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 like sea nymphs suspended among billowing fabrics are the subject of Spanish artist Aldara Ortega’s underwater photographs. The glamorous female forms resemble human goldfish with swirling watercolored tails. The photos have a fashion aesthetic given the artist worked as a model and in fashion as a way to fund her artistic career. On Wednesday October 15th you can see the large scale photographs of glistening bodies in reflecting pools from 6 to 9pm at NH3 Gallery.
NH3 Gallery @ Splashlight
One Hudson Square
75 varick street 3rd floor
New York, NY 10013
Felipe Mendez (the man behind some of our favorite Mexican restaurants La Superior and Cervecería Havemeyer) has recently launched a new gallery in Williamsburg called La Fabrica, which exclusively features work by Mexican artists. The current show at La Fabrica features 8 artists working in a diverse set of mediums: video, egg crates, 99cent sweaters, optical illusions, clay and more. One piece in particular, a video piece by Adela Goldbard, documents the ignition of an elaborate lifesize helicopter that’s actually a giant firework made from pyrotechnic materials. Other artists in the show are Gabriela Galván, Rodrigo Alcocer, Alejandro Almanza, Alva CalyMayor, Livia Corona, Mauricio Limón, and Aline Shkurovich.
198 N 4th street
Alberto Borea: We Are All Gone
Y gallery in LES is showing the work of Peruvian artist Alberto Borea. One of the featured pieces is a bird cage attached and protruding from the wall in an odd sideways position. The cage’s wire bars have been cut and pried open as if what was previously held captive in the cage liberated itself. Borea’s work traditionally has political allusions and deals with historical and cultural exchanges. His work will be up at Y gallery until November 18th.
165 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002