Serpentine Galleries, London, 02/21/20 - 02/21/20
Exhibition: Luchita Hurtado
Perhaps best known for her canvases offering disorienting and dizzying perspectives on the female body, this exhibition will be the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition, connecting her historic work with recent pieces.
Hurtado was born in Caracas, Venezuela, moved to New York as a child, and befriended leading members of the international avant-garde circles of the late 1930s and ’40s, including Man Ray, Isamu Noguchi, and Wifredo Lam. She later moved to Mexico City, San Francisco, and Taos, New Mexico, before settling in Los Angeles in 1951. Her practice has long been interested in the ways humans relate to the nature that is all around us and the cosmos, a through-line that intensified after seeing early images of planet Earth from space in 1946.