3 Can’t Miss Art Exhibits In NYC This Week

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Welcome to Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latino 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.

The Illusive Eye

In a new exhibit, Museo del Barrio is challenging prior curatorial projects by museums such as the MOMA, that aimed to define the range of kinetic and op art without ample consideration of Latin American influences. This show highlights the contributions of over 50 kinetic and op artists from 17 different countries in Latin America. The show also brings out referential aspects from Egyptian and Eastern mysticism that only surface when you include the Latin American dynamic. The show will be on view until May 21st, and there will be a curator led tour through the exhibit Tuesday, February 16th from 9:30am to 11am.

El Museo del Barrio
Fifth Ave
New York, NY

Remnants: New Work by Sara Jimenez

Sara Jimenez, a former contestant on Bravo’s reality show ‘Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,’ is having a show of new work at Brooklyn Wayfarers. This show of work is a collection of sculptures and works on paper that question what has been left out of our historical narratives. Jimenez creates her work exploring the nature of memory using weathered, oxidized or aging texts and images from a Spanish colonial history that relates to her Filipino background.The opening is this Friday, February 19th, otherwise, the gallery is only open on Sundays from 1 to 5pm.

1109 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Regina Silveira

Brazilian conceptual artist Regina Silveira will present new work using the mediums of experimental printmaking and large scale installations. A room full of vinyl frogs (referencing the Biblical plague) plaster the walls and floor of the gallery space in her installation ‘Amphibia.’ Other pieces evoke dream-like illusions or employ her long term interest in the study of shadows (skiagraphia.) There is an opening reception for the Brazilian artist this Thursday, February 18th, from 6 to 8pm at Alexander Gray in Chelsea.

Alexander Gray and Associates
510 West 26 Street,
New York NY 10001