Elisa Turner's Picks for SUMMER 2015
Summer Pioneers & Pleasures
Rich reminders of pioneers transform summer. Don’t miss “Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise” at Wolfsonian-FIU: remarkable objects produced by pioneering artist collective at Harriott Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, women’s college of Tulane University. Besides ceramics, there’s metalwork, textiles, jewelry, photography, reflecting far-sighted effort begun before women could vote in U.S. At Lowe Art Museum, see “Glexis Novoa: Emptiness,” spotlighting Cuban-born Glexis Nova, who’s long distinguished Miami’s art community, particularly with beautifully detailed renderings of dream-like urban architecture. Geometric elegance prevails in photographic art by Leo Matiz and Ramon Laserna in “Abstracting the Grid” at m+vArt, smartly pairing modernism and contemporary art. With “Narváez: Figures, Forms, and Volumes,” Ascaso Gallery offers retrospective of Venezuelan sculptor Francisco Narváez, whose historic break with academic figurative tradition led toward art more focused on formal concerns.