Hauser and Wirth in Somerset has an enormous Louise Bourgeios spider which normally lives in a courtyard at the back of the gallery but for this show came in out of the winter cold into the gallery space along with a number of prints she made in the last 4 years of her life.
Many were monochrome, or tones of a dominant colour, and featured organic wriggling and undulating shapes that depicted numerous body parts and plants. Hauser and Wirth describe them as ‘interweaving the artist’s reflections on femininity, sexuality, botany, family and infancy’. They reveal the maker’s hand and have a lovely sense of movement to them. It was wonderful to see work from an artist still making such strong and beautiful work into her 90s. Very inspiring.