Outside In: Landscapes re-imagined in contemporary art & design.
OFFSITE : 6 - 7 Motcomb Street Chelsea London SW1X
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
Outside In presents exceptional works of crafted art and design by international artist - designer - makers who define their practice through their ethical and emotional decisions to use organic, sustainable materials. These ancient materials; wood, willow, and grasses, are reimagined for the contemporary world as the makers express their devotion, both political and personal, to the natural world.
Sarah Myerscough conjures a vision of future interiors grounded in material choice and sustainability, and elevated by beauty and innovation. The palpable affiliation the artists have with their materials urges us to engage more deeply with the organic world around us.
While we look to increasingly digital and urban futures, this exhibition speaks to our innate desire for connection to the wild world our ancestors rose from, and allows us, in whatever small way, to bring that little remembered, now seldom touched, Outside, In.
Outside In will introduce striking new monochrome pieces from the new Cleft Collection by Peter Marigold and Tadanori Tozawa, The latest iteration of the collaboration between Marigold and Tozawa is a new exploration of their Dodai Bench - the Japanese term for foundation or base, but also from the beginning, from nature. The base is Hiba (Japanese cypress) and the seat Igusa (woven grass).
Outside In presents textiles grown from plant roots, woven Willow, Simbol and Birch; constructions of rice straw, rice stalk and cashew resin will accompany discarded Oak fencing, burnt red Cedar, hand-carved Ash and Sweet Chestnut.
Featured artists include: Julian Watts, Peter Marigold & Tadanori Tozawa, Marcin Rusak, Ernst Gamperl, Lizzie Farey, John Makepeace OBE, Fernando Laposse, Felicity Irons / Rush Matters, Nic Webb, Gareth Neal, Max Bainbridge / Forest + Found, Cristian Mohaded, Diana Scherer, Caroline Sharp, Luke Fuller, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Maisie Broadhead, Angela Damman, Katrien Doms, Joe Hogan, Tim Johnson, Mami Kato, Eleanor Lakelin, Christopher Kurtz, Arko, Sophie Rowley, Marc Ricourt, Adi Toch, Jonathan Keep, James Rigler, Egeværk and Marcin Rusak.