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Louise Bourgeois Turning Inwards at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

  • Hauser & Wirth Somerset Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NL (map)

On view until 1 January 2017, Hauser & Wirth Somerset presents a solo exhibition of sculpture and works on paper by Louise Bourgeois.

The exhibition ‘Turning Inwards’ comprises a series of 38 soft-ground etchings Bourgeois made between 2006 and 2010, shown together for the first time. These etchings, extraordinarily large in scale, capture the strength and intimacy of the artist’s hand as she drew directly on the copper plates. Both figurative and abstract, these compositions form a collection of highly personal memories and ideas, interweaving the artist’s reflections on femininity, sexuality, botany, family and infancy. Placed in dialogue with a selection of sculptures by Bourgeois from 1970 to 2005, this innovative sequence sheds new light on the late practice of one of the most influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.