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[...]
    Lookingglass Alice @ Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
    July 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – August 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
    Lookingglass Alice @ Arsht Center for the Performing Arts | Miami | Florida | United States
    Experience this modern retelling of Alice in Wonderland when your favorite Wonderland characters defy gravity in this circus-infused marvel for all ages! Journey down the rabbit hole and immerse yourself in Alice’s magical world when[...]
    Alejandro Plaza @ Canale Diz Art Center
    August 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Alejandro Plaza @ Canale Diz Art Center | Moriarty | New Mexico | United States
    Venezuelan contemporary artist Alejandro Plaza comes back to Miami in full force with his first solo show on US ground. Drawn into the artistic world as a teenager growing up in Denmark, Alejandro channeled his[...]
    August 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Naked Closing Reception @ UM Art Gallery @ Wynwood Building
    August 8, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Naked Closing Reception @ UM Art Gallery @ Wynwood Building | Gilby | North Dakota | United States
    ArtsUnited, a nonprofit gay and lesbian arts organization and the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami presents NAKED. ArtsUnited was founded in 1999 in response to the growing need of[...]
    Voleur Performance @ Dimensions Variable
    August 8, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Voleur Performance @ Dimensions Variable | Miami | Florida | United States
    Dimensions Variable presents Voleur (thief), a two day performance by Jamilah Sabur and Andy Robert in conjunction with the last exhibition Sounds Like. August 7 & 14, 2015 at 8 pm for a performance each[...]
    The Collabo Show @ bac / Bakehouse Art Complex
    August 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    The Collabo Show @ bac / Bakehouse Art Complex | Miami | Florida | United States
    The Collabo show, now in its 5th incarnation, has become the closest thing Miami has to a biennial. Being hosted at the Bakehouse for the first time, the 2015 show features over 40 local artists working in collaboration to[...]
    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
    September 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Viernes Culturales
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