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.

  • Intimate Strangers @ Mindy Solomon Gallery
    May 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Intimate Strangers @ Mindy Solomon Gallery | Miami | Florida | United States
    Intimate Strangers is an installation of Christina A. West’s boldly colored figurative sculptures, which aim to highlight a sense of isolation within society. Using scale shifts as a metaphor for psychological distance, the figures range[...]
    May 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Viernes Culturales
    May 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Richard Merrick Works' Auction @ Coral Gables Museum | Coral Gables | Florida | United States
    Richard Merrick, brother of Coral Gables founder and developer, George Merrick, studied at New York’s famous Art Students League under the tutelage of some of America’s greatest artists – George Luks, John Sloan, Robert Henri[...]
    Victor Deupi @ Coral Gables Museum
    June 5, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Victor Deupi @ Coral Gables Museum | Coral Gables | Florida | United States
    Through June 17: Victor Deupi – Edificios y Paisajes (Buildings and Landscapes). An Exhibition of Architectural Drawings, Watercolors and Oil Sketches. Victor Deupi is a Cuban American architect and architectural historian dedicated to promoting representational painting as[...]
    Unique Book Opening Reception @ MDC Museum of Art + Design
    June 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Exhibition on View: May 8 – August 16: The book, Downtown Miami: The Ground Beneath Our Feet, An Artists’ and Writers’ Collaboration is a project of Word + Image Lab (WAIL), a group of artists[...]
    June 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Viernes Culturales
    July 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Viernes Culturales
    August 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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