Hauser & Wirth will present our inaugural exhibition with Nicole Eisenman in Somerset this Autumn, bringing together a diverse multidisciplinary language through mixed media works on paper, outdoor and indoor sculpture as well as a new medium-scale painting. The exhibition will feature a series of paper pulp drawings created over the past two years while in residence at the Brooklyn-based non-profit Dieu Donné workshop. Inspired by the visual language of imagery found in popular culture—movie posters, advertisements, and internet memes—the works on view combine humour and wit, sharply juxtaposing image and text. Since 2012, Eisenman has been increasingly involved with sculpture, a medium she appreciates for its tactile and sensual qualities. For the forthcoming exhibition, she will present an edition of Fountain previously on view within the Skulptur Projekte Münster, Germany in 2017 and recently acquired by the city of Münster earlier this year. The ensemble of subdued bronze and plaster nude figures take a relaxed formation that suggests multiple narratives. With her fountain design, Eisenman has interpreted one of the oldest examples of public art in a subtle transformation, responding to opulent arrangements and the role of sculpture within traditional meeting places to convey a sense of calm and fluid correlation between nature, culture and identity. Smaller scale maquettes, including a domestic sized replica of Procession exhibited with international acclaim during the Whitney Biennial in 2019, will be on display throughout the Rhoades and Bourgeois galleries.
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