Hauser & Wirth Somerset presents a solo exhibition of sculpture and works on paper by Louise Bourgeois.
Shown together for the first time in the “Turning Inwards” exhibition is a series of 38 soft-ground etchings Bourgeois made between 2005 and 2010. These etchings, extraordinarily large in scale, capture the strength and intimacy of the artist’s hand as she drew directly on the copper plates. These important compositions, both figurative and abstract, form a collection of highly personal memories and ideas, interweaving the artist’s reflections on femininity, sexuality, botany, family and infancy. This body of work is placed in dialogue with a small selection of sculptures by Bourgeois from 1970 to 2005, and together they offer a new perspective on her late practice.
- Louise Bourgeois, "My Blue Sky", 1989—2003. © The Easton Foundation/VAGA, New York/DACS, London 2016. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Christopher Burke