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Yinka Shonibare has shows on three continents this autumn

As reported by The Art Newspaper, ‘Yinka Shonibare has his moment in the sun’ this autumn with a wide range of exhibitions and special displays in the UK, the USA, the Netherlands and Nigeria.

‘…and the wall fell away.‘  Solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. 28 September to 5 November.  

Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut; closes 11 December.

Paradise Beyond: Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, Holland. 20 September to 12 February 2017.

Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Lagos, Nigeria: the artist’s first solo exhibition in Nigeria. 1 November 2016 to 31 January 2017. Funded by the British Council. 

yinka-shonibare-300x300Yinka Shonibare MBE, a Turner Prize nominee, created an edition for The Multiple Store, Kaleidoscope in which the artist playfully explores gender stereotypes and power relations. A kaleidoscope in the shape of a phallus, with the body beautifully decorated in the Dutch wax batik patterns the artist is known for, and the head made of highly polished brass. Click here to watch the artist discuss how this edition came about with Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery.

A video of Yinka Shonibare MBE in conversation with Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery filmed on 17 October 2014, when Kaleidoscope was first launched, is now available via this link

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Twofold, Peter Liversidge’s Representation of Duality at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (10 Sep – 22 Oct)

Twofold, Peter Liversidge’s new solo exhibition is opening on September 10th at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.

Known for his conceptually based practice wherein each work begins as a typewritten proposal, Twofold will present twelve of Liversidge’s proposals and ten realized works. Utilizing a wide range of mediums, including drawing, painting, performance, photography, and sculpture, the works on view in Twofold play with duality, both through their tangible materiality — being composed or consisting of two items, parts, etc., together — and in their psychology — having a double character or nature. Liversidge says, “No matter how close, in subject or proximity, two separate nearly identical images or objects cannot be seen with the same level of detail and concentration at exactly the same time. It is this conscious act of looking at or between two similar images / objects that is integral to the work.”

For more information click here.

Image courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery.

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Fiona Banner’s ‘Buoys Boys’ at the De La Warr Pavilion (24/Sep-8/Jan) as part of the Root 1066 International Festival

As part of the Root 1066 International FestivalFiona Banner presents an immersive installation at the Bexhill on Sea De La Warr Pavilion exploring her ongoing interest in language and its limitations. The exhibition, which takes place both inside and outside of the gallery, is a play on digital vs. material experiences.

Banner continues her Full Stop sculptures – a sequence of full stops from typefaces blown up to human scale, previously produced in polystyrene and bronze – reformed here as large inflatables.  They will be presented as a series of happenings around the Pavilion.  Full stops also feature in a vast window installation spanning the full length of the gallery, making illusory sculptural interventions, or Buoys, on the seascape beyond. To read more about this exhibition click here.

Fiona Banner has produced two editions for The Multiple Store, TABLE STOPS (which is directly connected to her large size sculpture series of Full Stops) and Book: 1/1 ( a print that is now nearly sold out) both available for sale on this website.

Fiona Banner: Table Stops
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Anya Gallaccio’s first permanent art work at Whitford Gallery, Manchester

Image: Untitled 2016 by Anya Gallaccio in Manchester (photo credit to Michael Pollard)

Anya Gallaccio who was nominated for the Turner Art Prize in 2003 has made her name creating transient works using organic material, famously placing hundreds of gerberas behind Perspex and coating gallery walls with chocolate in Stroke at the Jupiter ArtlandUntitled 2016 however is permanent as a life-size stainless steel replica of a tree situated beside the Whitworth gallery in Manchester, it is the artist’s “first permanent public work” – discounting a piece in Edinburgh, which she says is “more of a private public space”. Click here for more information courtesy of the BBC.

For The Multiple Store, Anya Gallaccio created a multiple called Cast that brings together a handful of real English acorns and one unique cast bronze acorn in a box specially produced by BookWorks for the project. The buyer is invited to plant the acorns for the future, keep them to dry out and die or throw them away, leaving only the cast acorn. Cast has both the association with throwaway culture and that of permanence. Click here for more information and to buy Cast.

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Public sculptures by David Shrigley to be unveiled in London and NYC this autumn

In London the office of newly elected Mayor Sadiq Khan  has announced David Shrigley’s Really Good (shown above, right, courtesy of the artist) will be unveiled on Thursday 29 September 2016 on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

In New York, Public Art Fund has announced that a new public artwork, a seventeen-foot-tall granite sculpture with a shopping list engraved on its surface, titled Memorial, also by David Shrigley (an artist sketch of which is shown above, left, courtesy of the artist and Anton Kern Gallery) will be on view from September 8, 2016.

David Shrigley: Brass ToothHumour is also a protagonist in Shrigley’s edition with The Multiple Store, ‘Brass Tooth’ where he plays on our fear of the dentist’s chair by hugely exaggerating the size of the common molar, but confounds us by making it in solid, heavy brass. For more information and to buy this edition click here.

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Liliane Lijn’s moonmeme will be shown at Barnaby Festival 2016, Macclesfield

Coming up on the 17th of June, Liliane Lijn has been commissioned by Barnaby Festival in Macclesfield to show moonmeme (1992-ongoing), a real-time computer simulation presented in a special immersive installation within the confines of the 15th century Savage Tower at St Michael’s Church. In a work that demonstrates the interlocking of opposites, Lijn writes the single word SHE across the moon in letters large enough to be seen from earth. Over the course of the lunar monthly cycle, the movements of moon, earth and sun reveal that HE is contained within SHE and SHE emerges from HEFor more information please click here.

Liliane Lijn: Liquid Koan

With Liquid Koan Liliane Lijn’s multiple for The Multiple Store, has used translucent polyester resin to propose a paradox: layers of colour appear distinct and separate, or merge one into another, depending on the angle at which they are seen. The cone is seen as both solid and fluid within the medium of light. Liquid Koan is available to order on this website.

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Cornelia Parker curates ‘Found’ at The Foundling Museum (27/May-4/Sep)

Image: The Foundling Museum (Courtesy of The Foundling Museum)

Cornelia Parker curates ‘Found’ at The Foundling Museum from 27th May to 4th September in which Parker invited over sixty artists from a range of creative disciplines to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s heritage. For more information click here.

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Sarah Dobai’s Principles & Deceptions at Filet Filet from 13 May

Sarah Dobai’s Principles & Deceptions is a new exhibition on show at Filet Filet from 13 May.

