The Other Criteria London shop, previously based in Marylebone, re-opens at 9 Newport Street, London in SE11. The shop will be located at Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery.
Other Criteria at Newport Street Gallery will feature a rotating mixture of works by artists such as Damien Hirst, Mat Collishaw, Harland Miller, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Polly Morgan, Polly Borland, John Isaacs, Don Brown, Rachel Howard, Gary Hume, Michael Joo, Eduardo Sarabia and Thomas Scheibitz. The full rosta of works published by Other Criteria will remain available online at othercriteria.com and in our New York and Ilfracombe shops.
Newport Street Gallery is the realisation of Hirst’s long-term ambition to share his art collection with the public. Designed by architects Caruso St John, the gallery spans 37,000 square feet and includes six exhibition spaces – one with a ceiling height of eleven metres – split over two levels.
The construction of Newport Street Gallery involved the conversion of three listed Victorian buildings, which were purpose-built in 1913 to serve as scenery painting studios for the booming local and West End theatre industries. With the addition of two new buildings, the gallery now spans half the length of the street.
Newport Street Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, ‘Power Stations’, presents a selection of John Hoyland’s large-scale works dating from 1964 to 1982, displayed throughout all six of the gallery’s exhibition spaces. The first major survey of the artist to be presented since 2006, ‘Power Stations’ spans a pivotal period in Hoyland’s career, punctuated by his first solo museum show, at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1967, and his defining retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery (1979–80).
John Hoyland (1934–2011) is one of Britain’s leading abstract painters. Renowned for his intuitive manipulation of colour, form, line and space, Hoyland emerged at the forefront of the abstract movement in Britain in the early 1960s, and remained an energetic and innovative force within the field, until his death in 2011.
Other Criteria features new works to accompany this exhibition: