(left) Akiko Hirai, Large Moon Jar, 2021 and (right) Marcin Rusak, Flora Lens 65 Misty White, 2021. Photos: Dave Watts

Opening Reception: ‘Beyond Nature’ a presentation by Make Hauser & Wirth in London

  • Thu 19 May 2022
  • 6 – 8 pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of ‘Beyond Nature,’ Make Hauser & Wirth’s presentation in London.

Featuring Akiko Hirai, Alexander deVol, David Gates, Helen Carnac, Katie Spragg, Marcin Rusak, Mark Reddy, Matthew Day Jackson, Nic Webb and Sophie Rowley.

Make Hauser & Wirth is a destination for contemporary making and the crafted object, committed to showcasing the best emerging and established artist-makers in the UK and internationally. The gallery is a natural extension of Hauser & Wirth Somerset in the UK and the wider gallery ethos, embracing art, craft, gardens, food and architecture. In a special presentation by Make Hauser & Wirth, a collective of established artist-makers showcase, at Hauser & Wirth London, new and evolving notions of place and material investigation through an expressive response to nature and landscape.

Spanning disciplines from wood to ceramic, resin and textiles, the exhibition evokes the interconnected relationship between people, the natural environment and process. Works include the ceramic forms of Akiko Hirai alive with movement and surface texture; Marcin Rusak explores themes of ephemerality and beauty, preserving flora and organic materials encased within exquisite resin vessels and artworks; David Gates investigates the vernacular of the agricultural building through the form of the collecting cabinet and Katie Spragg creates porcelain sculptures that reveal the complex narratives between plants and humankind. Unique responses that attest to the diversity of contemporary craft practice. A bronze sculpture by artist Matthew Day Jackson entitled ‘Hand’ (2019) will also be on display in dialogue with the works in this exhibition. Further artist-makers in the presentation include Alexander deVol, Helen Carnac, Mark Reddy, Nic Webb and Sophie Rowley.

‘Beyond Nature’ will run at Hauser & Wirth London until 28 May 2022. Find out more about the exhibition here.

Make has a permanent gallery space in Bruton, Somerset, open Wednesday to Saturday. The current exhibition, ‘Five Seasons’ runs until 11 June 2022.