Principles & Deceptions features recent photographs by Sarah Dobai. The selected images portray commercial vitrines as pictures of the material desire and illusionism that figure both on the streets of contemporary London and Paris and in Gogol’s St Petersburg. Gogol’s novella The Overcoat, recently re-published with new works by Sarah Dobai, provides the starting point for this exhibition.

The Overcoat was published by Four Corners Books as the 10th in its Artist Familiar Series.  http://www.fourcornersbooks.co.uk/

About ‘STUDIO’ Sarah Dobai’s edition for The Multiple Store

Sarah Dobai works across photography, film and video. Images of people predominate in her work but there is another aspect of her photography in which the subject matter shifts to unpeopled places. The three studies in this edition, collectively titled “Studio”, picture inanimate objects suggesting a metaphorical human presence.

Still-life was a departure for Sarah Dobai that began with Study, an image of an empty chair in her studio. The images in Studio are still-lives that cross the traditional boundaries of the genre with an approach that relates more to portraiture.

Studio reflects Dobai’s interest in the history of still-life in documentary photography, particularly in Walker Evans’ documentation of the Depression in 1930’s America and in the work of Wols the Surrealist painter and photographer.

 

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Cornelia Parker’s Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), The Roof Garden Commission at the Met in New York until 31/Oct

Image credit: Caitlin Ochs for The New York Times.

A large-scale sculpture by Cornelia Parker, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and by two emblems of American architecture—the classic red barn and the Bates family’s sinister mansion from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho—has been unveiled as the fourth annual installation of site-specific works commissioned for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Nearly 30 feet high, The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) is fabricated from a deconstructed red barn and seems at first to be a genuine house, but is in fact a scaled-down structure consisting of two facades propped up from behind with scaffolding. Simultaneously authentic and illusory, the sculpture evokes the psychological associations embedded in architectural spaces. Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) is set atop The Met, high above Central Park—providing an unusual contrast to the Manhattan skyline. It will be on view to the public until October 31, 2016. Click here to find out more.

Cornelia Parker’s multiple for The Multiple Store

Following a first series of meteorite landings on London locations in 1998, for her second series for The Multiple Store (‘METEORITE LANDS… IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: The American series’, 2001), Cornelia Parker produced a second series of  meteorite landings. These consist of ‘hits’ and ‘misses’ made by heating a 400 year old iron meteorite until glowing hot and then using it to burn the map at six mythic locations in of the American South.Cornelia Parker Meteorite Bethlehem

Of the six locations of this second series, only three are still available;
Missing:  Waco (Texas); Roswell (New Mexico); Truth or Consequences (New Mexico)
Hitting:  Bagdad (Louisiana); Bethlehem (North Carolina); Paris (Texas)

Click here for more information on Parker’s landings.

 

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Graham Fagen’s The Mighty Scheme a Matt’s Gallery offsite at CGP London (5/May-26/Jun)

Image: Screenshot from Graham Fagen’s The Slave’s Lament (courtesy of the artist and Tramway, Glasgow )

The Mighty Scheme is Graham Fagen‘s first solo exhibition in London since ‘The Golden Age’ his 2001 show at the ICA. This exhibition is a collaboration between Matt’s Gallery and CGP London and takes place at The Gallery, Dilston Grove, Southwark Park, London SE16 2UA  and runs from Thursday May 5th to June 26th.

The Mighty Scheme presents Fagen’s most ambitious survey exhibition to date, in part comprising a new body of work originally conceived and exhibited as part of the Scotland + Venice, 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (curated by Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield, Arbroath). The Venetian works were made in response to the four noble rooms of Palazzo Fontana, a 16th century building located on the Grand Canal in Venice.Graham Fagen: Rose

The Mighty Scheme brings together this impressive body of work together with recent works on paper commissioned by Glasgow School of Art as part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland and other new work previously unseen.

Fagen’s limited edition ROSE stems from a public art project in the Royston area of Glasgow that Fagen carried out in 2002.Click here for more information.

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‘White Black Gold’ Keith Coventry’s new work at PACE London

Image: An installation shot from White Black Gold courtesy of PACE London

White Black Gold, an exhibition of new work by Keith Coventry will be on view at PACE London at the ground floor galleries of 6 Burlington Gardens from 27 April to 28 May 2016.

From the PACE London press release:

‘In White Black Gold, Coventry continues his multi-decade exploration of the relationship between Modernism and its manifestations in the contemporary. In the exhibition—comprised of two new bodies of work and a monumental bronze—Coventry disabuses Modernism of its utopian promise, locating its residue in the debris of the social landscape.’

Keith Coventry; Inhailer

Keith Coventry’s multiple with The Multiple Store is Inhaler, pictured here. What at first appears to be a true-to-size plastic model of an asthma inhaler turns into an object with a very different recent history. Life-enhancer for some, the inhaler, once redundant, takes on another life as a travelling pipe for the urban crack addict. For Keith Coventry this was a departure from painting and from his previous large-scale work in bronze into a new, non-traditional material – cast plastic. Inhaler is available to order on this website.

 

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Cornelia Parker’s Rorschach at SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia until June 12th

The SCAD Museum of Art presents “Rorschach (Accidental IV)”, an installation of 70 pieces of flattened antique silver, seeming to levitate just above the gallery floor by Cornelia Parker. Early in her career, the British sculptor avoided the familiar associations of representational objects by creating purely abstract works. In the “Rorschach” series Parker reverses the process and achieves abstraction by removing recognizable items from their fundamental usage or meanings.

“Rorschach” was inspired by Hermann Rorschach, a Swiss psychiatrist who developed a technique of psychoanalysis utilizing inkblots. Ink is placed onto a piece of paper, folded in half, and when opened produces a symmetrical pattern. Rorschach prompted his subjects to make mental associations based on the ink designs, and these were interpreted as direct projections of the subconscious. To find out more, click here to access the  SCAD Museum of Art website.

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Cornelia Parker and Liliane Lijn’s works in ‘A Lesson of Sculpture’ at the Henry Moore Institute (24/Mar-19/Jun)

Image: Liliane Lijn’s Atom Body Was Light 1964 from the Leeds City Art Gallery collection.

