Other Criteria launch Rachel Howard’s first woodcut series, ‘Reasons’, featuring a series of ten woodblock prints on paper at Art16, booth A10, on the 19th of May 2016. These new works are also available online and in-store.
"The act of carving is so satisfying but also unforgiving not unlike the process of making my drawings. The subject matter consists of recurring images that I use in my drawings and figurative paintings, the bridge, the body, suicide, my sister, … violence and beauty, the intimate and the distant, as with all my work be it figurative or abstract it’s dealing with what it is to be human" – Rachel Howard.
With an oeuvre that suggests the delicacy of flesh, the subjectivity of perception and the complexity of our emotional spectrum, Rachel Howard could be described as a painter of life. Each body of work is directly concerned with exploring the intricacies of what it means to be human, considering our capacity to feel, think, question, hurt, breakdown, worship, sin, rebel or conform.
Art16 returns to Olympia London from 19 – 22 May 2016. Since the inaugural edition in 2013, Art16 has become a highlight of London’s cultural calendar, kicking off the summer season with a compelling edit of international artists and galleries from more than 30 countries from around the globe.
The Fair will present over 1000 outstanding artworks from artists and galleries from every continent, maintaining a unique commitment to showcasing exciting emerging talent alongside established contemporary artists.
The Fair was founded in 2013 to strong international acclaim by Tim Etchells and Sandy Angus the original founders of ART HK, Asia’s leading international contemporary art fair which was sold to Art Basel in 2012. Etchell’s and Angus have in recent years launched a portfolio of leading contemporary art fairs including Sydney Contemporary, Art International Istanbul and Art Central Hong Kong.
Since its launch in 2013, the award-winning London architects Stiff + Trevillion have been involved in the design of the Fair. They have been long associated with the arts, having installed numerous exhibition interiors for the Royal Academy, as well as for Art HK in 2012.
Other Criteria at Art16, booth A10
Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX
Preview: 19th May, 2pm–6pm
First Night: 19th May, 6pm–9pm
Fair: May 20th–21st, 11am–7pm & 22nd, 11am–5pm