Search
DE BR87810

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Friday 28 September, 6 – 8 pm29 Sep 2018 – 1 Jan 2019Somerset

About

Hauser & Wirth Somerset is proud to present its first solo exhibition by Berlinde De Bruyckere. Occupying the Rhoades and Bourgeois galleries, De Bruyckere will present two new bodies of work. The Belgian sculptor embraces a greater level of abstraction, while continuing to deploy her familiar sensitivity for materials. In the first body, wall-mounted works are composed of heavily weathered, semi-decomposed blankets built up in layers, suggesting warmth and protection, but also the vulnerable experiences that lead one to seek shelter. The second, floor-based sculptures, initially resemble piles of blankets, but on closer inspection are revealed to be stacked animal skins. Cast in grey wax, these powerful, organic works combine weight and delicacy to mesmerising effect. Both bodies of work continue to explore the theme of mortality that De Bruyckere has revisited throughout her career.

Selected Images

View all
DE BR87810

It almost seemed a lily V, 2018

About the Artist

Berlinde De Bruyckere portrait

Working with casts made of wax, animal skins, hair, textiles, metal and wood, Berlinde De Bruyckere renders haunting distortions of organic forms. The vulnerability and fragility of man, the suffering body – both human and animal – and the overwhelming power of nature are some of the core motifs of De Bruyckere’s oeuvre...

Learn more

Current Exhibitions

View all
1966-Larry-Bell-NY

23 Jun – 23 Sep 2018

Larry Bell
Complete Cubes

Los Angeles

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is pleased to present ‘Larry Bell. Complete Cubes,’ the gallery’s first solo exhibition...

Learn more
MCCULLIN DON

23 Jun – 23 Sep 2018

Don McCullin

Los Angeles

Hauser & Wirth is proud to present the first gallery exhibition in the United States by British photographer Sir Don...

Learn more
HEILM46574

23 Jun – 23 Sep 2018

Mary Heilmann
Memory Remix

Los Angeles

‘Memory Remix,’ Mary Heilmann’s first Los Angeles solo exhibition in over 20 years, is a survey of paintings,...

Learn more

Sign up for the latest news from Hauser & Wirth