By Greg Carannante
City & Shore Magazine
Nostalgia for her lost homeland of Cuba enshrouds the work of Margarita Cano in sacred visions of life and loss. Now in her 90th year, the self-taught, Miami-based artist is celebrated in a life-spanning exhibition at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale through Feb. 13. “Margarita Cano: 90 Years” comprises a life’s work in miniature books, votive portraits, landscape, paintings, prints and photographs — portals into a celestial world illuminated by angels and sea goddesses whose divine presence has long protected the hegiras of Cuban people. Nsuartmuseum.org.
Image: Margarita Cano, The Tumbler, 1997, mixed media on wood, 16 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches
Courtesy NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale © 2021 Margarita Cano