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Tectonics

Rugged and rough, or shining and shapely – a showcase of ancient materials, skillfully modelled and moulded.

Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London
27th February – 9th April 2020

By TDE News / 25th February 2020
Installation view COURTESY: Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Installation view
COURTESY: Sarah Myerscough Gallery

THIS WEEK SARAH Myerscough Gallery opens its third showcase in the picturesque Old Boathouse in Barnes, London. The title, Tectonics, suggests both the natural materials the artists use and  the seismic shifts in attitudes towards materials evident in their work. 

Aneta Regel, ‘Orange Standing Form’, 2020 COURTESY: Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Aneta Regel, ‘Orange Standing Form’, 2020
COURTESY: Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Rock, stone, salt and clay are ancient materials, mined from the earth’s crust. The artists gathered for this show Fernando Casasempere, Adam Buick, Luke Fuller, Roxane Lahidji, Aneta Regel and Collin Townsend Velkoff  bring to these materials methods of working and creative ideas which owe as much to landscape, industry, chemistry, geology and ecology as to traditional craft practices. 

Installation view COURTESY: Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Installation view
COURTESY: Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Carefully sourced clays are mixed with stone, or industrial waste, before being turned into Moon Jars or sculptures or else compacted and pressed into moulds to create rugged cylindrical forms. Porcelain is combined with stoneware and volcanic rock; cement is joined with stone. 

Installation view COURTESY: Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Installation view
COURTESY: Sarah Myerscough Gallery

In the work of Roxane Lahidji, the disregarded material, salt, is polished up to shimmer like marble. Out of these alchemies, beautiful and challenging pieces arise. This thought-provoking show is well worth the trek west. 

An interview with Roxane Lahidji in Zaventem Ateliers, Belgium
COURTESY: TDE TV

Prices range from £2,800 -£15,400.

Sarah Myerscough Gallery curates seminal exhibitions reflective of the contemporary dialogues in craft and design.

 

 

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