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  • Ana Mazzei, Romana (Roman Woman) (detail), 2020, wood, pigmented wax painting, iron, engine, 4' 1 1/4" × 15' 4 1/2" × 15' 4 1/2".

    Ana Mazzei, Romana (Roman Woman) (detail), 2020, wood, pigmented wax painting, iron, engine, 4' 1 1/4" × 15' 4 1/2" × 15' 4 1/2".

    Ana Mazzei

    Galeria Jaqueline Martins | São Paulo

    Ana Mazzei works at the juncture of sculpture, painting, architecture, and theater. This cross-disciplinarity was manifested in the Brazilian artist’s recent solo show, “Vesuvius,” which foregrounded her ingenious use of humble materials. Prime among them is wood, which she varnishes and coats with wax paints, at times adding found objects to construct dreamy scenarios. The show revolved around the idea of remnants, in particular those of the frescoes at Pompeii. One might liken Mazzei’s approach to that of Canadian poet Anne Carson, whose 2002 translation of the works of Greek poet Sappho left

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