Objects to mark time

By Elspeth Pridham
July 16, 2020

The Sarah Myerscough Gallery has invited its artists to create an object dedicated to the moment.

The idea is to memorialises a personal response to the current crisis which, in turn, invites further reflection.

The latest piece to come from this brief is Fernando Casasempere’s ceramic sculpture. He says, “The silence of not having to attend to anything outside my daily routine has given me more time to look and reflect on my latest exhibitions and the direction that my future works will follow. For my Object To Mark Time piece I have chosen the colours of the NHS. I want the work to reflect the chaos and disruption of the pandemic and how united we are working together.”

20% of the sale from Objects to Mark Time are donated to support staff wellbeing at the ITU/critical care unit at the Whittington Hospital where gallery artist Maisie Broadhead’s sister works. So far the Sarah Myerscough Gallery has raised £9,500.