Critic's Choice
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.

  • The School of the Forest @ PAMM / Perez Art Miami Museum
    June 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – August 7, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
    The School of the Forest @ PAMM / Perez Art Miami Museum | Miami | Florida | United States
    PAMM presents a new project by Marjetica Potrč, titled The School of the Forest | Miami Campus. lectures & Workshops on view from June 11 through October 18, 2015. This multi-part endeavor centers on a kind[...]
    NARVAEZ @ Ascaso Gallery
    July 2, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    NARVAEZ @ Ascaso Gallery | Miami | Florida | United States
    Recommended by Art Circuits art critic Elisa Turner: NARVAEZ, Formes and Volumes. “Ascaso Gallery and the Francisco Narváez Foundation have organized this anthological exhibition comprising an ample series of paintings and sculptures elaborated with diverse techniques[...]
    Abstraction and Constructivism @ Durban Segnini Gallery
    July 10, 2015 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
    Abstraction and Constructivism @ Durban Segnini Gallery | Ocala | Florida | United States
    Curated by Dennys Matos: Abstraction and Constructivism: Continuity and Breakdown of Latin American Modernity. A spectacular exhibition with 15 of the greatest masters of Latin American geometric abstraction, to celebrate the work it has carried out in[...]
    Art Talk Abstraction & Construction @ Durban Segnini Gallery
    July 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Art Talk Abstraction & Construction @ Durban Segnini Gallery | Ocala | Florida | United States
    In conversation with Dennys Matos, the curator of the exhibition; Tobias Ostrander, PAMM’s chief curator; Jorge Brioso, professor at Carleton College Minneapolis; and, Jorge Gutiérrez, art critic, curator and cultural promoter. Abstraction and Construction: Continuity and Breakdown[...]
    July 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Viernes Culturales
    August 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    August 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Viernes Culturales
    September 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Coral Gables Gallery Night
    September 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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