Pictures at an Exhibition

Akira Ikezoe’s Nude ‘Coconut Heads’ Send Up Everyday Drudgery in Guatemala City Show

Installation view of "A veces hay que bajar para poder subir" ("Sometimes You Have to Go Down to Go Up"), 2019, at Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City

Installation view of “A veces hay que bajar para poder subir” (“Sometimes you have to go down to go up”), 2019, at Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City.

MARGO PORRES/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PROYECTOS ULTRAVIOLETA, GUATEMALA CITY

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.

Today’s show: Akira Ikezoe’s solo show “A veces hay que bajar para poder subir” (“Sometimes you have to go down to go up”) is on view at Proyectos Ultravioleta in Guatemala City. The presentation includes new oil paintings from the New York–based artist’s “Coconut Heads” series, which feature naked characters (with coconuts for heads) that perform menial tasks of various kinds. It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Guatemala.

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