Hauser & Wirth Somerset presented a solo exhibition of sculpture and works on paper by Louise Bourgeois which has just closed.
The exhibition 'Turning Inwards' comprised a series of 38 soft-ground etchings Bourgeois made between 2006 - 2010. These huge etchings have been drawn directly on copper plates. They are figurative and abstract, exploring ideas of memories, femininity, sexuality, botany, family and intimacy.
Entering the first gallery space, the viewer was struck by one of Bourgeois's giant bronze spiders. This piece again explores ideas of the maternal protector and predator.
Her sculptures placed in dialogue with her etchings shed new light on the life and work of one of the most influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Hauser & Wirth have two exhibitions opening later this month;
Press release images and words from Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Djordje Ozbolt: Brave New World
19 Jan – 7 May 2017
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by Djordje Ozbolt, following the artist’s residency at The Maltings studios in Bruton from May 2016 to January 2017.
The exhibition ‘Brave New World’ will feature an entirely new body of work created and conceived during his time in residency. The show’s title borrows its name from the 1932 science fiction classic by Aldous Huxley, and is a reminder of the renowned line from Shakespeare’s The Tempest – with both references rousing feelings of nostalgia and wonderment.
Djordje Ozbolt is known for his playful subversion of history, memory, and contemporary culture, with ‘Brave New World’ being a development in both scale and ambition.
The exhibition will take over the first three galleries at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, to include paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations, along with interventions in the architecture and the landscape of Durslade Farm.
Elisabeth Frink: Transformation
19 Jan – 7 May 2017
Opening: Wednesday 18 January 2017, 6 – 8 pm
On view until 7 May 2017, Hauser & Wirth Somerset presents a major solo exhibition of sculpture by the late Elisabeth Frink. The exhibition ‘Transformation’ comprises a selection of Frink’s distinctive bronzes produced in the 1950s and 1960s, alongside a series of drawings that highlight the artist’s skill as a draughtsman. Outside in the grounds are some of Frink’s most important sculptures from her later life, including the celebrated Riace Warrior.
Both of these exhibitions will be well worth a visit. Check out the Hauser & Wirth website for full details.