Two concurrent exhibitions, Sophia Vari: A Retrospective at The Nohra Haime Gallery and Sophia Vari: A Tribute, Twelve Monumental Sculptures in Park Avenue
The two exhibitions, Sophia Vari: A Retrospective at The Nohra Haime Gallery, August 7 – September 30, 2023, and Sophia Vari: A Tribute, Twelve Monumental Sculptures in Park Avenue, May 20th – November 5th, 2023, celebrate the work of the esteemed international artist.
Sophia Vari: A Retrospective celebrates the work of Sophia Vari (1940-2023), the Greek artist known internationally for her polychrome paintings, collages, and sculptures. Married to the Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero, Vari died in May 2023. Throughout her career, Vari explored color, form, and volume, interrogating the construction of space and the relationship between object and viewer. The artist cited influences ranging from Cubism, to classical Greek sculptures, to Olmec artifacts.
Sophia Vari: A Tribute, Twelve Monumental Sculptures displays twelve monumental bronze sculptures on Park Avenue between 54th and 62nd Streets. The Nohra Haime Gallery presents them in collaboration with The Sculpture Committee of The Fund for Park Avenue and the NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program. The sculptures have previously been shown in public art exhibitions around the world, including in Paris, Rome, Montecarlo, Pietrasanta, Madrid, Athens, Cartagena, Baden-Baden, Geneva, Beijing, and London.