Marisol, 2014 exhibition at El Museo del Barrio
Comprehensive survey of the work of Marisol Escobar, (May 22, 1930-April 30, 2016) a Venezuelan artist, who was born in Paris and worked in New York. The exhibition explored themes of Marisol’s many influences (Neo-Dada, Surrealism, Latin America folk art), her relationship to postwar art and cultural movements (Pop Art, Feminism) and her experimentation with material, her politically charged sculptures, and her identity as a female artist.
Marisol was initially associated with pop, though her interest in humanity would, according to many critics, place her outside that movement. Her personal style became recognizable and from her early exhibitions in the 1950s, won critical praise. The difficulty in placing her in a particular genre is part of what has made her work so compelling to many.
Photo: Woman and Dog, 1964, Wood, plaster, synthetic polymer, taxidermied dog head, and
miscellaneous items; overall: 72 x 85 x 48 inches, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York