CROP: Gallery Exhibition

8 November 2019 - 31 January 2020
Installation Views
Overview

Sarah Myerscough Gallery embraces the contemporary zeitgeist for new and alternative craft and design practices which express current socio-political and philosophical discourses, in particular those connected with environmental debates. As such, its aesthetic focuses on artist-designer-makers who have a formal and conceptual interest in natural materials and traditional craft skills.

 

CROP has been inspired by time spent in summer 2019 travelling around the British countryside and meeting with artist-designer-makers who are intuitively connected to nature. It informs their practices in many ways, for example through ecological concerns or an affinity with raw and organic materials and processes of making, which have been passed down through the generations.

 

Expanding the geographical focus of the exhibition, the show includes international artist-designer-makers working with different crops from around the world, to investigate the rich and varied narratives behind their works. 

 

 

Works
  • Laura Ellen Bacon Muscle Memory, 2019 Buff willow, Somerset grown. Created using various lengths, thick '2-year grown' 10ft willow sticks and thinner, 3ft-7ft '1-year grown' willow stems. 90 H x 185 W x 80 D cm
    Laura Ellen Bacon
    Muscle Memory, 2019
    Buff willow, Somerset grown. Created using various lengths, thick '2-year grown' 10ft willow sticks and thinner, 3ft-7ft '1-year grown' willow stems.
    90 H x 185 W x 80 D cm
  • Fernando Laposse Sisal Bench, 2019 Agave sisal 43 H x 50 W x 150 L cm
    Fernando Laposse
    Sisal Bench, 2019
    Agave sisal
    43 H x 50 W x 150 L cm
  • Fernando Laposse Sisal table, 2019 Sisal and glass 39 H x 130 ø cm
    Fernando Laposse
    Sisal table, 2019
    Sisal and glass
    39 H x 130 ø cm
  • Naoko Serino Omoi, 2019 Jute 20 H x 20 W x 20 D cm
    Naoko Serino
    Omoi, 2019
    Jute
    20 H x 20 W x 20 D cm
  • Naoko Serino Rooted 3, 2019 Jute 150 H x 100 W x 10 D cm
    Naoko Serino
    Rooted 3, 2019
    Jute
    150 H x 100 W x 10 D cm
  • Arko A Head-Sea Over The Night Sky, 2019 Rice straw 90 H x 181 W x 10 D cm
    Arko
    A Head-Sea Over The Night Sky, 2019
    Rice straw
    90 H x 181 W x 10 D cm
  • Sebastian Cox Landrace 1 , 2019 Oak, brass wire, emmer, Golden Drop, spelt, Mulika, Rouge d’Ecosse, Hunter’s, barley, yarrow, cat’s ear, rough hawkbit, vetch, chicory, thistle, poppy, mallow, grasses 50 H x 50 W x 30 D cm
    Sebastian Cox
    Landrace 1 , 2019
    Oak, brass wire, emmer, Golden Drop, spelt, Mulika, Rouge d’Ecosse, Hunter’s, barley, yarrow, cat’s ear, rough hawkbit, vetch, chicory, thistle, poppy, mallow, grasses
    50 H x 50 W x 30 D cm
  • Sebastian Cox Landrace 2 , 2019 Oak, brass wire, emmer, Golden Drop, spelt, Mulika, Rouge d’Ecosse, Hunter’s, barley, yarrow, cat’s ear, rough hawkbit, vetch, chicory, thistle, poppy, mallow, grasses. 50 H x 90 W x 28 D cm
    Sebastian Cox
    Landrace 2 , 2019
    Oak, brass wire, emmer, Golden Drop, spelt, Mulika, Rouge d’Ecosse, Hunter’s, barley, yarrow, cat’s ear, rough hawkbit, vetch, chicory, thistle, poppy, mallow, grasses.
    50 H x 90 W x 28 D cm
  • Tim Johnson Keeping Time, 2019 Jacinthe 22 H x 32 W x 25 D cm
    Tim Johnson
    Keeping Time, 2019
    Jacinthe
    22 H x 32 W x 25 D cm
  • Tim Johnson Keeping Time, 2019 Combed Reedmace 30 H x 25 ø cm
    Tim Johnson
    Keeping Time, 2019
    Combed Reedmace
    30 H x 25 ø cm
  • Tim Johnson Keeping Time, 2019 Esparto 25 H x 50 ø cm
    Tim Johnson
    Keeping Time, 2019
    Esparto
    25 H x 50 ø cm
  • Tim Johnson Keeping Time, 2019 Reedmace 40 H x 30 ø cm
    Tim Johnson
    Keeping Time, 2019
    Reedmace
    40 H x 30 ø cm