FITZROVIA CHAPEL, 2 PEARSON SQUARE, LONDON, W1T 3BF
8-12 MAY 2019
Guest curated by Sarah Myerscough, Scorched is an exhibition of scorched wood art by leading contemporary artists and designers. Eleanor is producing a new large-scale work in burr for the exhibition, which will be held in the beautiful interior of the Fitzrovia Chapel in Pearson Square for London Craft Week. It will tour later this year to Bangkok Craft Week and Hong Kong Craft Week.
The traditional process of shou-sugi-ban (yakisugi) is a technique originating in Japan in the 18th century which involves the slight charring of the surface of wood. Although it carries a strong cultural significance, this exhibition comes from a clear Western perspective.
Artists were asked to consider the process of scorching in their practice and how in turn that reflects upon the material. They include Alison Crowther, David Gates, Christopher Kurtz, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Peter Marigold, Malcolm Martin & Gaynor Dowling, Gareth Neal, Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley, Wycliffe Stutchbury and Nic Webb.
As part of the exhibition talks programme on Saturday 11 May, 3-4pm Eleanor Lakelin and Alison Crowther will discuss their practices and creative interests. Tickets £5
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11am - 5pm
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