Hauser & Wirth Somerset is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by Djordje Ozbolt, following
the artist’s residency at The Maltings studios in Bruton from May 2016 to January 2017. The exhibition ‘Brave New World’ will feature an entirely new body of work created and conceived during his time in residence. The show’s title borrows its name from the 1932 science fiction cult classic by Aldous
Huxley and is a reminder of the notorious line from Shakespeare’s The Tempest – with both references
rousing feelings of nostalgia and wonderment.
Ozbolt is known for his playful subversion of history, memory and contemporary culture, and ‘Brave
New World’ is a development in both scale and ambition. The exhibition will take over the first three
galleries at Hauser & Wirth Somerset to include paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations,
along with interventions in the architecture and the landscape of Durslade Farm. This presentation
coincides with ‘Djordje Ozbolt. The Grand Detour’ at The Holburne Museum, Bath, England which
runs until 5 March 2017
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is proud to present a major solo exhibition of sculpture by the late Elisabeth
Frink. The exhibition ‘Transformation’ comprises a selection of Frink’s distinctive bronzes produced in
the 1950s and 1960s, alongside a series of drawings that highlight the artist’s skill as a draughtsman.
Outside in the grounds are some of Frink’s most important sculptures from her later life, including the
celebrated Riace Warriors.
Frink’s art was directly influenced by her childhood and adolescent experiences. Growing up in rural
Suffolk, she enjoyed a countryside existence full of animals and birds, but set against the backdrop
of war. The impact of her experiences during and after the Second World War led Frink throughout
her career to investigate conflict, injustice and impermanence, and their effect on mankind and the
natural world. Frink’s range of subjects included men, animals and birds, exploring their shapes to
convey tension, aggression and vulnerability.
Rashid Johnson Stranger
May 27 - Sep 10, 2017 Reception: Fri May 26 6pm - 8pm