Rashid Johnson, Untitled Beach Collage, 2017
African American conceptual artist Rashid Johnson is the current artist in residence at Hauser and Wirth’s Somerset outpost. Using a variety of media from shea butter to palm leaves Johnson’s immersive and thought-provoking show Stranger looks at ideas of otherness and escape. Surrounded by gardens designed by Piet Oudolf, the gallery is a great place to escape the city for a day.
Words by Annabel Matterson. The Iris Letter June 2017.