Meet the Artists: Matthew Day Jackson and Catherine Goodman

  • Sat 19 January 2019
  • 5 – 6 pm

Please join us this January on the first public open day of our new exhibitions ‘Matthew Day Jackson. Pathetic Fallacy’ and ‘Catherine Goodman. Eve’ where artists Jackson and Goodman will provide an introduction to each of their exhibitions, sharing key themes and ideas, followed by a Q&A. The event will begin in the Threshing Barn gallery. Hauser & Wirth Somerset is pleased to present, ‘Pathetic Fallacy’, an exhibition by Matthew Day Jackson. The exhibition consists of works conceived during his time as artist-in-residence at the gallery in Somerset since August 2018, and is presented in a range of mediums, including: painting, drawing, sculpture, furniture, and installation. The exhibition’s title, ‘Pathetic Fallacy’, is a literary term used to describe the attribution of human emotions onto inanimate objects in nature. Throughout Jackson’s time in Somerset, this concept served as a potent tool in his continued investigation into society’s relationship with its environment. The subsequent body of work focuses on how we understand our natural world, and is further punctuated by collaborations with his family and the local community. Occupying the Threshing Barn, Workshop and Pigsty galleries is an exhibition of new paintings by London and Somerset based artist Catherine Goodman. Goodman was artist-in-residence at Hauser & Wirth Somerset from January to May 2018 and many of the works in the exhibition were made during her residency. Her practice includes expressionistic landscapes, vigorous sketches, experimental collages and portraits; central to her process is the act of drawing from observation, whether from life, objects or the great masters and their works. The exhibition is titled ‘Eve’ and the majority of works are vibrant, colourful, landscape based paintings. This is a free event, but must be booked in advance   Photos: Clare Walsh