Lucia Laguna: neighborhood

Edited by:

Isabella Rjeille

Texts by:

Bernardo Mosqueira; Fabiana Lopes; Isabella Rjeille; Marcelo Campos

Capa dura, 18,5x24,5cm, 136p, inglês, MASP, 2018


ISBN 978-85-310-0057-7

This catalog accompanies the exhibition <em>Lucia Laguna: Neighborhood</em> at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, reproducing works that center around three main themes the artist explores in her paintings: studio, landscape and garden. While landscape is the starting point for Laguna, it is from her studio's neighborhood that the artist draws her vocabulary of forms, colors and images - hence the title of the show and this catalogo. In Laguna's paintings, elements such as security gates mix with the flowers sprouting in the walled gardens of suburban homes; in geometric structures, the lines of her studio's window frame come undone; steetlamps illuminate household objects such as chairs and tables, a meeting of exterior and interior, public and private. A new painting, reproduced on the cover of this publications, was made by Laguna for the exhibition at MASP, inspired by works from the museum's collection and the picture gallery, with its iconic glass easels, Lina Bo Bardi's original exhibit design for the building on Avenida Paulista.