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The first major U.S. retrospective on Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes (b. 1960), the exhibition will feature the artist’s large-scale abstract paintings inspired by Brazilian and European Modernism, Baroque forms, popular culture, and the decorations of Carnival. During the early 1990s, the artist developed an unusual painting technique, in which she adhered separate images executed in acrylic paint—such as flowers, arabesques, lace patterns or peace-signs—onto canvases in a style that references collage, graffiti and plastic decals. This practice results in richly textured surfaces that appear prematurely aged. The exhibition will include works produced over the last 25 years of the artist’s career and examine their evolution from softer, more decorative forms to harder-edged abstraction.

Published by: Perez Art Museum
With texts by: Tobias Ostrander, Beatriz Milhazes, Tanya Barson, Paulo Herkenhoff, Luiza Interlenghi
Hardcover, color illustrations, 200 pages
English and Portuguese
ISBN: 978-0989854641

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