Eleanor Lakelin at TEFAF Maastricht

09.03.2024 - 14.03.2024, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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09.03.2024 - 14.03.2024


11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Eleanor Lakelin


Forum 100, 6229 GV Maastricht, The Netherlands

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For TEFAF, Eleanor Lakelin has created Vessel #1 (Soma) – a new work to be exhibited in ‘Monolith’ a curated showcase by Sarah Myerscough Gallery (Booth 494). Established in 1988, The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is widely regarded as the world’s preeminent organisation for fine art, antiques, and design.

“A monolith is usually defined as a structure made from an undifferentiated and solid whole, often made from stone. For TEFAF Maastricht 2024, however, Sarah Myerscough Gallery is not so much concerned with the historical definition of what a monolith is, but rather, has taken inspiration from what monoliths do. Once a monolithic structure has been placed within a landscape, the environment surrounding it is changed. Like Stonehenge or the Metal monoliths of Utah (emerging without explanation in 2016) such structures signal otherworldly even mystic influences, while representing brilliant feats of human engineering.

Our curated exhibition Monolith takes inspiration from this dichotomy; presenting works that support a magical view of the world, yet which are grounded by the innovation and expertise of the contemporary designers, makers and sculptors who conceived them. Through the excellence of crafted design and the varied histories of materials, the works in this collection signal an alluring obscurity evoking pre-industrial forms and natural motifs, while reigning from a truly contemporary landscape. ⁠

…We are delighted to exhibit Vessel #1 (Soma) from London based sculptor Eleanor Lakelin, ahead of her 2024 solo exhibition at Sarah Myerscough Gallery. This momentous work is the latest in Lakelin’s ongoing investigation into burred vessels, inviting a speculative engagement with classical form as well as the deviant growth formations of Horse Chestnut Burr.”  – Sarah Myerscough Gallery

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