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Sarah Myerscough: Art as Process

SEEN had the good fortune to talk to gallerist Sarah Myerscough at the recent Collect art fair at the Saatchi Gallery. Noted for her expert eye for artefacts in wood, her stall at Collect was singled out as a Collect Spotlight in which the gallery was selected to display experimental work in innovative ways that challenged, excited and created discussion with visitors. IOn Sarah Myerscough’s space the artist makers were a collection of wooden structures by David Gates that were teamed with vitreous enamel detailing, that created an apocalyptic dystopian display rich with mystery, and even myth.

Seen was very taken with work on her stand by Nic Webb. The artist literally sketches with fire as he burns away the interior of wooden forms to create unique pieces. In conversation with Sarah Myerscough, SEEN agreed that the process of creation is every bit as valid as the finished piece in terms of the aesthetic appeal of a piece. It adds nuance and depth of meaning to the material, the artist’s intention and the piece’s final iteration.

A veteran of many art fairs globally, Sarah Myerscough is always keen to observe the artistic processes and trends evolving in other countries’ cultural and artistic practice. A visit to an art fair where she is displaying is to see a cornucopia of bold artistic statements that sets trends rather than follows them.

www.sarahmyerscough.com

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Super Sharp: The First Instalment of ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’

Regular readers of SEEN will know what fans we are of the Fashion Space Gallery at the London College of Fashion in John Prince’s Street. It’s a place where it is possible to gauge current cultural attitudes as they happen. ‘Super Sharp’ is the first in a series of exhibitions and events exploring the style, sound and Rave Culture in the nineties. It starts on Thursday 1st February and runs until Saturday 21st April 2018.

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Burns Night: Whisky 101 at The Gallery 

Celebrating Burns Night without whisky is nothing short of sacrilege. Where better then to honour Scotland’s greatest poet than at The Gallery in West Hampstead, which has become renowned for its dual fascinations – whisky and beer. Here’s a Short Epigram on Parting with a Kind Host in the Highlands penned by Burns himself: When death’s …

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David Ramirez Releases ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’ and Plays St Pancras Old Church

David Ramirez has announced details of his new album We’re Not Going Anywhere, set for UK commercial release via Thirty Tigers on January 12th, 2018. Produced by Sam Kassirer, the album finds Ramirez painting a vividly imagined picture of contemporary America through the songwriter’s own perspective of having dual American and Mexican heritage. It follows …