State of The Art is 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.

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After the Object

The work of six Mexican artists are brought together in a show closing soon on July 31st at Y gallery. ‘After the Object’ is a theme attempting to show works that push the viewer to consider the process and transformation and art object undergoes before and after its arrival at an exhibition site. Marela Zacarias, who recently created a sculptural mural at the Brooklyn Museum, has a piece in the show entitled ‘Slowly He Moves,’ an interpretation of the swing using familiar and unfamiliar characteristics. Other artists in ‘After the Object’ include Mauricio Limón, Quirarte + Ornelas, Omar Rodriguez-Graham and Moza Saracho. Part of sales from the exhibit benefit Project Paz, an organization that promotes peace and raises awareness for the alarming state of affairs in Juarez, Mexico. Don’t forget the show closes on Wednesday, July 31st so hurry on to LES to catch some contemporary work from Mexican artists.

Y Gallery
165 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

Summer Reading

A contemporary art gallery in the Bowery will be a public art book lounging universe through August 24th. The Hole has been transformed into a reading haven where you can peruse art books, catalogues, magazines and the like. Fine art that addresses the state of print media and its lurking death, the sex appeal of readers, and the physicality of books are explored on the walls of the gallery. More than 30 artists are participating in the space’s metamorphosis. Take a break from the heat, rain, humidity or whatever is happening this summer to recline in comfy furniture with an art book at The Hole in the Bowery.

The Hole
312 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

The Future is Now

A collection of urban contemporary artists bring music, technology, street art, performance and stimulating visuals to ‘The Future is Now,’ a group show that opens this Thursday, August 1st, at the The Highline Loft. More than 100 artists are involved including Remezcla’s previously profiled artist Indie 184. The opening reception is Thursday from 4-11pm and the party continues into an all-day event Friday and Saturday from 10am to 11pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. There will also be musical performances by Ralph McDaniels, Todd Sines Live, and experimental art band Gray whose former members included Basquiat and Vincent Gallo.

The Highline Loft
508 West 26th St Suite 5G
New York, NY 10001