Cornelia Parker and Liliane Lijn’s work will be part of a forthcoming group exhibition, A Lesson in Sculpture, at the Leeds’ Henry Moore Institute surrounding the themes and works of British sculptor John Latham. Other artists in the show include Marcel Broodthaers, Barry Flanagan, Mary Kelly,  Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Carey Young among others. For information about the show, that runs from 24th March to 19th June, click here.

Cornelia Parker’s multiple for The Multiple Store

Following a first series of meteorite landings on London locations in 1998, for her second series for The Multiple Store (‘METEORITE LANDS… IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: The American series’, 2001), Cornelia Parker produced a second series of  meteorite landings. These consist of ‘hits’ and ‘misses’ made by heating a 400 year old iron meteorite until glowing hot and then using it to burn the map at six mythic locations in of the American South.

Of the six locations of this second series, only three are still available;
Missing:  Waco (Texas); Roswell (New Mexico) [SOLD OUT]; Truth or Consequences (New Mexico) [SOLD OUT]
Hitting:  Bagdad (Louisiana); Bethlehem (North Carolina); Paris (Texas) [SOLD OUT]

Click here for more information on Parker’s landings.

Cornelia Parker Meteorite Bethlehem

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Graham Fagen’s Venice Biennale exhibition now at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath until April 17th

Graham Fagen who represented Scotland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale in 2015 will be bringing his exhibition back to Scotland in March. The exhibition, curated by Hospitalfield in Arbroath, will be reinterpreted for the historic Arts & Crafts rooms of Hospitalfield House (pictured above, image courtesy of Hospitafield) until April 17th. Click here for more information including details of the limited edition vinyl record published by Hospitafield.

Lucy Byatt of Hospitalfield Arts, who curated the Venice Biennale exhibition, first worked with Fagen on the artist’s acclaimed public art project in Royston, Glasgow, which was the genesis of ROSE, Fagen’s multiple published by The Multiple Store in 2013.

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Ackroyd & Harvey’s Conflicted Seeds + Spirit at the University of Cambridge until April 17th

New works by Ackroyd & Harvey are now on display at the David Attenborough Building, University of Cambridge. The artists have been awarded a major public art commission in response to the refurbishment and redevelopment of the iconic brutalist building designed by Arup Associates in the 1960’s. Click here to read more on the Ackroyd & Harvey’s website.

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Recreating The Pastoral by Yinka Shonibare MBE at VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland until 19 June

In an exhibition that runs until the 19th of June, VISUAL the multi-disciplinary arts centre in Carlow, Ireland Recreating The Pastoral  brings together a ra series of installations where Yinka Shonibare MBE has juxtaposed elements of elaborate 18th and 19th century European dress and courtly behaviour with contemporary political sensitivities expressed through his use for Dutch wax cotton cloth, itself a culturally ambitious material replete with a colonial history of appropriation. To learn more about this exhibition click here to access the VISUAL website.

yinka-shonibare-300x300Yinka Shonibare MBE, a Turner Prize nominee, created an edition for The Multiple Store, Kaleidoscope in which the artist playfully explores gender stereotypes and power relations. A kaleidoscope in the shape of a phallus, with the body beautifully decorated in the Dutch wax batik patterns the artist is known for, and the head made of highly polished brass. Click here to watch the artist discuss how this edition came about with Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery.

A video of Yinka Shonibare MBE in conversation with Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery filmed on 17 October 2014, when Kaleidoscope was first launched, is now available via this link

 

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Multiple Store editions on view at Plinth at 44 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, until March 19th

Image courtesy of Plinth

Multiple Store editions by Fiona BannerLanglands & Bell, Liliane Lijn, Cornelia Parker, David Shrigley and Alison Wilding are included in an exciting new pop-up exhibition by PLINTH opposite the British Museum.

Set in an 18th century listed Georgian house, the show features a wide range of artists editions and products, including new editions by Cornelia Parker, Beatrice Milhazes, Richard Deacon, Richard Wilson and Ding Yi; the proceeds of the new editions (launched jointly with Ikon Gallery, Birmingham) will go towards supporting Ikon’s 50th anniversary investment fund.

PLINTH: 44 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3PA

12 February to 19 March

Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm

www.plinth.uk.com

ARTISTS NEWS

ACKROYD & HARVEY:  ‘Conflicted Seeds and Spirit’, David Attenborough Building, New Museum Site, University of Cambridge CB2 3QZ. 9 March to 17 April 2016.

FIONA BANNER: ‘ Study #13. Every Word Unmade‘,  David Roberts Arts Foundation, Symes Mews, London NW1 7JE; to 5 March 2016. 130IPE, 6150 Wilshire Bd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. 11 February to 9 April 2016. ‘Scroll Down and Keep Scrolling’ Kunstalle, Munich, 24 March to 29 May 2016.

CORNELIA PARKER: ‘Rorschach’, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, USA; 16 February to 12 June 2016.

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE: ‘Recreating the Pastoral’ , Carlow Arts Centre, Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland: 6 February to 19 June 2016. ‘Childhood Memories’ , Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore; 21 January to 13 March 2016. Turner Contemporary, Margate (including a new work ‘The End of Empire’ co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW)

DAVID SHRIGLEY: ‘Lose Your Mind‘, Hospicio Cabanas, Guadalajara, Mexico: to 28 February 2016. ‘Coloured Works on Paper’, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen; to 5 March 2016.

ALISON WILDING: ‘Extra Terrestrial’ (with Tess Jaray): East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts, NR2 4AE; to 19 March 2016.

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Fiona Banner’s solo show at 1301PE, LA until 9/Apr

Image: An installation shot of Fiona Banner’s 2003 show at 1301PE

For this exhibition at 1301PE, Fiona Banner is utilising ‘imagery of the Chinook helicopter, playing with the viewer’s memory to recollect the menacing context in which we know this strange bird, universally inspiring visions of war that many of us have only seen in the movies’.   For more information about this exhibition click here.

Fiona Banner has produced two editions for The Multiple Store, TABLE STOPS and Book: 1/1 (images below) both available for sale on this website.

