Tanya Bonakdar Gallery presents a solo exhibition titled “Children of the Earth,” by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto. This will be the artist’s first exhibition in Los Angeles since 2003 when he installed a one-person presentation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Pacific Design Center. In 2007, Neto’s work was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. His work is part of major public collections on the West Coast such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.
Ernesto Neto, Installation view of GaiaMotherTree, Zurich Train Station, Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland, 2018, Photo: Mark Niedermann
Over the past three decades Ernesto Neto’s work has explored the construction of social spaces and the natural world. One of the most influential artists of his generation, Neto has become known for his immersive environments of color, fragrance and sound, and for his use of materials such as hand-dyed fabric, spices and shells.
Born in 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, the artist continues to live and work in Brazil. His work has been the subject of major museum exhibitions worldwide. Recent highlights include Ernesto Neto: Sopro (Blow) a large-scale survey of the artist’s work at the São Paulo Pinacoteca, Brazil (on view through July 2019 and traveling to the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina and to the Palacio de La Moneda Cultural Center, Santiago, Chile); GaiaMotherTree, a site specific installation at the Zurich Train Station in collaboration with the Foundation Beyeler (2018); Water Falls from my Breast to the Sky, a site-specific permanent installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2017). For more info about this artist visit the gallery’s website.
What: “Children of the Earth,” Ernesto Neto
Where: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles, 1010 North Highland Ave., LA, 90038