Latest News: ‘Broken Beauty’ and ‘Gathering’

Blue-Black Accumulation

Stacked cast cotton rag paper form coloured with oak gall and iron, H 30cm x 24cm diameter

I’m very happy to be showing in Broken Beauty with Sarah Myerscough Gallery at Collect this year, albeit online.  The exhibition will be launching virtually and through a series of talks as part of Craft Council’s Collect Art Fair in February and then an enlarged physical exhibition will take place during London Craft Week in May 2021.

Broken Beauty
Sarah Myerscough Gallery 
Craft Council’s Collect Art Fair 28 February – 4 March 2021

Broken Beauty explores the profound beauty of imperfection and vulnerability. In particular, the artists consider this question through their connection to the natural world, its resilience and fragility, while also acknowledging lost links between humanity and nature. By considering beauty as broken, the aesthetic vision, material content and innovative processes involved in these artworks highlight nature’s imperfections; beauty is found through rich character, a knowingness and an honesty regarding the fallibility found in all living things. 

We wish to focus on the role of the collector as an active agent, one who engages with each piece on an essential level during the acquisition process and regards the ownership of objects as a welcomed responsibility. They consider their understanding of how and why the work was made as equally important to the philanthropic caretaking and stewardship required to ensure it lasts as an heirloom of the future.” 

Featured artists: Max Bainbridge – wood (England), Adam Buick – ceramic (Wales), Phoebe Cummings – clay (England), Jonas Edvard – mycelium (Netherlands), Egeværk – wood (Denmark), Luke Fuller – ceramic (England), Marlène Huissoud – mixed media (France), Tim Johnson – reedmance and grasses (Spain), Eleanor Lakelin – wood (England), Tomáš Libertíny – beeswax (Slovakia), Kate MccGwire – feathers (England), Erez Nevi Pana – salt (Israel), Nunla O’Donovan – mixed media (Ireland), Jim Partridge & Adi Toch collaboration – wood & metal (England), Jane Ponsford – paper (England), Marc Ricourt – wood (France), Marcin Rusak – flowers and natural shellac (Poland), Diana Scherer – root systems (Netherlands), Julian Watts – wood (USA) and Nic Webb – wood (England).

Make Hauser & Wirth 21 November 2020 – 27 February 2021

Meanwhile, ‘Gathering’ at Make Hauser & Wirth is entering its last few days. The exhibition run was extended in the hopes that the current Covid restrictions would be lifted before the conclusion of the show but unfortunately this wasn’t the case. Despite this situation the exhibition has been very successful. If you would like to see my work and the work of the other artists in the exhibition please visit their website or download the exhibition pack here.Download-Exhibition-Pack