Siesta Talks: Erika Verzutti

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Erika Verzutti, Venus on Fire, 2013. Bronze, 140 × 63 × 63 cm, edition 3/3. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund 2014.54 © Erika Verzutti

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Siesta Talks: Art in the Afternoon with Erika Verzutti

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

Hovering between abstraction and figuration, Erika Verzutti’s (b. 1971, São Paulo) enigmatic sculptures often assume sensuous forms suggestive of animals or vegetation, particularly plants native to tropical regions. She embraces the appearance of accidental breaks, scratches, and stains to achieve familiar yet still disturbing effects. Included in Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today are Painted Lady (2012) and Venus on Fire (2013), totemic bronze structures derived from stacks of common objects. In this exhibition tour, Verzutti reflects on a practice that references sculpture’s history while representing a world between the tangible and the fantastic.

Tickets are free for students with RSVP. General audience tickets are offered at a discounted rate of $8 thanks to support from UBS.