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Rachel Howard in conversation with Will Self

July 29, 2015 by Mary

Follow artist Rachel Howard and British writer Will Self for a tour of current exhibition “Rachel Howard at Sea”:

Organic Matters — Women to Watch 2015

July 27, 2015 by Mary

Developed in collaboration with the National Museum of Women in the Arts’s national and international committees, the exhibition series increases the visibility of artists who are working in innovative ways within a variety of creative communities.

Women to Watch is presented every two to three years and features emerging and underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which the museum has outreach committees. Each exhibition focuses on a specific medium or theme chosen by NMWA’s curators.

Organic Matters, the fourth installment in NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series, explores the relationships between women, nature, and art. The connection between women and nature has a long history, one that is fraught with gendered stereotypes and discriminatory assumptions. The contemporary artists highlighted in Organic Matters build upon and expand these pre-existing conceptualizations by actively investigating the natural world, to fanciful and sometimes frightful effect. Collectively, their work addresses modern society’s complex relationship with the environment, ranging from concern for its future to fear of its power. Through a diverse array of mediums, including photography, drawing, sculpture, and video, these artists depict fragile ecosystems, otherworldly landscapes, and creatures both real and imagined.

The exhibition features works by Dawn Holder (Arkansas), Jennifer Celio (Southern California), Andrea Lira (Chile), Françoise Pétrovitch (France), Jiha Moon (Georgia), Goldschmied & Chiari (Italy), Lara Shipley (Greater Kansas City Area), Rebecca Hutchinson (Massachusetts), Mary Tsiongas (New Mexico), Rachel Sussman (Greater New York Region), Mimi Kato (Ohio), Ysabel LeMay (Texas), and Polly Morgan (United Kingdom).

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Polly Morgan, Systemic Inflammation, 2010
Taxidermy and steel, 130 x 113 x 113 cm
Photography by Tessa Angus

“Taxidermy is an ultimately futile effort to harness nature; it allows us to manipulate and control the body of an animal in a way we would struggle with, or, in my case, would not wish to in life. Seeing these birds outside of, but harnessed to, the cage presents a paradox: who is free, passenger or bird?”—Polly Morgan

Organic Matters — Women to Watch 2015, June 5–September 13
National Museum of Women in the Art
1250 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

826NYC benifit art show and auction

July 24, 2015 by Mary

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Marcel Dzama, Miss Death Disco, 2014. Spray paint, ink, and collage on lithograph and silkscreen print. 13 3/4 x 11 7/8 inches (34.9 x 30.2 cm)

Marcel Dzama is a Canadian artist based in NY. While he is best known for his delicate psychosexual drawings, his work also includes sculpture, painting and video. He has just curated an online art auction on Paddle8, in support of the non-profit 826NYC.

826 was founded in 2002 by award-winning author Dave Eggers and award-winning educator Nínive Calegariby. Now with a network of creative writing and tutoring centers in seven cities across America, the 826 branch in New York is based in Park Slope and located at the Brooklyn Super Hero Supply Company. 826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

New York based gallery David Zwirner is currently exhibiting the artworks. The auction features works from established and emergent artists such as Richard PrinceRaymond Pettibon and Eduardo Sarabia (in collaboration with Marcel Dzama).

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Richard Prince, ‘What We Lose in Flowers...,’ 2012
Courtesy of the artist and ExhibitionA.com

This exhibition will be on view July 20-31 at David Zwirner Gallery, 533 West 19th Street, Manhattan. The auction will also be open for bidding online at paddle8.com.

Gary Webb at Cass Sculpture Foundation

July 22, 2015 by Mary

Gary Webb's giant sculpture ‘Dreamy Bathroom’ is currently exhibited at the Cass Sculpture Foundation.

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‘Dreamy Bathroom’ by Gary Webb, Cass Sculpture Foundation, 2014
Aluminium, bronze, automotive grade paint and lacquer, 350 x 150 x 150 cm

Cass Sculpture Foundation is an independent commissioning body dedicated to commissioning new work from emerging and established artists. It was developed as a charitable foundation in 1992 by Wilfred and Jeannette Cass. The Foundation's 26 acre grounds are home to an ever-changing display of 80 monumental sculptures, all of which are available for sale with the proceeds going directly to artists.

Gary Webb’s whimsical, texturised tower of joyful abstraction is composed of a number of individually crafted components. The use of bronze, which lends  Dreamy Bathroom a sense of sculptural gravitas, is pitched against the colourful, aesthetic playfulness of the shapes. Webb’s poetic assemblage of invented forms reference numerous objects – from Victorian fountains to decorative cushions – and art historical movements. The reflective, brightly coloured surfaces allude to, or parody, the kitsch appropriations of Pop Art, whilst the forms themselves are a nod to the post-industrial rigours of Modernism. Ultimately, however, the work’s meaning remains enigmatic. As Webb explains: “People can appear to share the same conversation, yet find each is talking about something completely different, or at least have a different take on it.”

