‘Re-Use, Re-Think, Re-Imagine’ presents the work of seven UK-based experimental artists and makers, whose practice explores unique responses to materials and process.
The group exhibition will feature new and existing works, spanning glass, ceramics, found objects, textiles and furniture. Whether repurposing, recycling or innovating, each of the makers are challenging traditional conceptions of craft and functional
design. Visitors will journey through a reimagined material landscape, from Juli Bolaños-Durman’s multifaceted glass sculptures to Charlotte Kidger’s 3D polyurethane foam hybrids and Lola Lely’s ‘Potluck’ solid timber stool series.
At the core of the makers’ shared vision is an interrogation and consciousness of sustainable materials, whilst continuing to employ conventional techniques and methods. The exhibition provides an opportunity to consider our future craft heritage, whilst reflecting on the makers’ awareness of material use and our changing urban and rural environments.
About Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a destination for contemporary making and the crafted object, from the best emerging and established makers both nationally and internationally. Since opening in September 2018, Make occupies two rooms of a Georgian townhouse at 13 High Street, Bruton with Jacqueline Moore, formerly of the Moore Gallery at the helm. There is an emphasis on work created specifically f or Make, presented through an engaging programme of curated exhibitions, with all works available for purchase. The gallery presents approximately six exhibitions per year, some of which includes work created in response to Somerset and the South West, employing locally sourced materials. To coincide, participatory experiences
include talks, workshops and community-specific events.
Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset
19 October 2019 – 1 January 2020
Opening reception: Friday 18 October 2019, 6 – 8 pm
Photo Credits: Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset and the artists