Sept. 19, 2014 – Jan. 18, 2015
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.
Highlights from the Exhibition
Press Release: First Major U.S. Survey of Work by Artist Beatriz Milhazes Opens at Pérez Art Museum Miami in September 2014
On September 19, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will present the first major U.S. survey of works by Brazilian abstract artist Beatriz Milhazes. On view through January 11, 2015, "Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico" will feature over 40 large-scale paintings, collages, and screenprints from the past 25 years of her career.
Press Release: PAMM Announces Inaugural Exhibition Schedule
The selection and presentation of artists, collections, and commissioned projects for PAMM is guided by the Museum’s mission to create dialogues across and through local, regional, and international contexts and to emphasize artists and projects that engage with traditions from the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.