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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.

Seen this week

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MO-GA: Perfectly Imperfect

As the Sun shines on Earth, so MO-GA’s gender-fluid designs grace the bodies of everyone, rejoicing in ambiguity. Multiple sleeves and feathers recall the animal kingdom in all its glorious diversity; it’s a new aesthetic.

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Cocktails at the General Store

SEEN is tireless in her cocktail research, and very much enjoyed travelling to Highbury last week to try The General Store’s new summer cocktail menu and to check out the new interior. She was delighted to sample a Honey Mimosa, very sweet and fruity and just the ticket after a hot journey. It was, as its name suggests, a Mimosa with just a touch of honey.

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Canaletto: A Drawing Workshop with Alexandra Blum

SEEN has long been an admirer of Alexandra Blum’s liminal and apocalyptic renderings of London’s urban spaces, in which the capital seems ever-changing. It is the artist’s job to capture not only space but the passage of time itself.

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Rock the Strand is Back Thursday 27th July

One of SEEN’s favourite live music events, Rock the Strand, returns to Strand Palace Hotel on Thursday 27th July for a summer showcase featuring a stellar line-up of talented artists. Curated by industry mogul Tony Moore, Rock the Strand is a free music night that showcases an eclectic range of genres from indie alt-folk to country from emerging new talent and established acts, highlighting the UK’s varied and diverse musical landscape.

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Love Hunt at the British Museum

SEEN had the pleasure (pun intended) of being invited to a ‘Love Hunt’ at the British Museum. The museum, founded in 1753, is committed to preserving art, culture and history, and has collected around 8 million objects. These artefacts come from every corner of the world, revealing a fragment of many significant moments in time, from Mesopotamia to the Vikings; from the Inuits to the Indians. So, when one embarks on a visit to the world famous British Museum, where does one start?