 

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COLOURED WORKS ON PAPER, a David Shrigley solo exhibition at Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen until 15 March

A solo exhibition of new works by David Shrigley titled COLOURED WORKS ON PAPER is currently on show at Copenhagen’s Galleri Nicolai Wallner (installation shot shown here courtesy of the gallery). The press release describes the show as follows:

Each work holds a specific focus. Some confront the viewer directly, with messages like “Attend more events”, “Fight the nonsense” and “I am afraid to make mistakes and it hinders my progress”, while some go at step beyond and ask questions like “Is this ok?” with another work answering “It’s ok”. Others are more demonstrative, with eggs, doors, sky, windows, body parts, signs, mirrors, birds, clocks, floating shapes and rubbish all capture our imagination along with their written descriptions.

For more information on this exhibition click here.

David Shrigley’s edition with The Multiple Store is ‘Brass Tooth’, an edition of 80 sculptures made of solid brass.

With ‘Brass Tooth’ Shrigley plays on our fear of the dentist’s chair by hugely exaggerating the size of the common molar, but confounds us by making it in solid, heavy brass. For more information and to buy this edition (which is now nearly sold out) click here.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE has been commissioned to create a sculptural installation “End of Empire” for Turner Contemporary as part of the Battle of the Somme commemoration

Image: An installation shot of Yinka Shonibare MBE’s ‘Colonial Arrangement’ at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights (Spring 2015). Photo credit: Ramsay de Give for the Wall Street Journal.

Yinka Shonibare MBE has been commissioned a sculptural installation “End of Empire” for Turner Contemporary as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme Battle of the Somme. The eight-month-long arts programme also includes artist Imran Qureshi, the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music and Damon Albarn. For more information click here to read an article on the New York Times.


Yinka Shonibare MBE, 
a Turner Prize nominee, recently created an edition for The Multiple Store, Kaleidoscope in which the artist playfully explores gender stereotypes and power relations. Continue reading…

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A selection of editions from The Multiple Store will be at Plinth’s pop up show in Bloomsbury (11 Feb-19/Mar)

We are pleased to be a part of an exciting pop up exhibition that Plinth is hosting at 44 Great Russell Street in Bloomsbury from the 11th of February to the 19th of March. In addition to a selection of editions published by The Multiple Store, the exhibition will feature the multiples recently commissioned by Plinth from artists including Cornelia Parker, Julian Opie and Beatriz Milhazes. Artist Susan Collis will also be creating a site-specific installation in the gallery’s dedicated Ikon studio on the top floor.

For more information about the exhibition and the programme of events, click here.

Images courtesy of Plinth.

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Extra Terrestrial: Tess Jaray and Alison Wilding at the East Gallery, Norwich (26/Jan-19/Mar)

Extra Terrestrial is a new exhibition presented by the East Gallery at Norwich University, in collaboration with Kartsten Schubert and features works by two prominent artists, Tess Jaray and Alison Wilding and runs from 26th January to 19th March.

The title of the exhibition, ‘Extra Terrestrial’, is not, according to the press release, ‘an homage to popular film culture, but speaks in relation to both artists work, of their uniquely conceptual occupations with landscape, perspective and ontological objecthood. The works of Jaray and Wilding occupy physical and reflective space and offer the viewer an intervening layer of realised ‘otherness’, above and beyond either the picture plane or the physiognomy of sculpture –Wilding’s ‘Terrestrial’ being the specific reference in point.’

For more information click here to access the East GalleryNUA website.

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‘Every Word Unmade’ by Fiona Banner at the David Roberts Foundation (29/Jan–5/Mar)

As part of an ongoing curatorial series, the David Roberts Foundation will show Study #13 featuring several works by Fiona Banner including ‘Every Word Unmade’ a series of 26 metre-high neon letters, together comprising an upper-case alphabet, hand made by Banner in 2007. This is the first presentation of ‘Every Word Unmade’ in London and is accompanied by a selection of Banner’s works using language and light. For more information click here to access the David Roberts Foundation website.

Fiona Banner has produced two editions for The Multiple Store, TABLE STOPS and Book: 1/1 both available for sale on this website.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE’s ‘Childhood Memories’ opens at Pearl Lam, Singapore (21/Jan-23/Mar)

‘Childhood Memories’ is a new exhibition by Yinka Shonibare MBE that opens at Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore, on 21st January and will run until 23rd March. The exhibition has already attracted significant press coverage including the ‘Art Titans’  feature on Singapore Strait Times.

‘Childhood Memories’ is described in the gallery’s press release as ‘returns to the essence of the imagination, an exploration of the subjective and the subconscious that is inspired by surrealism’. Click here to read the full press release.

yinka-shonibare-300x300Yinka Shonibare MBE, a Turner Prize nominee, recently created an edition for The Multiple Store, Kaleidoscope in which the artist playfully explores gender stereotypes and power relations. A kaleidoscope in the shape of a phallus, with the body beautifully decorated in the Dutch wax batik patterns the artist is known for, and the head made of highly polished brass. Click here to watch the artist discuss how this edition came about with Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery.

A video of Yinka Shonibare MBE in conversation with Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery filmed on 17 October 2014 where Kaleidoscope is also discussed is now available via this link

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Fiona Banner will participate in the Arts Festival marking the 950 anniversary of the battle of Hastings

Fiona Banner will participate in the Arts Festival marking the 950 anniversary of the battle of Hastings with an exhibition of her recent work at De La Warr pavilion in Bexhill.  Banner has previously responded to the Norman invasion with a 2010 wall-drawing,  titled 1066 (pictured above – PICTURE CREDIT: HEATHCLIFF O’MALLE).

The festival will also feature the premiere of When Cultures Collide: A Community Opera, a new work coordinated by Battle Arts and Music Festival and Glyndebourne Opera and a performance by Wildworks Theatre Company inspired by the Domesday Book. To read more click here.

Fiona Banner has produced two editions for The Multiple Store, TABLE STOPS and Book: 1/1 (images below) both available for sale on this website.

Fiona Banner: Table Stops
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Ackroyd & Harvey’s Stranded on show at Aberystwyth Arts Centre‬ until 16/Jan

Ackroyd and Harvey’s Stranded as well as Polar Diamond and the first UK showing of The Ecocide Trials are now on show at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre‬ until 16th January. A 6m long Minke whale skeleton encrusted with ice-like alum crystals, Stranded recalls very vividly Shoal the 2011 edition that Ackroyd and Harvey made for The Multiple Store and that is now nearly sold out.

