Miami museums and other art spaces are spotlighting local artists in spring. Nina Johnson gallery exhibits Tom Scicluna from May 4 to June 2. Works made with found materials from around the gallery, such as iron security grills in various stages of patina, comment on current gentrification. Its title, a fictitious, adjacent address, “6319 NW 2nd Avenue,” also references development. PAMM follows Miami-based Dara Friedman’s retrospective with another first-time, extensive survey by a local artist. Transmission, alchemy and transcendence are central to “william cordova now’s the time: narratives of southern alchemy” from April 27 to October 7. Cordova, a Peruvian, challenges traditional Western typologies through a range of media (pictured, 2003 Badussy). Textile artist Laura Marsh’s wacky, immersive installation, “New Havens,” is on view at Locust Projects through June 9.
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