Welcome to Remezcla’s guide to the can’t miss Latino art openings and events in your city. 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.
Power / Beautiful
Some powerhouse names in street art like veteran artists Lady Pink and Lady Aiko are part of an all-woman group show in the South Bronx that opens this Saturday July 9th. Other internationally working artists Scotie, Ananda Nahu, Julia Yu-Baba and Gloria Zapata also have work in the show. WallWorks is the gallery space hosting the exhibition and is owned by well-known graffiti artist John CRASH Matos. The space aims to showcase art in the Bronx. The show will be up until August 10th.
39 Bruckner Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10454
Gabriel de la Mora: Sound Inscriptions on Fabric
Mexican artist Gabriel de la Mora is a visual artist who uses found objects and ephemera such as shoe soles, hair, and egg shells to create artworks that highlight the miniscule functions of everyday things. His show at the Drawing Center will be a collection of 55 vintage radio speaker fabrics, and is meant to cause the viewer to ponder the flux of ideas, advertisements, news and music that flowed through those fabrics when they were in use. The opening reception for the show is Thursday, July 14, from 6 to 8PM, and will be up until September 2nd.
The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
New York, NY, 10013
Pia Camil: Slats, Skins, and Shop Fittings
Pia Camil is a Mexico City-based artist who recently exhibited in the New Museum’s lobby. Her work references the landscape of Mexico, creates dialogues around commerce, and experiments with audience participation. In this show she uses the slat paneling found in dollar stores in Mexico to create sculptures reminiscent of American minimalist paintings. She also creates bust masks that look like jewelry displays, in a play on the politics of consumerism. The opening reception is July 7th from 6 to 8pm and will be on view until August 12th.
Blum & Poe, New York
19 E. 66th Street
New York, NY 10065
Ruben Natal-San Miguel has curated a show of photography that explores what it means to be American. Given the charged xenophobic rhetoric of this election year and a certain presidential candidate’s challenge to the idea of what it means to be American, this show comes at a good time. A range of photographers will visually give their two cents on the range of aesthetics that make up what an American is and looks like.
Station Independent Projects
138 Eldridge st, Suite 2F
New York, NY
Danny Lyon: Message to the Future
The iconic American street photographer Danny Lyon has his first retrospective at the Whitney, where he exhibits photos documenting social and political themes. In addition to photographing the Civil Rights Movement, Texas prisons, the destruction of historic buildings of lower Manhattan and biker gangs, Lyon spent time in Latin America. The show includes many street shots of Colombia and its people. His work will be on view until September 25th.
99 Gansevoort St,
New York, NY 10014
Carlos Chavez: The Musical Construction of Modern Mexico
This art exhibit tells the story of Carlos Chavez, a modernist composer who developed compositions heavily influenced by indigenous Mexican cultures. His most popular symphony was Sinfonía India and used native Yaquí percussion instruments. He is seen as important to music in Mexican history as Diego Rivera was to muralism. You can see the exhibit until October 31st.
Galería Octavio Paz
27E 39th St
New York City, NY 10016 United States
Una Sola Voz
Oscar Lopez Rivera is a Puerto Rican nationalist and political prisoner being held by the U.S. due to his involvement with the FALN (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional.) He was convicted in 1981, and since then many organizations have petitioned for his release. 46 artists in this exhibit reflect on his life and imprisonment with artwork at the Clemente. The work will be on view until July 28th and is in collaboration with the Loisaida Center and Taller Boricua Gallery.
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk St,
New York, NY 10002