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Hauser & Wirth Somerset Opening Day: Lee Lozano and Nicole Eisenman

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We are pleased to invite you to the opening of ‘Lee Lozano’ and Nicole Eisenman. 'Where I Was, It Shall Be'

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We are pleased to invite you to the opening of ‘Lee Lozano’ and 'Nicole Eisenman. Where I Was, It Shall Be'.

Lee Lozano: This exhibition presents a significant body of early work by the pioneering New York-based artist. Created in 1962–1963, the paintings and drawings of this series use airplanes as a central image and can be considered as examples of the artist’s passionate exploration of creative energy in its purist form.

Lozano’s works from the early 1960s are stylistically distinct, admired for their furious physicality, unapologetic confidence and urgent energy. They exploit the boundaries between body and machine, eroticism and aggression, to powerful effect. A passionate and shrewd observer of urban culture, Lozano created work in response to the constraints imposed by systems constituted via dynamics of gender, power, money, politics, and institutions such as marriage and maternity.

Nicole Eisenman: This presentation is Hauser & Wirth’s inaugural exhibition with the artist, bringing together a diverse multidisciplinary language through mixed media works on paper, sculpture and painting.

Having established herself as a central figure in American painting throughout the 90s, Eisenman has since expanded her practice into the third dimension with international acclaim in recent years. This exhibition presents the fluid transition and interchangeable approach Eisenman takes to sculptural 2D image making, painting and larger-scale installations. Her oeuvre is distinctive in its emphasis upon the allegorical and its confident combination of autobiographical elements, with historical and fictional narratives that draw attention to contemporary socio-political conflicts.

Oudolf Field will remain open until 8 pm for visitors to enjoy and Roth Bar & Grill will be open for drinks. To make a reservation for the restaurant visit:

In order to ensure a positive and safe experience, we have reduced the number of visitors we can accommodate at one time. We ask that you arrive within 10 minutes of your booking and do not bring any additional guests that have not also booked in advance.

Entrance to the gallery and garden is free, however, we encourage you to donate to our current charities: Black Swan Arts in Frome, Bruton Food Drop and The Balsam Centre in Wincanton, supporting their community activities in response to COVID-19 through cultural, social and health initiatives.

Roth Bar & Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, Tue – Sun, 10 am – 4 pm and on Friday and Saturday for dinner from 6 pm. To make a reservation for the restaurant, terrace or takeaway please book in advance at


We ask that you read the following guidelines prior to your visit:

• Please book one ticket per person. Children aged 2 or under do not need a ticket

• Sadly, if you're more than 10 minutes late, we may not be able to guarantee you entry. Entry will be at the discretion of staff based on visitor numbers

• Please note when booking the final entry times that the gallery and garden close at 4 pm

• We have made some changes to your experience, please follow new routes across the site and feel free to ask staff for guidance

• Please follow social distancing and government guidelines at all times. Visitors will be required to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when in the buildings.

• Children must be supervised at all times by an adult

• We cannot permit dogs unless they are assistance dogs. We have a shaded kennel in the car park where up to 4 dogs can be left at their owners’ risk

• Please note there are no picnic facilities

• Please do not touch art works or climb on the sculptures, or pick the flowers and plants

• We have CCTV and a live webcam is in operation in the garden

• Please note that we cannot take responsibility for accidents or personal injuries sustained while at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, please wear sensible footwear and behave appropriately

• Unfortunately at this time we are unable to provide a visitor wheelchair. Visitors with access needs should make their own arrangements

PRIVACY NOTICE: Your privacy is important to us, we will use your information to process and manage your booking. We will keep your personal data secure and only share your information with carefully selected suppliers, unless required to do so by law. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2015. Photo: Emma Lewis

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