Shoal comprises 30 small fish skeletons, each one unique and individually encrusted with a growth of alum crystals. The fish skeletons are stripped, prepared and de-greased, forming crystals around the fish bones after placement in a hot chemical solution. As it cools down, alum crystals start to form and attach themselves to the bones, effectively embalming them.

Much of our work concentrates on organic processes of germination and growth. When asked to produce an exhibition in Western Australia in 1994, thoughts of evaporation and crystalline deposits came to mind and it was here we did our first experiments with simple salt crystals. The exquisite formation and yet mathematical simplicity of crystal structure then started to influence our working practice and has featured in a series of sculptural works.

Shoal is also a reflection on the changing chemical balance of the oceans as the upper level of seawater absorbs increasing levels of carbon dioxide present in the atmosphere.

 

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Peter Liversidge ‘Surface Mail’ at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven until 22/Jan

The Postal Objects of Peter Liversidge from the collection of Peter Foolen are now on show at the Van AbbeMuseum in Eindhoven, in a display that will continue until 22 January 2016. Also on display is the series of Proposal Books by Peter Liversidge in which he collected his proposals to many international art institutions.

To read more about Peter Liversidge’s ‘Mail Art’ project in a recent feature on The Independent newspaper, click here.

Peter Liversidge: InterstatePeter Liversidge‘s second multiple with The Multiple Store is Interstate, a true-to-scale American roadsign produced using (federal approved) US Interstate Green which was only made available to the public a couple of years ago. The font, also called Interstate, is scaled down proportionately to the scale of the work; the reflective material enables viewing at night. The work comes ready with wall fixings. Interstate can be mounted on poles and can also be exhibited outdoors, as it was recently showed at Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf.

Interstate is presented in an edition of 10 and is available for purchase here.

 

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Ackroyd & Harvey’s Radical Action Reaction at Paris Jardin de Plantes

Ackroyd & Harvey‘s Radical Action Reaction (RAR) inaugurated in Paris at the Jardin de Plantes on 3 December 2015 (image credit: ArtCop21 blog). This monumental installation consisted of a tree in front of a large live grass draping and served to inaugurate the COP21 and celebrate the role of trees in enabling cities to adapt to (and mitigate) climate change.

Radical Action Reaction (RAR) is an art project created by artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, a continuation of their work ‘Beuys’ Acorns’ based on the reactivation of the 7000 oaks planted in Kassel in 1982 by the artist Joseph Beuys.

For The Multiple Store, in 2011 Ackroyd & Harvey created  Shoal an edition that comprises 30 small fish skeletons, each one unique and individually encrusted with a growth of alum crystals. The fish skeletons are stripped, prepared and de-greased, forming crystals around the fish bones after placement in a hot chemical solution. As it cools down, alum crystals start to form and attach themselves to the bones, effectively embalming them. Click here to find out more and to order Shoal.

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David Shrigley’s Lose Your Mind in Guadalajara, Mexico until 28 February 2016

All images of this installation are courtesy of the British Council.

David Shrigley’s Lose Your Mind is currently on show at the Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico and is on display until 28 February 2016. This exhibition has been organised by the British Council and features Ostrich (2009) a new acquisition for the British Council Collection, and Beginning, Middle and End (2009) a ‘giant continuous sausage’ crafted from clay that is rolled out and arranged in the gallery – this time with the help of art students in Guadalajara.

David Shrigley’s edition with The Multiple Store is ‘Brass Tooth’ where Shrigley plays on our fear of the dentist’s chair by hugely exaggerating the size of the common molar, but confounds us by making it in solid, heavy brass. For more information and to buy this edition (which is now nearly sold out) click here.

David Shrigley: Brass Tooth

 

All images below corresponding to the installation of Lose Your Mind are courtesy of the British Council.
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Sarah Staton’s ‘The Speranto of Currency’ now at FILET in Shoreditch

Sarah Staton: Post Pop Hamburger

Sarah Staton’s ‘The Esperanto of Currency’ has now been installed on the threshold of FILET as a permanent public artwork. With this work, Staton offers a topical riposte to current debates on global markets, stretched economies and siphoned hyper-wealth. To find out more and to visit (by appointment), contact FILET.

Sarah Staton’s edition for The Multiple Store is Post Pop Hamburger, a multiple first cast in bronze and subsequently chrome-plated where Staton reflects on the hamburger as the quintessential consumer symbol emanating from post-war American culture. This is America in its heyday when everyone believed in the Dream. Click here to read more about this edition or to purchase it online.

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Cornelia Parker’s new exhibition ‘One Day This Glass Will Break’ at Alan Cristea, 34 Cork Street until 14/Nov

For her first solo exhibition at Alan Cristea Gallery, Cornelia Parker presents a new body of work that breathes new life into found objects. Parker’s exhibition ‘One Day This Glass Will Break ‘  is now open at 34 Cork Street and will run until 14/Nov. For more information, click here.

Cornelia Parker’s edition with The Multiple Store

Following a first series of meteorite landings on London locations in 1998, for her second series for The Multiple Store (‘METEORITE LANDS… IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: The American series’, 2001), Cornelia Parker produced a second series of  meteorite landings. These consist of ‘hits’ and ‘misses’ made by heating a 400 year old iron meteorite until glowing hot and then using it to burn the map at six mythic locations in of the American South.

Of the six locations of this second series, only three are still available;
Missing:  Waco (Texas); Roswell (New Mexico); Truth or Consequences (New Mexico)
Hitting:  Bagdad (Louisiana); Bethlehem (North Carolina); Paris (Texas)

Click here for more information on Parker’s landings. Cornelia Parker Meteorite Bethlehem

 

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Corinne Felgate’s new commissions at Hughenden Manor and The Burton Gallery

We recently caught up with Corinne Felgate when she participated, with Simon Periton, in the first of our artists-in-conversation series of events accompanying the exhibition ‘The Multiple Store @ Canary Wharf”.

Among her most recent projects, Corinne’s Man and Matter, a new large-scale outdoor commission for the National Trust, is on display at Hughenden Manor until the 31st of October. Click here for more information. and watch a video here.

Corinne has also presented a new commission at the Burton Gallery and Museum, using the ancient pigment Bideford Black and the exhibition, that features another seven artists, runs until 13th November 2015. A film trailer for the project is available to view here (and to which the screenshot above belongs, courtesy of Burton Gallery).

