MARISOL: Sculptures and Works on Paper
October 9, 2014 – January 10, 2015
The exhibition at El Museo del Barrio will feature 30 significant works—both sculptures and works on paper. Sculptures in the exhibition will range in date from 1955 to 1998 and will include examples of the various media Marisol used (bronze casting, wood carving,
assemblage, plaster casts, and terracotta) as well as the many themes and subjects she considered (portraiture, including her family as well as famous and anonymous people; women’s roles; Native Americans, the poor, and other disenfranchised people; and art history).
The exhibition will also consider, for the first time, Marisol’s works on paper, which often address the same themes as her sculptures, but with a strong undercurrent of violence and eroticism. The works in the exhibition have been chosen carefully to elucidate Marisol’s artistic evolution, both in terms of subject matter and materials.
This exhibition has been organized by the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee.