Lehmann Maupin Presents POLVO by Adriana Varejão, Now thru 6/21
For her fifth exhibition with the gallery, Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by one of Brazil's leading artists, Adriana Varejão. Through painting, sculpture, installation and photography, Varejão addresses themes of colonialism, miscegenation and anthropology in Brazil, one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Varejão will be present for the champagne reception & opening tonight, April 24, 2014.
Varejão's newest body of work, Polvo, expands her exploration of miscegenation-the mixture of races-with a series of self-portraits that highlights the spectrum of interracial identity in Brazil, where historically race has assumed a social and cultural function. Varejão often uses the term mestizaje, as it embodies the concept of miscegenation, though indiscriminate of the combination of ethnicities.
Varejão's first solo museum exhibition in the United States will take place at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston in November 2014. The exhibition will feature a survey of her work from 1988 to 2014, including paintings from the Polvoseries.
For more information on Adriana Varejão, please contact Marta de Movellan at Lehmann Maupin on +1 212 255 2923 or visit www.lehmannmaupin.com.
April 24-June 21, 2014
540 W 26th Street, New York
PRESS PREVIEW - Wednesday, April 23rd, 10AM-12PM
CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION - Thursday, April 24th, 6-8PM