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Rachel Howard's largest solo exhibition in Italy opens at Macro Testaccio

September 21, 2016 by Mary

Rachel Howard’s largest major solo exhibition in Rome opens on the 22 September at MACRO Testaccio.

The exhibition will be housed in the museum’s Testaccio building, a former slaughterhouse. The centre space will be occupied by Howard’s Paintings of Violence (Why I am not a mere Christian), an installation of ten paintings and one sculpture. Created over a period of five years from 2011 – 2016, Howard continues her examination of religion, mortality and violence, specifically ‘controlled violence’, meticulously planned and calmly executed. The title is taken from two opposing polemics, Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.

More of Howard’s new and recent paintings that explore pattern and the grid, are exhibited in galleries either side of the main space. These paintings explore the idiosyncratic qualities of oil paint, unpicking the accepted rules of engagement with this most traditional of mediums. In the large-scale canvases, Symptoms and Side Effects, (2016) and Wood for Trees, (2016) an interchange between background and foreground is specifically explored. She describes her aim, ‘to bring the decorative forward, to give it a life of its own, to play with pattern as perhaps reflecting a mental interior as well as a literal interior’. These paintings alongside the grid paintings explore ideas of order and entropy.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Bohen Foundation. A publication on the Paintings of Violence will be published later this month. The Paintings of Violence will travel to the MASS MoCA as a solo presentation, in 2017.

22nd September – 18th October, 2016
Macro Testaccio, Padiglione 9B, Piazza O. Giustiniani 4, 00153 Roma

Drinks reception at Other Criteria Ilfracombe

May 26, 2016 by Mary

On the occasion of the exhibition of Rachel Howard‘s new print series, ‘Reasons’, Other Criteria is pleased to invite you for drinks, Saturday 28th May April, from 12–2pm. Please contact ilfracombe@othercriteria.com for more information.

Rachel Howard’s new series, ‘Reasons’,  will be exhibited in both Other Criteria London and Ilfracombe until the 10th of July, 2016.

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VIDEO: Joanna Kirk's large-scale works at Blain|Southern London

October 22, 2015 by Mary

The recent exhibition of new large-scale works in pastel by Joanna Kirk at Blain|Southern London – September 9th to October 8th, 2015.

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”:

The making off Eduardo Sarabia's ‘Ballads’

June 3, 2015 by Mary

“These images, these pieces, particularly, are starting to feel more personal, which is why I really like the title Ballads: something short, of a very powerful action or powerful moment, that can be described in an image of short sentence or two. “ Eduardo Sarabia

The ‘Ballads’ exhibition will be running from June 3rd until July 5th, 2015 at Other Criteria New York, 458 Broome Street, NYC.

VIDEO: The Folly Acres Cook Book launch at Other Criteria New York

May 22, 2015 by Mary

Thanks to all who attended The Folly Acres Cook Book launch in New York City on Wednesday, April 8th. Sue Webster presented her semi-autographical cookbook and read some extracts with her good friend PJ Harvey. The book combines recipes from the kitchen of the Gloucestershire smallholding shared by the artist-duo Tim Noble and Sue Webster, along with drawings, photographs, thoughts, anecdotes and personal memories.

Damien Hirst x Marc Jacobs: Mickey charity T for the Kids Company

November 26, 2014 by Mary

Other Criteria & Marc Jacobs have produced a limited edition T-shirt designed in a collaboration between the artist Damien Hirst and the fashion designer. Based on Hirst's painting sold to benefit Kids Company in 2013 the artist's trademark spots interpret Disney's much loved Mickey Mouse.

All profits will be donated to Kids Company, a UK charity Hirst has long supported. Based in London and established in 1996, Kids Company provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people. www.kidsco.org.uk


Click on the video below to discover how these t-shirts were produced:

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