Critic’s Choice for May 2019.

After an unforeseen period of nomadic existence, the iconic artist-run gallery Dimensions Variable (DV) reopens its doors at their new venue (1 NW 79th Street, 33150), conveniently nestled in the Little Haiti District. With the support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Miami Foundation, the gallery reopens on May 11 with three promising solo shows: Arenas y Arenas y Arenas, by Juan Pablo Garza; Untitled: Social Commentary, by Gustavo Matamoros; and Ni Aquí, Ni Allá; by Luz Carabaño.

Juan Pablo Garza. Arenas, arenas. Dimensions Variable.

Hidden in Plain Sight is the title of the collective show presented by Kendall Art Center (KAC) (12063 SW 131st Ave, Miami, FL 33186). Opening on May 17, the show includes the most recent work of Cuban artists residing and working in Miami for many years. They are Ana Albertina Delgado, Adriano Buergo, César Beltrán, Julio Antonio, Sebastián Elizondo, Cedey de Jesús, Musaschy “Niten” Filgueira, Ismael Gómez Peralta, Johems Guiala, Jesús Rivera, and Agustín Rolando Rojas.

César Beltrán. Untitled. Hidden in Plain Sight. Kendall Art Center.

On view at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)Beatriz González: A Retrospective is a most see. This is the first large-scale U.S. retrospective of the work of internationally Colombian artist Beatriz González. With approximately 150 works that spans from the early 1960s through the present, Beatriz González: A Retrospective seeks to embody the full scope of González’s oeuvre.

Beatriz González. Papagayos. Beatriz González: A Retrospective. Pérez Art Museum Miami / PAMM

Where the Ocean Meets is the title of the upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College (MDC-MOAD). Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gabriela Rangel, Asad Raza, and Rina Carvajal the collective show opening on May 25 embraces the pioneering legacy of Lydia Cabrera, and Édouard Glissant, two archetypal Caribbean writers. Where the Ocean Meets is an international group of thirty-six artists and collectives including Tania Bruguera, Wifredo Lam, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, and Jack Whitten, among others.

Tania Bruguera. Destierro. Where the Ocean Meets. Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College (MOAD)

It Only Counts if You Take a Big Piece is the title of the playful show on view at Mindy Salomon Gallery through May 25. The show includes artworks by Super Future Kid, Jennifer Lefort, Jiha Moon and Kiyoshi Kaneshiro. Color, humor, parody, and urban art combine in a sparkling, joyful experience.

Jiha Moon Kimchi, Earthenware, underglaze, glaze, found object. It Only Counts if You Take a Big Piece. Mindy Solomon Gallery.

Open through June 30, Altered States of Consciousness (ASC) is the show presented by Oolite Arts. Curated by Claire Bruekel and featuring the work of the 2019 Oolite Resident Artists Leo Castaneda, Morel Doucet, Alba Fernanda Triana, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Diego Gutierrez, Paloma Izquierdo, Phillip Karp, Nick Mahshie, Jillian Mayer, Ernesto Oroza, Marielle Plaisir, Terence Price II, Jamilah Sabur, Anastasia Samoylova, Misael Soto and Frances Trombly + Lynne Golob Gelfman, ASC focuses around the theme of reality versus ‘alternate’ realities.

Gonzalo Fuenmayor. The seeds of Decadence. Altered States of Consciousness (ASC). Oolite Arts

Miami Art Circuit is happy to congratulate Miamian-based artist Nestor Arenas who has been awarded with the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.

Nestor Arenas. Tropical Landscape. Recipient Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.