Visit Other Criteria in Ilfracombe, Devon this week and see the store's fun geometric window, including a fluro back gammon set from Daniel Chadwick, and bright and bold prints by Mali Morris and Damien Hirst - all available from the store and Other Criteria's online shop.
Other Criteria 'Geometric' window, Ilfracombe
Other Criteria Ilfracombe is located on the harbour in the coastal town of Ilfracombe. Whilst you're in the area, visit Damien Hirst's restaurant The Quay situated next door, and 'Verity', a Hirst 66ft bronze sculpture on the pier nearby.
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Damien Hirst's solo exhibition has opened in Sweden at McCabe Fine Art in Stockholm, presenting the largest collection of 'Psalm' paintings ever to have been shown together.
He began using butterflies in the early part of his artist career, describing the insect as 'universal triggers' - "everyone's is frightened of glass, everyone's frightened of sharks, everyone loves butterflies".
The 'Psalm' paintings form part of the 'Kaleidoscope' series, conceived by the artist in 2001. The works reference the spiritual symbolism of the butterfly, used by the Greeks to depict Psyche, the soul, and in Christian imagery to signify the resurrection. The perfect symmetry which characterises the 'Psalms' alludes to both the displays of light, colour and beauty as presented in Gothic stained glass windows, and the circular patterns of Buddhist mandalas. The paintings, which are rendered on uniformly-sized circular, square or diamond-shaped canvases, might variously be interpreted as explorations into the nature of beauty, religion, death and the fragility of life.
The exhibition will continue until the 22nd October 2014.
Photographed by Patrik Lindqvist © Damien Hirst and McCabe Fine Art. All rights reserved, DACS 2014
An exhibition featuring the work of Damien Hirst has opened at Gloucester Cathedral this month. 'Crucible2' will feature the work of over 60 artists, including Antony Gormley, Henry Moore and Lynne Chadwick amongst others.
The second major exhibition of it's kind curated by Gallery Pangolin is set in the grounds of Gloucester Cathedral, and fuses together a great collection of contemporary works. 'Crucible2' will be on show until the 31st October 2014.
Two Hirst works are on display within the Cathedral, a black rendering of 'Anatomy of an Angel' (2008), and a recently finished work, 'Fallen Angel' (2008-2014).
- 'Anatomy of an Angel (Black)' (2008)
Photography by Steve Russell Studio, courtesy Gallery Pangolin
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2014
Other Criteria have produced a miniature of the Hirst original, classically posed Carrara marble sculpture, 'Anatomy of an Angel'. Cast in either black or white resin, each in a limited edition, the signature, title and edition number are etched into the resin by the artist.
This weekend sees the return of the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair in Folkestone, Kent. Now in it's eleventh year, car boots will be jammed full and ready to open at dawn. The Art Car Boot Fair encourages all to engage with art in a fun, laid back, informal way. Get there early - rumour has it artists including Tracey Emin, Matt Collishaw, Sir Peter Blake and Gavin Turk amongst others might be there!
Vauxhall Cresta at Art Car Boot Fair 2013
Photo: Nick Cunard
Where? Bloomberg SPACE
50 Finsbury Square
When? 24th January - 13th March, 2014, Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 18:00
British Artist Gary Webb is currently exhibiting his latest work at Bloomberg SPACE, London.
For his Bloomberg SPACE exhibition, Webb will create an installation of new sculpture which draws on the formality of his past bodies of work. Mirrored palm trees will tower from the walls, while a variety of customised power tools are suspended from the ceiling, ‘fighting’ inside a series of coloured glass and mirrored boxes all set against the airbrushed kitsch background of a fictional solar system.
Gary Webb produces colourful and glossy works made from a plethora of industrial and prefabricated materials such as glass, Plexiglas, neon, wood, sand, cut metal, rubber, and marble. The work sometimes appears to parody modernist sculpture while frequently making reference to popular culture. Applying traditional craft techniques to man-made or organic materials he combines elements to create juxtapositions that enable materials to be spontaneously playful and poetic. In many ways the works act as an investigation into the artificial while adopting the materials of the artificial themselves, creating an inconclusive narrative characterised by the tension between surface and sincerity, seduction and rejection, creating surfaces which refuse to be read and consumed by the viewer.
To see further details on this exhibition, click
Other Criteria have a series of unique works available by Gary Webb. Please visit us online, or visit one of our stores for more information.
This Sunday 19th January, Other Criteria will have an offer in The Sunday Times "Home" section for Times+ members, with up to 20% off selected homeware, books and Damien Hirst prints.
Times+ is exclusive to The Sunday Times subscribers, and members enjoy a wealth of events, offers and extras including a range of hand-picked offers, including this great discount offer from luxury brands including
Other Criteria, Liberty, Aram Store and Darkroom. This offer is for on for 7 days, finishing at 6pm on Saturday 25th January 2014.
If you are already a member, you will be able to redeem this exclusive discount. To find out more about becoming a member and benefiting from this great offer
The offer includes 10% off Other Criteria's
homeware section, including Damien Hirst Deckchairs, Spin Rugs, Daniel Chadwick Backgammon Sets and Paola Petrobelli vases. These products are available to view online at www.othercriteria.com. There is also 20% off selected Damien Hirst butterfly etching prints and Mat Collishaw wallpaper, amongst other pieces.
Damien Hirst butterfly etching ‘To Belie’
412 x 443 mm
Edition of 75
Signed and numbered
£2250 inc VAT unframed. 20% OFF: £1800 inc VAT unframed (saving £450)
Subject to price increase
Other Criteria have recently collaborated with renowned British Painter
Mali Morris RA, in the making of 'Drift' - a polymer photogravure etching.
Mali's first solo exhibition was at The Serpentine Gallery, London and since then she has had a number of solo exhibitions across the globe - including Tokyo & New York. As well as her own long career as a practicing artist, she has also nurtured those of others, lecturing in many departments of Fine Art, including Chelsea College of Art, Royal College of Art, and the Slade School of Fine Art. In 2010 she was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts.
Described as a 'conjurer in the world of colour', Mali Morris' work constructs light and space through complex relationships of colour and shape. These compositions, seemingly simple at first sight, become more intricate as the painterly process of transparent layering and removal becomes apparent. They are direct and luminous works which ambitiously explore the possibilities of contemporary abstraction.
70 x 80 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
370 x 442mm
Polymer gravure etching
Edition of 35
The first etching edition by artist Mali Morris, has been published by Other Criteria. The work, entitled Drift is now on display and for sale at Other Criteria’s Hinde Street shop in Marylebone and is available at www.othercriteria.com. A short film about the making of this work can also be seen on the Other Criteria blog.
Elected an RA in 2010, Mali Morris is known for her abstract paintings that have complex inner rhythms of colour and form. ‘How colour operates is always surprising,’ she says, ‘it makes a luminosity that opens up space in a painting. If you get things right, it can transform flat, inert canvas and pigment into something that is constantly alive and shifting, a world inside a world.
Working on this new print, Drift, with Other Criteria was an education and a pleasure. I discovered just how different making a print is from painting. It was like turning everything inside out. And it's given me some new directions to try out back in my own studio’