(left) Derek Wilson in the studio. Photo: Catherine Falls and (right) Harry Morgan in the workshop. Photo: Adam P. Mane

In Conversation: Derek Wilson and Harry Morgan with Damian Fopp

  • Thu 24 Nov 2022, 6.30 pm

In celebration of Make Hauser & Wirth’s exhibition, ‘Within.Without,’ Derek Wilson and Harry Morgan join Damian Fopp, curator at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, for an artists talk at the gallery’s space on Rämistrasse.

‘Within.Without’ presents multidisciplinary works by eight established artist-makers, spanning disciplines from wood, ceramic and gemstone to metal, glass and concrete. Curated by Jacqueline Moore, Director of Make Hauser & Wirth, the exhibition honours both traditional techniques and new and evolving notions of material investigation, highlighting the creative excellence and vision of the makers’ individual practices and in turn, suggesting the true breadth of contemporary craft. Informed by a dedication to knowledge, process and experimentation, the objects on view reveal an intuitive response to interior and exterior form and material properties.

Harry Morgan Harry Morgan’s approach to making fluctuates between the use of intuition, geometry and material expression. Morgan’s sculptural forms in glass and concrete are characterised by the paradoxical marrying of these materials and his experimental approach to traditional processes. He challenges both the physical and cultural connotations of his chosen materials, reimagining the ancient craft of the Venetian glassblowing technique, ‘murrini.’

Derek Wilson Ceramicist Derek Wilson focuses on using the potter’s wheel as a tool for making an eclectic range of functional and sculptural objects. Central to Wilson’s practice is a process of altering and assembling, which involves the reconstruction of archetypal vessels into complex abstract forms, drawing emphasis on the subtle tonalities in surface quality and the distribution of light and shadow. Questioning functionality, he uses the vessel as a means of artistic expression by exploring free and geometric abstraction, as well as the dialogue and points of convergence between the utilitarian and the sculptural.

Hauser & Wirth Zurich, Rämistrasse Rämistrasse 16 8001 Zürich

This event is free to attend and followed by a drinks reception. Please RSVP to nora@hauserwirth.com or +41 79 702 11 43

This event will be held in English

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