By Larry Schwingel
Expect eclecticism and creative diversity that takes in Modernism, female artists, Latin American flavors and a good bit more in the Broward County art scene for 2017-18. Here’s a look at some of the bigger venues and what they have in store:
Nova Southeastern University Art Museum: The downtown Fort Lauderdale museum is mounting a major retrospective this season of the work of the seminal American artist Frank Stella. Experiment and Change, which runs from Nov. 12 to July 8, was curated by museum director Bonnie Clearwater and features about 300 300 paintings, relief sculptures and drawings. Stella’s journey from minimalism to maximalism over the past 60 years will be traced.
Another major American artist of a much earlier generation, William Glackens, is on display now through Jan. 14, closing a three-year run. The museum received a substantial bequest of art by Glackens from his son Ira upon his death in 1990, and has regularly featured works by this elegant, talented painter of the Ashcan School. William J. Glackens: A Modernist in the Making contains works from 1896 to 1936, with scenes of city life in the Paris and New York of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit argues that Glackens created a distinctly American modernism by using abstract non-Western compositional components and pursuing a fascination with pattern in textiles and decoration. [954-525-5500; nsuartmuseum.org]
Coral Springs Museum of Art: Mixed-media artist Cory Bennett, whose show Iconic Neo-POP runs through Nov. 18, likes to use images of celebrities and mix them with found media for portraits that have the dual power of the original image and the more chaotic commentary provided by the materials he finds. Running at the same time (through Nov. 17) will be the 46th annual juried exhibition of works by members of the Florida Watercolor Society.
Three solo-artist shows are scheduled to begin Dec. 2. Judi Regal, a watercolorist and oil painter who has specialized in paintings of the Everglades, presents recent work through March 3. Showing at the same time will be an exhibition of photos by the eminent Cuban landscape photographer Luis Castañeda. The Wynwood-based painter Daniel Garcia, whose colorful works evoke Cubism and Francis Bacon, is the subject of a four-week show that ends Dec. 29. [954-350-5000; coralspringsmuseum.org]
Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood: Work by 14 artists is included in Dual Frequency (through Oct. 22), an exhibit showcasing the winners of South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowships. Participating artists are: Raheleh Filsoofi, AdrienneRose Gionta, Isabel Gouveia, Alan Gutierrez, Aramis Gutierrez, Amanda Keely, Jenny Larsson, Robert Marks, Vincent Miranda, Christina Pettersson, Vickie Pierre, Julian Rodriguez, Maria Rosen, and Barron Sherer. Six female artists are featured in the 10th anniversary Girls’ Club show, Change Agents, which features work from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz (Nov. 10-Dec. 7). Participating artists: Leah Brown, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Naomi Fisher, Jullian Mayer, Lisa Rockford, and Frances Trombly.
Three single works on view now through Jan. 7: Full Staff, a flag reading “How’s It Going?” by Jen Clay, which is flying outside the museum; Neon Library, a pair of neon brackets by Amanda Keeley that flank the chandelier in the center’s art reference library; and Decent, a print by Rosemary Chiarlone that shows two feet and a hand trying to push through a glass ceiling. [954-921-3274; artandculturecenter.org]
Stonewall National Museum: The LGBT museum in Wilton Manors presents True Colors: In Our Own Words, Video Stories in Queer America (through Nov. 5), a video installation of documentary shorts created using contemporary platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo. The exhibition was inspired by the stories of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals who have documented their lives. [954-530-9337; www.stonewall-museum.org]
Gallery 2014: The Hollywood gallery is currently exhibiting works the by late Miami artist Purvis Young in the private collection of founders Elizabeth Sanjuan and Kevin Brown. On Nov. 3, the gallery opens an exhibit of paintings by Carlos Antonio Rancaño, a Cuban-American who began his worklife in advertising before turning to art. [954-505-3291; gallery2014.com]
Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA): Exhibit plans for the new Pompano Beach contemporary art center were still being worked out at presstime, but the upcoming Breakable exhibition will focus on ceramics. Artists participating in the BaCA show include Linda Behar, Michael Boroniec, Giannina Dwin, Stephen Futej, Sibel Kocabasi, Anja Marais, Jessica Putnam Phillips, Cherie Saleeby, and Anthony Stellaccio. Painter and installation artist Evan Sahlman’s solo exhibition, which opened Oct. 12, appears in the main galleries until Nov. 25, and the winter art exhibition will run from Dec. 1 to Jan. 26. [954-284-0141; baileyarts.org]
Pompano Beach Cultural Center: Kleur: A Pop of Color (through Oct. 22) takes a look at some contemporary artists and their color choices. Latin American Women Printing (Nov. 1-Dec. 17), offers lithography, book art and other paper works by 15 Argentine artists. Going from old-school to new, Gartel in the Digital Age (Jan. 2-Feb. 18) features images by Laurence Gartel, a pioneering digital photographer who has worked with stars such as Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, and was the official artist for the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Cultura, which runs from Feb. 23 to March 18, is a display of works by young Brazilian artists that takes a look at aspects of the South American nation’s culture and society, including the importance of Carnival. An exhibit devoted to women, No Constraints to Beauty: Our Tenacious Women (March 22-April 26), celebrates major female figures from the worlds of entertainment and politics. [954-545-7800; ccpompano.org]
Studio 18 in the Pines: The city of Pembroke Pines’s studio opens its fall exhibition and holiday sale on Nov. 17; it lasts through Jan. 4. The artists of Studio 18 will offer sculptures, fashion design, glasswork, photography, mixed media, acrylic, and oil paintings. Featured artists are Anna Aguerrevere, Beth Amato, John Antczak, Joni Esser-Stuart, Magdalena Guerra, Christine Jaramillo, Eleanor Leinen, Laurence Levine, Reinaldo Lozano, Christine Lyall, Marielle Plaisir, Juan Prieto, Chaz Rijan-Wright, Alicia Rodriguez, Judith Salomon-Darucaud, Maria Wieder, Dawn Verheylewegen, and Yochi Yakir-Avin. [954-961-6067; www.ppines.com/studio18]