Erika Verzutti will be the subject of a solo exhibition at The Hessel Museum, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, US. The exhibition will study the artist’s practice over a 15-year period of melding traditional and vernacular materials to create sculptural forms with rich associations spanning the historical to the philosophical.
Many lines of inquiry—studies of art history, of being, of the natural world, and the cosmos—underlie Verzutti’s practice. Dissimilar elements are often combined in her works which hang evocatively between figuration and abstraction. Allusions to human, animal, and plant life merge with references to architects and artists such as painter Tarsila do Amaral, landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, and sculptor Constantin Brâncuşi, among many more. […]