Amma Maria Maiolino,Untitled, 2012. Plaster, acrylic resin varnish, metal table, electrostatic paint, and clay, clay piece: 31 x 47 x 37 cm.

Anna Maria Maiolino

New York

Hauser & Wirth

Anna Maria Maiolino’s work stands out for its elegant aesthetic and gutsy use of homespun processes and materials. Born in Calabria, Italy, Maiolino grew up in Venezuela and Brazil. She and her husband Rubens Gerchman were among the original members of the New Objectivism Brazil movement (Nova Objetividade Brasileira), which exhibited at Rio’s Museum of Modern Art in 1967. The group’s platform included renewed interest in the figure and in Brazil’s indigenous cultures. They were intent on changing the Neo-Concrete and Modernist directions of older Brazilian artists such as Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, and Hélio Oiticica. The 42 works included in Maiolino’s recent show, most of them created in 2013, are notable for their immediacy, intimacy, and range.…see the entire review in the print version of December’s Sculpture magazine.