Long Island City, NY – SculptureCenter is pleased to announce Erika Verzutti will present a new body of
sculptures and images in her first solo exhibition in New York City. Working between synthetic and
organic materials, Verzutti creates hybrid objects and situations that interrogate relationships between
forms and bodies. Swan with Stage will be on view May 3–August 3, 2015.
The centerpiece of the exhibition, a twelve-foot-tall abstract swan sculpture, functions as monument,
character, and stage. Enclosed by a group of black and white photographs, the sculpture is not only a
prop, but also a co-star in some kind of a play that has taken place. The images feature an actor and
the swan snapped in various moments of drama and comedy, never culminating in a complete
Verzutti’s exhibition is primarily composed of new works, including Swan with Stage and the related
photographic series. In addition Verzutti has remade several of her bronze works, incorporating the color
blue in each revision. Blue is an arbitrary color choice, although the decision to include it is deliberate.
Sharing blue in common, the color creates its own variation, operating differently on each sculpture,
becoming more distinct through its comparison.
Verzutti (born 1971 in São Paulo, Brazil) is based in São Paulo and has had solo exhibitions at the Tang
Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (2014) and the Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil
(2013). Group exhibitions include the 56th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
(2013), the Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2013), and the 11th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon,
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication featuring a text by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter