Masterpiece 2018: Sarah Myerscough Gallery
Posted on July 03 2018
Breaking down boundaries between fine art, craft, design and architecture, Sarah Myerscough Gallery showcases their intriguing works at this year's Masterpiece Fair.
A striking merge of traditional and contemporary design, Sarah Myerscough Gallery attracted the attention of the crowds for all the right reasons. Showcasing some very clever pieces that quite literally come out of their frames, these pieces have been paired with furniture and accessories that showcase the beauty of natural material and form.
An artist's name that I will forever remember from this year's Masterpiece is Maisie Broadhead and it is one that you should remember too. Broadhead re-interprets art historical images with impressive detail from the complex set designs to lavish costumes and theatrical direction, extending the works out of the frame and into the real world by replicating the jewellery and pearls, creating an illusion as if they have been dropped out of the bottom of the frame or suspending the character like a puppet.
I had the great pleasure of discovering Wycliffe Stutchbury's beautiful art and screens on display at last year's LINLEY Summer art school. The work on display is a three-piece screen that has been constructed from European oak and bog oak, displaying the beauty of a material that often remains discarded and unforgotten. Named after the location of original, materials used to create these pieces of art can come from a diverse range of places; from the floorboards of a Victorian house, fences and gate posts to branches discovered in scrublands, each creating its own unique identity.
Joseph Walsh's Cleft Cabinet is a magnificent work of art in itself. The furniture piece has been crafted from wood that remains in a more natural form on the exterior of the cabinet that transforms as the doors are opened to reveal a slick and contemporary interior. This is a design that looks just as impressive closed as it does open for the chance to proudly display its contents.
Not only are the select pieces from the Sarah Myerscough Gallery show-stopping, the stand itself was beautifully curated and elegantly styled, creating a show space and experience that took visitors out of an art fair and directly into the gallery.
For further information on any of the pieces feature, click to view the official Sarah Myerscough Gallery via the link. Alternatively, for information on the Masterpiece Fair, click to be taken through to the main website.