Erika Verzutti, "Tarsila with Orange", 2011, bronze and acrylic paint, photo by Eduardo Ortega © Erika Verzutti. Tate, Lent by the Tate Americas Foundation, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2019

Erika Verzutti’s first solo presentation in a UK museum

(Nottingham, UK)

Until October 31st, Nottingham Contemporary brings the first solo presentation in a UK museum by the Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti. It gathers together more than 40 works from the last 15 years, alongside a body of new work and a major site-specific commission.

Check out bellow a bit about the exhibition from the solo show’s text:

“Sensuous and tactile, Verzutti’s sculptures often seem to sit outside of period and place, conjuring relics or archaeological finds. Realised in bronze, concrete and papier mâché, they draw from a range of sources – from vegetables and household objects to newspaper clippings and imagery found online. They take a playfully omnivorous approach to art history, quoting and reimagining works that stretch from Brancusi to Brazilian modernism, or from Picasso back to the palaeolithic.

Verzutti groups her sculptures into what she calls families, such as ‘Animals’, ‘Turtles’, ‘Cemeteries’ and ‘Missionary’. Her ‘Brasilia’ series, and the current context of the artist’s home country, are important points of departure for this presentation – for example, in the various sculptures of cut and sliced jackfruit. In recent years, this pleasure in process has led to new forms and ways of making, such as the wall reliefs presented here. These hefty apertures carry the imprint of the artist’s fingers, and explore the point at which painting and sculpture meet”.

To read more about it, click here.

Erika Verzutti’s solo show
From May 22nd until October 31st, 2021

Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB
Tue – Sat, 10am to 6pm, & Sun, 11am to 5pm
Tel. +44 (0)115 948 9750
info@nottinghamcontemporary.org



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