In addition to those commissions, The Ode Blower,  a new permanent sculpture for the Old Clare Hotel, Sydney, Australia is now on display. It’s a series of 10 site-specific poems written by the artist and played through a 1930’s candlestick telephone. 

 

Corinne Felgate's Baby's Got the Wedgwood Blues on a mantelpieceBaby’s got the Wedgwood Blues, Corinne Felgate’s edition with The Multiple Store, also on display at the Lobby of One Canada Square,  continues the artist’s fascination for the metamorphosis of the ceramics industry which started during her residency at Steelite International. She was later commissioned to create a pavilion which formed the centrepiece of the 2013 British Ceramics Biennial where the artist produced a quasi-shrine to industry and the process of production, rejection and selection.

Baby’s got the Wedgwood Blues was launched in late 2014 and can be ordered on this website. Click here to read an interview with Felgate about this work and her multi-disciplinary practice.

 

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Our exhibition ‘The Multiple Store @ Canary Wharf’ at the Lobby of One Canada Square is now open daily until 13/Nov

The Multiple Store @ Canary Wharf our retrospective exhibition featuring nearly the multiples published since the foundation of The Multiple Store in 1998 is now open daily in the Lobby of One Canada Square, E14 5AB until 13th of November. As part of this exhibition, five large outdoor sculptures are on display at Jubilee Park including Kenny Hunter’s Black Swan and one of Peter Liversidge’s editions with The Multiple Store, Interstate.

A programme of artists in conversation events is taking place on Tuesday evenings (6.30-7.30pm) in October. Space for these events is strictly limited so RSVP is strongly advised – E-mail info@themultiplestore.org or call 07760 666518 to attend.

Tuesday 6/October – Corinne Felgate, Simon Periton
Tuesday 13/October – Ackroyd & Harvey, Sigune Hamann and Graham Fagen
Tuesday 20/October – Liliane Lijn, Grenville Davey and Kenny Hunter
Tuesday 27/October – Langlands & Bell, Yinka Shonibare MBE

Click here for a map to One Canada Square.

Nearest tube: Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line & DLR)

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Sculptures by major artists at Jubilee Park as part of The Multiple Store @ Canary Wharf exhibition

Image: Liliane Lijn’s LOST KOAN at Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, September 2015.

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As part of the exhibition The Multiple Store @ Canary Wharf that takes place from 21st September to 13th November at the Lobby of One Canada Square, visitors will also be able to see large  sculptures at Jubilee Park (Monday to Sunday, daylight hours). More details, as well as installation images, below.

All inquiries: please contact The Multiple Store: info@themultiplestore.org or +44 (0) 7760 666518.

Grenville Davey: House 2008 Steel and oak

The circle or disc is a recurring motif in Grenville Davey’s sculpture. House, an industrially spun steel vessel inverted, rusted and polished to a mahogany sheen, has a wooden handle set centrally, angled parallel to the dome.

Kenny Hunter: Black Swan 2013 Resin

Black Swan typifies Kenny Hunter’s use of anthropomorphic symbolism, the swan evoking human qualities of enduring partnership and love, while also alluding to ‘Black Swan theory’, a term used to describe inexplicable or unexpected events rationalised with hindsight, deriving from the fact that black swans were thought to be an impossibility. The piece exemplifies Hunter’s practice of transmuting historical ideas through sculpture.

Liliane Lijn: Lost Koan 2007 Glass-reinforced polyester, Perspex, fluorescent lights

A relatively recent version in Liliane Lijn’s series focusing on the shape of the cone, Lost Koan  has its parallel in the space above the earth’s poles where the solar wind meets with the earth’s magnetic field, referred to by astrophysicist Dr Stephen B. Mende as the ‘lost cone’.

Peter Liversidge: Interstate 2001 Aluminium (3mm), stove enamel, reflective materials, fixings (Edition of 10, published by The Multiple Store)

Interstate is a true-to-scale, reflective, American road sign produced using (federal approved) US Interstate Green and font, also called Interstate. Like my other watercolours and text pieces on the North Montana Plains, a real place which I never visited, ‘Interstate’ is about regret, imagination and hope. The sign to a place I never saw makes it a place I can always imagine. (Peter Liversidge)

Simon Periton: The Hanging Debtor 2013 Spray paint on powder-coated steel
Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow

The Hanging Debtor is typical of Simon Periton’s decorative ‘cover’ for more serious issues such as politics, popular culture and history. The figure, hanging upside-down, is based on a German illustration from 1438, in which bags of coins in the cloak appear to defy gravity.

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Tom Dale is at the TRIO Bienal in Rio, Brazil and at the Centre d’Art, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Tom Dale: The Mighty Crowns

Artist Tom Dale is having a busy 2015. After his solo show at the John Hansard gallery, Southampton that is due to tour to NIMAC in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tom is currently participating in the TRIO Bienal in Rio de Janeiro Brazil as part of ‘Reverberations – Crossed Borders of Three-dimensionality’ where he is also showing his edition with The Multiple Store ‘The Mighty Crowns’, illustrated above.

For The Mighty Crowns, which takes its name from a set of rockets that illuminate the sky with crown-like formations, he has performed a simple substitution by casting them in bronze. The weight of the bronze from which they are made tells us that (like strange sceptres) these rockets will never fly, nor will they explode to light up the night-time sky.

“I see these attempts to reach the infinite as rituals that try to fix meaning, just as the grand memorials and monuments in bronze try, but ultimately fail, to fix memories in time.”

Tom Dale, 2014

Tom’s work is also included in The Thousand-Thigh Hospice:experiments in healing a six-week long programme of exhibitions, performances, concerts, conferences, workshops that run until 3 October 2015 in Neuchatel, Switzerland and that celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Centre d’Art Neuchatel. For The Thousand-Thigh Hospice:experiments in healing a Tom has created a new sculpture ‘Last Night Was Different’ (image below, courtesy of the artist) is the latest in a line of inflatable objects produced using unconventional materials.

 

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The Multiple Store @ Canary Wharf (21/Sep-13/Nov) opens with a private view on Tuesday 22nd September

We are pleased to announced our next show The Multiple Store @ Canary Wharf,  a retrospective exhibition at which we will show most of the multiples published since our foundation in 1998. The exhibition will take place in the Lobby of One Canada Square, E14 5AB and will run from Monday 21st September to 13th of November. In addition to several artists’ talks (on Tuesdays in October, full details available soon) we will also display five large outdoor sculptures at Jubilee Park including Kenny Hunter’s Black Swan and one of Peter Liversidge’s editions with The Multiple Store, Interstate.

