibits This Week

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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.

Vision Quest: Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski and Sheena Rose

Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski and Sheena Rose are showing their magical feminine mythological renderings at MoCADA’s new exhibit titled ‘Vision Quest.” Moleski’s work is a visual imagination of the intersections between femme, queer, Puerto Rican, African diasporic, and American qualities. Her work visualizes those concepts as futuristic entities embodying power and a range of beauties that reject Eurocentrism. The allusions to feminine solidarity and innate female wisdom in her figures are strong and compelling. You don’t want to miss the opening this Saturday, Feb 7th, from 6 to 9pm at MoCADA where feminism, art, and the quest for alternative visions will intersect.

MoCADA – Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art
80 Hanson Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

La Lucha : Quisqueya & Haiti One Island

Hispaniola is the 2nd largest island in the Caribbean and home to two nations: The Dominican Republic and Haiti. These two nations have a complicated historical relationship, one that this art show La Lucha would like to see addressed through visual arts, spoken word poetry, and music. ‘La Lucha: Quisqueya and Haiti One Island’ would like to instigate a dialogue in order to celebrate the similarities and differences of the Haitian and Dominican cultures while helping to spark some ideas about improving education, working conditions, and other social ills on the island. 27 artists from both sides of the island will be sharing their work. Come add to the conversation yourself or just sit back and enjoy some Caribbean art this Friday, February 6th at Rio’s Penthouse from 6 to 9pm.

Rio’s Penthouse Gallery
10 Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY 10032

Juan Fontanive

Juan Fontanive literally makes art machines. His work requires looking and listening to the kinetic sculptures he creates with motors, gears and a host of other materials. The video of his art piece Timelines A shows a wall of multicolored rectangles like gigantic cupcake sprinkles spinning in controlled bursts of speed. Chirping birds accompany the repetitive motions and make the experience sort of calming and meditative. His other video works are equally entrancing. Fontanive has a solo show opening this Friday, February 6th from 6 to 9pm at Y Gallery, so stop in for a look at his new creations.

Y Gallery
165 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002