Matthew Day Jackson

Pathetic Fallacy

19 January - 6 May 2019


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.

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