We would like to invite you to join us for the official opening of  The Multiple Store @ Canary Wharf  on Tuesday 22nd September 6.00-8.00pm – Please kindly RSVP to info@themultiplestore.org to attend.

Click here for a map to One Canada Square.

Nearest tube: Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line & DLR)

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New solo exhibitions by Fiona Banner this autumn in London and Birmingham

At Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery from 10th October 2015  to 17th January 2016, Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling, is the most comprehensive exhibition of Fiona Banner’s work to date, re-presenting key early projects alongside recent and unseen works that span a period of 25 years.This exhibition is accompanied by a major new artist’s book of the same title.  “It is not a survey – more of an anti-survey,” says the artist, “A survey suggests something objective, historical, and fixed. This is subjective; nothing else is possible.” Throughout the exhibition Banner revisits her work with intensity and humour.  Click here to read more.

In London, Fiona Banner will be showing  FONT at the Frith Street Gallery from 18th September to 31st October. Font, a new type of font that the artist has created, was conceived during the artist’s attempt to survey her practice, in preparation for this exhibition and her first survey exhibition, forthcoming at Ikon, Birmingham. She deploys it as the font for the Ikon exhibition and it appears here, forming a link between the two. Click here to read more.

Fiona Banner has produced two editions for The Multiple Store, TABLE STOPS and Book: 1/1 (images below) both available for sale on this website.

Fiona Banner: Table Stops
Fiona Banner
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Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery) on display at the Whitworth, Manchester until 1 November 2015

Cornelia Parker’s Magna Carta (An Embroidery) is now on display in Manchester at the Whitworth after being on display earlier on at the British Library that initially commissioned the work in partnership with the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford  and in association with the Embroiderers’ Guild, Fine Cell Work, Hand & Lock and the Royal School of Needlework.

A major new artwork by the acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker, Magna Carta (An Embroidery) celebrates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015. Fabricated by many hands, it replicates in stitch the entire Wikipedia article on Magna Carta as it appeared on the document’s 799th anniversary. Hand embroidered by more than 200 people, a large part was stitched by prisoners supervised by Fine Cell Work and members of the Embroiderers Guild. Other contributors, selected to represent a cross-section of society, range from barons, baronesses, MPs, and lawyers, to human rights advocates and activists.

Cornelia Parker’s multiple for The Multiple Store

Following a first series of meteorite landings on London locations in 1998, for her second series for The Multiple Store (‘METEORITE LANDS… IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: The American series’, 2001), Cornelia Parker produced a second series of  meteorite landings. These consist of ‘hits’ and ‘misses’ made by heating a 400 year old iron meteorite until glowing hot and then using it to burn the map at six mythic locations in of the American South.

Of the six locations of this second series, only three are still available;
Missing:  Waco (Texas); Roswell (New Mexico) [SOLD OUT]; Truth or Consequences (New Mexico) [SOLD OUT]
Hitting:  Bagdad (Louisiana); Bethlehem (North Carolina); Paris (Texas) [SOLD OUT]

Click here for more information on Parker’s landings.

Cornelia Parker Meteorite Bethlehem

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Anya Gallaccio’s new solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego

Anya Gallaccio’s new solo exhibition has just opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego (MCASD) Downtown, Jacobs Building and will run until November 1st. Gallaccio is known for installations that employ organic materials that are subject to change and decay—flowers and fruit, sugar and ice—even as her work is inflected with a minimalist vocabulary suggesting durability and timelessness. For this exhibition, Gallaccio worked with students to build an unlikely technology: a 3D printer for clay to render a version of the iconic national monument, Devils Tower. Gallaccio joins a primal art material, clay, with a futuristic innovation, the 3D printer. Click here to read more about this exhibition.

For The Multiple Store, Anya Gallaccio created a multiple called Cast that brings together a handful of real English acorns and one unique cast bronze acorn in a box specially produced by BookWorks for the project. The buyer is invited to plant the acorns for the future, keep them to dry out and die or throw them away, leaving only the cast acorn. Cast has both the association with throwaway culture and that of permanence. Click here for more information and to buy Cast.

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Simon Periton creates ‘Resistance is Fertile’ for Waddesdon Manor’s parterre

Two sculptural bedding installations designed by artist Simon Periton (b. 1964) are now on display on the Parterre of Waddesdon Manor, continuing the tradition of three-dimensional bedding begun by Alice de Rothschild. To read more about this installation, click here.

“Part of the joy of visiting Waddesdon is its complexity – the diverse historical and architectural layers and elements that make up the building, the grounds, and their history, as well as the eclectic artworks and artefacts that form the house’s collection (and its many collections within a collection). It’s a complete experience that you immerse yourself in.” 

Simon Periton, 2015

Simon Periton has published two multiples with The Multiple Store, Barbiturate II made in clear, borosilicate (reinforced) glass and A Sunken Owl Prunes a print where the title is an anagram for Unknown Pleasures, an oil on glass that Periton had painted in 2007. These multiples are available for purchase via this website, click here to order.

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Sigune Hamann’s ‘Mayday’ at RAUMX, Kentish Town (3-12/Jul)

Image: Film-Strip ( Mayday), 2015 detail Photographic film-strip taken on 01.05.2015 (Courtesy of Sigune Hamann)

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Sigune Hamann‘s ‘Mayday’ solo exhibition opens at RAUMX, Kentish Town from the 3rd to the 12th of July presenting new photographic work that Haman shot on May 1st at Trafalgar Square in London. Hamann focuses on the moment when a common goal directs crowds in common movement and assertion. Film-strip (London 1.5.2015) is part of her ongoing series film-strips, which captures trajectories of bodies and lights in motion in panoramic images. A whole roll of 35 mm film is exposed in an analogue photographic camera in one continuous rewinding movement while moving (walking or turning) herself. Click here for the full press release.

About RAUMX: In mid 2013, Martina Geccelli has set up RAUMX an art and architecture project space within her own studio in Kentish Town, London. Click here to read more.

