Alison Jacques Gallery is delighted to present our first solo exhibition of new works by Erika Verzutti. Fluctuating between materiality and absence and between social structures and formal structures the artist sees sculpture as something that can exist as easily in domestic and public spaces as it can in phone screens or embedded in human gestures. Verzutti’s works are at once painting and sculpture, challenging preconceived notions of both practices. While many works in the exhibition focus specifically on the human form, the artist’s interest also lies in the way colour interacts with these forms.
Erika Verzutti was born in 1971 in São Paulo and her work has been exhibited in numerous international exhibitions. She was included in group exhibitions such Cruzamentos as at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio (2014), 34o Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (2015); Alimentário, arte e construção do patrimônio alimentar brasileiro, OCA São Paulo (2015); Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); the 56th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art (2013); the Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2013); and the 11th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2011). In 2012 Verzutti had a solo exhibition at the Centro Cultural São Paulo and participated the following year in the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, curated by Daniel Baumann and Tina Kukielski. In 2014 Verzutti was the focus of a solo exhibition curated by Ian Berry, at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, New York. In May 2015, Verzutti had a solo exhibition at The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, curated by Ruba Katrib. Private and institutional collections of her work include the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, the Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, and the Colección Cisneros in Caracas, among others. Erika Verzutti lives and works in São Paulo.