DORCAM Celebrates Women’s History Month

Written By Sergy Odiduro
March 17, 2023 at 1:03 PM

“Women of Vision”: Edith Monge, Valeria Yamamoto, Carol Damian PhD , Ninoska Huerta, Mayor Christi Fraga, Sydia Reyes, Dr Flor Mayoral, Carolina Sanllehi, Gloria Lorenzo. Image courtesy DORCAM.

A new exhibit at Doral Contemporary Art Museum has been launched in celebration of Women’s History Month.

“Women of Vision” will be on view through March 31st at CityPlace Doral and features the artwork of 13 women.

The artists showcased include Genevieve Claisse, Corina Hoher, Carola Bravo, Gloria Lorenzo, Valentina Bilbao, Lynn Kislak, Miriam Costanza, Sydia Reyes, Adriana Dorta, Carolina Sanllehi, Ivonne Ferrer and Valeria Yamamoto.

Marcelo Llobell, the museum’s director, said that over the years, their Women History Month’s exhibition has made its mark in the city of Doral.

“For Doral, it’s become a signature event because at that time [of its inception] it was the only event for women,” he said. “It’s very important for the community and every year we change the theme and the curator.”

Serving as this year’s curator is Ninoska Huerta with text for the exhibit written by Carol Damian, PhD.

Nela Arias-Misson: “Homage to Goya”, 1961. Image courtesy DORCAM.

The theme is geometric abstraction. Several avenues of this are explored through expressionism, mathematical, and figurative pieces. The artwork also embodies a variety of colors, textures and materials such as metals and ceramics, and are particularly present in the exhibits’ three-dimensional pieces. The bulk of pieces, however, share a commonality in that most are sourced from artists in South Florida.

“This group of 13 women represent the different ages, techniques, styles and mediums,” said Huerta. “They represent the development of women in the art world from the 20th century to the present time. They are different, but all of them work with geometric and abstract work. They are really amazing pieces.”

Nela Arias-Misson: “La Table a Botte et Lampe”, 1966. Image courtesy DORCAM.

Of particular note are two paintings by Nela Arias-Misson: “La Table a Botte et Lampe” and “Homage to Goya.”

Arias-Misson, an abstract expressionist painter and sculptor from Cuba, is a celebrated international artist and former student of Hans Hofmann. She is known for her refreshing approach and outlook on modernism and abstract art. Her vision is woven throughout a body of work that is quite expansive as she nearly lived to the age of 100 but passed away in 2015. Llorbel urged fans of Arias-Misson to stop by soon, as her paintings will be moving to their new home at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Spain.

“Those pieces that we are showing are going into the permanent collection of one of the most important museums in Europe,” Llorbel said. “So this is the last opportunity to see them in South Florida.”

What: “Women of Vision” exhibition for Women’s History Month
Where: 3535 NW 83rd Ave., Suite# 123, Miami, 33122
When: Through March 31st, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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