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.
Javier Piñon: Octopussy
Octopussy is a show of fantastic collage work by artist Javier Piñon who has captured my art-loving heart. His work involves several of my favorite things: collage, the female form, and sea creatures! Jellyfish, seashells, the blue beachside and squid are all involved. In his collage work, the varied textures of coral reef wonderlands are juxtaposed with nude bodies grasping at octopi, starfish and the occasional snorkeler. In the pictures, clams have become vanity chairs for aquatic muses basking among bubbling sea life and blankets of jellyfish pose no threat. As a viewer, one cannot help being drawn into these sundream fantasies. This art is candy for the eyes, so get your art fix and visit Pavel Zoubouk galleries by October 11th.
531 West 26th Street
New York, NY
Mononymous Cololmbian artist Juamberom has a photo essay up at New Century Artists Gallery in Chelsea where he explores the building facades in urban cities across Latin America. He looks at architecture in Barcelona, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Quito, and Washington and delves into the diversity of their construction. The reception for the show is Saturday September 20th at 6pm. The show will only be up a short time until September 27th.
New Century Artists Gallery
530 W 25th St. Suite 406
A Feather in Each Hand
A Feather in Each Hand shows work from two New York-based artists Esperanza Cortés and Michael Pribich. In her work, Cortés’ likes to touch on folk art traditions, art rituals, music and dance of Latin America and the Caribbean. Her work is a lot of sculpture and installation and uses material such as glass beads, natural stones, wood, clay, and many other mediums. Artist Michael Pribich from Northern California says his work is informed by social justice issues and attempts to turn a critical eye to the status quo. His piece in the show “Infinite Labor of the Cosmic Race” is a large installation attached with human hair. Catch the reception Friday September 19th from 6-9pm in Spanish Harlem.
Taller Boricua @
Julia de Burgos Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Ave,
NY, NY 10029