Erika Verzutti’s works explore the ways in which the insular act of creation becomes intertwined with the physical world. Drawing on both the natural and artificial, Verzutti’s sculptures and reliefs evoke equally the familiar forms they represent, as well as the abstract results of material exploration. Incorporating these once fleeting gestures into their final form, the works remain firmly rooted within a studio practice and have an intimate relationship to their own history, demonstrating the continuously evolving relationship between ideation and process. Erika Verzutti’s (b. 1971, São Paulo) lives and works in São Paulo. Verzutti recently participated in Viva Arte Viva, the international art exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale, curated by Christine Macel (2017) as well as the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo (2016). Past solo exhibitions of her work include Swan, Cucumber, Dinosaur, Pivô, São Paulo (2016), Swan with Stage, Sculpture Center, Queens (2015), and Mineral, Tang Museum at Skidmore College (2014), among others. Verzutti’s work is held in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, Instituto Inhotim, Brazil, and Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Text courtesy Andrew Kreps Gallery.
'Carne Sintética' (Cultured Meat), Erika Verzutti's latest exhibition at Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, features a new series comprising 15 bronze, papier-mâché and clay reliefs that conjure an array of chunky, crunchy and creamy-looking foodstuffs, showcasing the artist's technical skill across a range of media.
For the past couple of years, the arrival of spring has coincided with the transformation of the Centre Pompidou's South Galleries into a laboratory for experiments at the crossroads of art and new technologies.
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