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Gary Webb's edition and unique works published by Other Criteria

Webb’s practice focuses on the formal interplay between contrasting shapes, lines, materials, fabrication techniques and points of art-historical reference. Rendered in a combination of industrial, organic and classical materials such as glass, Plexiglas, neon, wood, sand, cut metal, rubber, bronze and marble, Webb combines traditional craft methodologies with modern technologies, in order to create work that evades categorization, and tends towards the inscrutable. His colourful sculptures are often originally conceived as spontaneous drawing, about which he explains: “Every single time I’ve made something, I don’t know what I’m looking for, so in a way I’m on exactly the same level as the viewer.” The results are highly finished, humourous, yet poignant reflections on art history, human emotions, popular culture and our relationship with artifice, through the mediums of colour, form and texture.

Discover Gary Webb's works available at Other Criteria here.

Rachel Howard at Sea

July 16, 2015 by Mary

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Work: You Can save Me
oil and acrylic on canvas
30 x 36”
2015

The Jerwood Gallery will be showing leading British artist, Rachel Howard, for her largest solo public gallery exhibition in the UK. 

Howard distinctive, abstract paintings have been globally recognised and are held in many prestigious international art collections. The artist was born in County Durham and graduated from Goldsmiths College, London, in 1991. She was awarded the Princes Trust Award in 1992 to support her art practice, was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2004 and received the British Council Award in 2008. Navigating between the abstract and the figurative, Rachel Howard’s paintings explore the fragility of the human condition; examining the complexity of our emotional spectrum. She paints a multitude of human experiences and emotions and, for this exhibition in Hastings, has created a significant body of new work.

Over a dozen new paintings, ranging from large-scale canvases to smaller works, alter the rules of how the medium of oil paint is approached. Works such as You Can Save Me and Lean To draw on maritime themes to investigate the sense of being at odds with the world. 

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Lean To
oil on canvas
36 x 30"
2013

Rachel says 'I grew up on a farm near the sea on the North East coast of England, and having a permanent horizon every day to look at gives a wonderful reassurance in what can be at times a very uncertain world. My show at Jerwood Gallery explores both these aspects of certainty and uncertainty.'

In addition to this exhibition, Rachel Howard will be curating a one-room display which will showcase some of her favourite works from the Jerwood Collection.

Rachel Howard at Sea, Jerwood Gallery
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW
18 July – 4 October, 2015

ETERNAL, Damien Hirst x Lalique

July 8, 2015 by Mary

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Eternal Love, Black and Gold – exhibited at Other Criteria London

Eternal, the collection created by Damien Hirst in collaboration with French historic crystal and glass manufacturer Lalique, takes as its motif the butterfly, which is presented in three series: Love, Hope and Beauty. These exquisite panels express Hirst and René Lalique’s shared sense of the magical and paradoxical beauty of the butterfly, ephemeral and eternal at the same time. Each series of crystal panels is available in 12 different colours in a limited edition of 50 pieces per colour.

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"I’ve always loved crystal and it’s both beautiful and difficult to work with, so I’m really excited about the project. It’s amazing being able to use all the expert craftsmanship and incredible history of Lalique for something new, and the results are beyond all my expectations. I love that the panels have an almost religious feel, they make you think of stained glass windows which I’ve always adored, it’s the way they manage to capture colour and light so completely and then throw it back out at you. [...]

I see butterflies as souls and part of a wider visual language. I’ve always described them as universal triggers; everyone loves them because of their incredible abstract fragility and beauty. [...] I’ve always loved that they look identical in life and in death, but when the light shines through these panels, it feels like they’re brought back to life in some way." Damien Hirst, 2014

The Eternal collection is exhibited at Other Criteria London and New York, and online here.

Other Criteria announces summer Pop-Ups

July 3, 2015 by Mary

There's no business like no business by Harland Miller

OTHER CRITERIA x GLENN HOROWITZ
Glenn Horowitz Booksellers: EAST HAMPTON, NY

The pop-ups will carry an array of rare and signed books with unique drawings paired with companion fine art prints and multiples by Harland Miller, Ashley Bickerton, Gary Hume, Richard Prince, John Isaacs, Damien Hirst, Polly Borland, Rachel Howard, Michael Joo, and Sue Webster.

From Thursday 23 to Monday 27 July, 2015

Glenn Horowitz Booksellers
87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937

Beautiful Spin Surfboard by Damien Hirst

OTHER CRITERIA x SAMUEL OWEN GALLERY
Samuel Owen Gallery: NANTUCKET, MA

This pop-up will feature signed prints by Harland Miller and Damien Hirst including rare prints from Hirst’s Psalm series, which draw directly from works seen in therecent “The Complete Psalm Paintings” book and some of his rarer Spot prints. Also featured will be a summary assortment of Harland Miller beach towels and colourful, Hirst designed butterfly deck chairs.

From Friday 31 July to Sunday 16 August, 2015

Samuel Owen Gallery
46 Centre St., Nantucket, MA 02554 

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