Henry Moore Sharing Form Exhibition
In Spring 2022, Hauser & Wirth Somerset will present a major exhibition of works by Henry Moore, curated by Hannah Higham of the Henry Moore Foundation in collaboration with the artist’s daughter Mary Moore. A comprehensive survey spanning six decades will extend across all five gallery spaces, in addition to an open-air presentation of seminal works.
The exhibition takes as its starting point the artist’s early fascination with the site of Stonehenge and continued exploration of the upright abstract form. Moore first encountered the prehistoric monuments under the moonlight as a young man in 1921, fifty-two years later he embarked on a series of lithographs on the subject. Moore was fascinated by the relationship between the towering masses of ancient stone, their size and siting in the landscape, and the mysterious ‘depths and distances’ evoked on his returning visits. For Moore, the power and intensity of such large forms set against land and sky precipitated career-long investigations into scale, material and volume and the juxtaposition of art and nature, which are presented throughout the exhibition.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 28 May and runs until Sunday 4 September 2022. Admission is free.
Image: Henry Moore, Stonehenge I (detail), 1973. Lithograph in three colours (CGM 208). Photo: Michael Phipps. Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
English Heritage Members are invited to attend an exclusive director-led tour of the exhibition. Taking place on the 4 and 18 August, 20 Members will be introduced to the works of Henry Moore on show at Hauser & Wirth Somerset and learn more about his lifelong fascination with Stonehenge.
Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.