Nic Webb’s Lost Vessels and Fire Bowls are born of a desire to work with wood instinctively in an attempt to free his work from the convention and perception of the made object. Using traditional tools, modern methods as well as elemental forces such as fire, ice, air and water he shapes and sculpts in an unbound and organic manner.
As fire journeys into wood, forms are revealed, briefly seen and quickly disappear. These vessels begin in primitive crudeness, move through varying states of function, and evolve or ‘devolve’ towards a delicate border between existence and absence. On the whole the fire and the wood burn as they wish. As the piece concludes, I intervene, shepherd and finally halt the progress of loss at the place before all remnants of the journey are gone. The objects that remain are forms captured moments before they disappear completely from our world. They are husks; the edges between being and not.
Nic Webb lives and works in East Sussex. He studied Fine Art at Brighton University, graduating in 1994 and tutors and lectures on elemental making.
Works by Helen Carnac, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Ruth Gurvich (kindly loaned by Vacheron Constantin), Zaha Hadid, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, Gareth Neal, John Makepeace, Aneta Regel, Marc Ricourt, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh and Nic Webb.
Works by Aneta Regel, Eleanor Lakelin, Ernst Gamperl, Gareth Neal, Helen Carnac and David Gates, Jim Partridge, Joseph Walsh, Liam Flynn, Marc Ricourt, Michael Peterson, Nic Webb, Peter Marigold, Wycliffe Stutchbury.
Featuring works by Thomas Bohle, Christopher Duffy, Michael Geersten, Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal, Liam Flynn, Peter Marigold, Philip Moulthrop, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Nic Webb.
Booth curated by Sarah Myerscough and featuring objects by:
Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling
A selection of new works by our contemporary makers and designers.
SARAH MYERSCOUGH GALLERY is delighted to announce its exclusive representation of the collaborative sculpted oak vessels by architect Zaha Hadid and designer Gareth Neal, first exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum London as part of “The Wish List” during the London Design Festival 2014. The vessels will be shown at COLLECT 2015, alongside new works by Thomas Bohle, Friedemann Buehler, Christian Burchard, David Gates, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, Shelley James, Peter Marigold, Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling, Pascal Oudet, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt and Nic Webb.