Erika Verzutti’s drawings, paintings, and sculptures represent the denizens of alternative worlds located somewhere between the real and the fantastic. Tropical plants occupy an especially privileged position in the Brazilian artist’s iconography. Formed from bronze casts of bananas, pomegranates, and other fruits, and inhabiting an ambiguous space between representation and abstraction, Painted Lady (2012) has an uncanny anthropomorphic quality. In Venus on Fire (2013), organic forms are endowed with allusions to archeology and ethnography, and given a fertile erotic charge.
Siesta Talks: Art in the Afternoon with Erika Verzutti Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, July 9, 2014 Guests joined Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today exhibition artist Erika Verzutti for a gallery discussion of her works, Painted Lady (2012) and Venus on Fire (2013), totemic bronze structures derived from stacks of common objects. More
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Erika Verzutti Artforum, July 18, 2014 Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti, whose work investigates the role of the natural readymade in sculpture, speaks about her first solo museum exhibition, Mineral. More
Erika Verzutti: Swan with Stage SculptureCenter, New York City, May 3–August 3, 2015 Erika Verzutti will present a new body of sculptures and images in her first solo exhibition in New York City. The centerpiece of the exhibition, a twelve-foot-tall abstract swan sculpture, functions as monument, character, and stage. More
Erika Verzutti: Mineral Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY, July 5–November 6, 2014 A field of bronze, concrete, clay and wax sculptures marks this first solo museum exhibition for São Paulo-based artist Erika Verzutti. More