WHAT YOU FIND
May 22 - September 11, 2016
Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane
Featured Image: Work No. 2693 2016 Fiat camper van, Fiat Dino, Fiat Panda, acrylic on canvas 363 x 440 x 535 cm / 142 7/8 x 173 1/4 x 210 5/8 in
Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Jamie Woodley
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by Martin Creed, following the artist’s residency at The Maltings studios in Bruton from April until May 2016. The exhibition will have everything in it: it will present a new body of work that includes paintings, films, drawings, sculpture, music, spoken word and performance, many of which will be created in-situ throughout the five gallery spaces. Creed's all-encompassing approach blurs the distinction between art and life, the introspective and the extrovert.
About the Artist
Martin Creed was born in Wakefield, England in 1968 and grew up in Glasgow. He lives and works in London and Alicudi, Italy. Creed exhibited extensively worldwide and in 2001 he won the Turner Prize for ‘Work No.227 The lights going on and off’. Martin Creed 'Work No. 2630: UNDERSTANDING', a 25-foot-tall rotating red neon work by Creed is currently on view at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 until 23 October 2016 in New York City, commissioned by Public Art Fund. Creed will be exhibiting in New York’s Park Avenue Armory in an exhibition curated by Tom Eccles and Hans-Ulrich Obrist running from 8 June – 7 August 2016.
Recent major solo exhibition and projects include: Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Kunstverein Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany (2015); Hayward Gallery, London, England (2014); The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh PA (2013); Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield CT (2013); ‘Work No. 202’, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL (2012); ‘Work No. 1059’, The Scotsman Steps, Edinburgh, Scotland (2011); Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas TX (2011); ‘Things’, The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland (2010); ‘Work No. 409’, Royal Festival Hall Elevator, London, England (2010); ‘Work No. 245’, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France (2009); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (2009); and the Duveens Commission, Tate Britain, London (2008).