‘This presentation in London shows our long-term dedication to artist-makers who have been at the core of our programme since its inception. We aim to celebrate the rich narratives and vision at the heart of contemporary craft practice, offering visitors a deep engagement with the handmade’—Jacqueline Moore, Director, Make Hauser & Wirth.
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.
Image: (left) Akiko Hirai, Large Moon Jar, 2021 and (right) Marcin Rusak, Flora Lens 65 Misty White, 2021. Photos: Dave Watts