The first solo presentation in a UK museum, this exhibition by Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti gathers more than 40 sculptures from the past 15 years, alongside new work and a site-specific commission.
This survey draws together key examples of her vocabulary of recurring forms. Often humorous forms are realised in a core set of materials that include bronze, concrete and papier mâché. At times seemingly primordial, the sculptures draw from a range of visual sources, including domestic objects, vegetables, newspaper clippings, internet phenomena, and art history.
In this exhibition, Verzutti’s home country represents important points of departure. In sculptures moulded from jackfruits, which can be considered symbolic of Brazil, she defies the Brazilian modernist tradition, slicing, carving, and sculpting the fruits in a tactile celebration of contrasting surfaces.
Alongside these works are a series of new sculptures made from papier mâché, and a new life-size bronze commission that the artist refers to as...Venus, the mother of all sculpture.
Entrada actualizada el el 30 abr de 2021
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