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Other Criteria at Art Seattle 2017, Booth E19

July 26, 2017 by Mary

The third edition of Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, returns with dynamic programming spread throughout the neighbourhood, with large-scale works by local and international artists, and daily artist dialogues. The Fair continues to grow, showcasing the beauty of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, and the area’s vibrant cultural scene and collector base and bringing cutting-edge contemporary art to the region, with a total of a total of 84 exhibitors, representing 26 cities from 9 countries including 50 galleries from the Pacific Rim. This year, the installations and experiences will examine the many ways today’s artists engage with architecture and design, public space, and the histories and conditions of social activism.

The Seattle Art Fair is a one-of-a-kind destination for the best in modern and contemporary art and a showcase for the vibrant arts community of the Pacific Northwest. Based in Seattle, a city as renowned for its natural beauty as its cultural landscape, the fair brings together the region’s strong collector base? local, national, and international galleries? area museums and institutions? and an array of innovative public programming. Founded in 2015 by Paul G. Allen, the Seattle Art Fair is produced by Vulcan Inc. and Art Market Productions.

Other Criteria is pleased to return to Seattle Art Fair this August. We will feature Damien Hirst’s newest print portfolio series, Eat the Rich, as well as ceramic works by Mexican-American artist, Eduardo Sarabia and works on paper by Harland Miller.

CenturyLink Field Event Center (WaMu Theater), Seattle

Opening Night Preview: August 3rd, 3.00pm–5.00pm
Beneficiary Preview: August 3rd, 5.30pm–9.00pm
Fair: August 4th & 5th, 11.00am–7.00pm;
August 6th, 12.00pm–6.00pm

Photos: Other Criteria at Market Art + Design Hamptons

July 9, 2017 by Mary

Harland Miller: One Bar Electric Memoir

July 7, 2017 by Mary

White Cube presents an exhibition of new work by Harland Miller at Mason’s Yard. ‘One Bar Electric Memoir’ includes two series of paintings that continue and expand Miller’s investigation into the relationship between viewer, text and image.

The first series of large-scale works draws on Miller’s extensive archive of psychology and social science books, which date from the 1960s and ‘70s. Characterised by their bold and colourful abstract covers, these books embraced a positive attitude and the possibility of ‘fixing’ disorders through a process of self-help. The geometric cover designs not only drew parallels with contemporary abstract painting but also provided a foil to the darker aspects of social neurosis addressed by the books’ content. As Miller has commented, they hail ‘from that very particular, positive, post-war era when information was being made more available and being hungered for, too. It was often practical and pre-jargon and to do with fixing things – fixing society, fixing yourself...’.

In Miller’s paintings, three-dimensional architectonic forms in bright, pop colours float against solid saturated backgrounds and are paired with fictional, sardonically humorous titles such as Reverse Psychology Isn’t Working (2017) and Immediate Relief... Coming Soon(2017). Occasionally, the same title appears on different compositions, highlighting how colour, form and context can change both the rhythm and meaning of words. Similar to the titles, Miller’s abstract imagery can also be read in different ways. Commenting on the work Armageddon – Is It Too Much To Ask? (2017), for example, he says: ‘It’s an image that you see one way – then, when you relax, it flips and, no matter how hard you try, you can’t see it the original way. It’s symbolic of the way you read the title.’ These works reflect a departure for the artist, whose previous series of Penguin paperback paintings were re-appropriations of an existing object. Here, for the first time, Miller creates his own designs, focusing more closely on the impact of the image itself.

In another series of fictional book cover paintings, Miller depicts the outlines of letters in a range of typefaces and colours, intersected or layered over each other to create short, enigmatic words such as ‘Up’ or ‘If’. Through a process of isolation, overlaying and re-connecting, Miller creates a sense of depth in the image that deconstructs and abstracts the meaning of language itself. With their bold, saturated colours, these paintings reference American abstraction and, in particular, Robert Rauschenberg and Ed Ruscha’s use of vernacular signage and motifs. Miller has said about this series: ‘The idea is to make paintings that are just words, in contrast to the titles of previous works’.

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In both series of paintings, the artist continues to use his own name as author. While the presence of Miller’s name alludes to the actual authorship of both image and text, fact and fiction become blurred, allowing for the artist’s deadpan humour to provoke, question and draw attention to the context and content of each work.

7 July – 9 September 2017

White Cube, 25-26 Masons Yard, St. James's, London SW1Y 6BU

Other Criteria at Art Cat Boot Fair 2017

July 4, 2017 by Mary

2017 is the year the Art Car boot fair gets a re-boot with our theme The Original. The fair began in 2004 with the intention of gently kicking against the increasing commercialisation of the postSaatchi /Frieze London art market back then and creating a more anarchic marketplace where like-minded artists could have some fun with their work, try out some new ideas and barter directly with their audience. It has taken place in a car park just off Brick Lane since 2004 and in that time, has featured literally hundreds of artists from Turner Prize winners to students, kids and lately the cream of the urban art scene. 2017 is the year the boot fair gets a re-boot with a fabulous new venue right in the heart of Vauxhall’s new gallery district, flanked by Newport Street Gallery and Beaconsfield with Cabinet Gallery and Gasworks down the road.

Expect lots of serious art bargains as always, boots of originals, every artist listed will be present, plus there will be masses of frivolous goings-on, less endless ‘limited editions’ and more of the art world really letting its hair down and trying out new things for an engaged, fun and art-loving crowd.

In collaboration with Newport Street Gallery, Other Criteria will host a selection of artists at The Art Car Boot Fair, selling unique works and holding book signings throughout the day. Including Harland MillerMustafa HulusiHelen BeardPhillip AllenMarcus Harvey & Rachel Howard.

THE WORKSHOP
26 Lambeth High Street
London SE1 7AG

Sunday 9th of July 2017
12 – 6 pm