Sigune Hamann’s edition with The Multiple Store, that will also be on show at RAUMX, is DIORAMA (Colour Channels) part of a film-strip of people walking over London Bridge, shows a continuous merging of colours and shades, which result in a vivid, changing multiple vision. The image is animated by changing viewpoints and light conditions and the background that it frames. DIORAMA is available for purchase on this website by clicking here.

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The Multiple Store on show at Paul Stolper in Bloomsbury from 11/Jun to 11/Jul

From the 11th of June to the 11th of July, we are delighted to present an exhibition at Paul Stolper in Bloomsbury that features some of the 3D limited editions commissioned by The Multiple Store including works by Fiona Banner, Graham Fagen, Corinne FelgateAnya Gallaccio, Sigune HamannLanglands & Bell, Liliane LijnCornelia Parker, Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley and Alison Wilding.

CLOSING PARTY: Saturday 11th July, join us for prosecco and strawberries from 12 to 6pm.  For more information or to RSVP contact us by email at info@themultiplestore.org or by telephone on +44 (0) 7760 666518.

 

Liliane Lijn, Early Work 1961-1969 at RCM Galerie, Paris (4/Jun-20/Jul)

An exhibition of Liliane Lijn’s early works (1961-1969) is taking place at the RCM Galerie, rue de Lille, Paris from 4th June to 20th July. For further details and to attend the private view on 4th June, contact RCM Galerie.

Liliane Lijn: Liquid Koan

With Liquid Koan Liliane Lijn’s multiple for The Multiple Store, has used translucent polyester resin to propose a paradox: layers of colour appear distinct and separate, or merge one into another, depending on the angle at which they are seen. The cone is seen as both solid and fluid within the medium of light. Liquid Koan is available to order on this website.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE’s ‘Wilderness into a Garden’ a major exhibition at the Daegu Art Museum, Korea, opens on 30 May

Image: The Crowning, 2007 – Commissioned by the Musée du Quai Branly for the exhibition ‘Jardin d’Amour’ 2007, courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photo : Patrick Gries

After three solo shows in North America and a major commission at the William Morris Gallery in London, Yinka Shonibare MBE is now the subject of a major exhibition in Daegu, Korea.

Wilderness into a Garden opens on 30th May at the Daegu Art Museum and will feature approximately 80 of his pieces including sculptures, two-dimensional works, installations, and video works will be on display, showcasing his extensive range of art. The exhibition will be comprised of six sub-themes: money, play, empire, conflict, environment, and love. For more information click here.

yinka-shonibare-300x300Yinka Shonibare MBE, a Turner Prize nominee, recently created an edition for The Multiple Store, Kaleidoscope in which the artist playfully explores gender stereotypes and power relations. A kaleidoscope in the shape of a phallus, with the body beautifully decorated in the Dutch wax batik patterns the artist is known for, and the head made of highly polished brass. Click here to watch the artist discuss how this edition came about with Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery.

A video of Yinka Shonibare MBE in conversation with Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery filmed on 17 October 2014 where Kaleidoscope is also discussed is now available via this link

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Graham Fagen representing Scotland at the 56th Venice Biennale

Image: From Graham Fagen’s ‘The Slave’s Lament’ in Venice, photo credit: The Scotsman

Graham Fagen represents Scotland at the 56th Edition Venice Biennale which runs until 22 November 2015.

Fagen’s specially-created body of work is exhibited at Palazzo Fontana, a Venetian palace off the Grand Canal in the Cannaregio district of Venice. The complex and intriguing show involves a number of collaborations, including work with composer Sally Beamish, the musicians of the Scottish Ensemble, and reggae singer Ghetto Priest (pictured above).

Lucy Byatt of Hospitalfield Arts, who curated the exhibition, first worked with Fagen on the artist’s acclaimed public art project in Royston, Glasgow, which was the genesis of ROSE, Fagen’s multiple published by The Multiple Store in 2013.

Graham Fagen: Rose
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THE ARTIST’S MULTIPLE…a brief history

The ‘artist’s multiple’ was one of the first forms of ‘affordable art.’ At its broadest a ‘Multiple’ is an art object, usually in 3D, conceived and created by an artist in an edition.

In 1914 Marcel Duchamp produced the first Multiples by including miniature copies of some of his artworks in his ‘ Boite en Valise.’ The term ‘Multiple’ was first coined by Paris gallerist Denise Rene in 1966 to describe the works made by her stable of artists; she also tried (unsuccessfully) to copyright the term.

FluxYearBox2 1967Multiples were seen as a break with traditional artistic categories because they were editions which looked like originals. Repetition was the result of a conscious choice by the artist; prints, photographs and books are generally excluded from the category because they are primarily associated with the process of reproduction.

In the 1960s and 70s many artists created multiples as a way of using new industrial production techniques and making their art more widely available. Multiples became carriers of new ideas, and were often subversive or humorous in intent.

Multiples with low production costs and large editions became the Fluxus’ movement’s favourite form of expression.

Joseph Beuys (who made many multiples) used the object as a way of communicating ideas to a wider audience, as well as challenging the elitism of art.

Joseph Beuys NOISELESS BLACKBOARD ERASER 1974 ED 550The 1990s saw a revival in interest in Multiples. In 1993, artists Sarah Lucas and Tracey Emin took over a disused shop in London’s East End and, with other artists friends including Damien Hirst, sold T-shirts, mugs and other customized items as works of art. This artist-led approach to selling art directly to the public not only re-popularised the artists multiple, but was a key element in the subsequent Young British Artist (YBA) movement. Since then the multiple has become an established part of many contemporary artists’ practices.

 

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Martin Creed WORK NO 88 1995 unlmited edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 All images courtesy of artists (Claus Oldenburg, George Maciunas, Joseph Beuys, Martin Creed, Sarah Lucas) and their publishers.

THE MULTIPLE STORE

When Sally Townsend and I started The Multiple Store as a not-for-profit organisation in 1998, our aim was to help sustain an interest in Multiples by encouraging British artists to use new materials and processes to create high-quality new editions, and as a way of enabling people to buy the work of major artists at affordable prices.

Since then we have commissioned over 30 new Multiples and have sold to over 1000 collectors and institutions, including Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the British Council and the Arts Council collections.

FB tablestop_comp 2We place great emphasis on the commissioning process, working with the artist and fabricators to help realise the artist’s vision. Our editions have included disparate materials including LEDs, acrylic, glass, maps, bronze, plastic and ceramics.

We do not have a gallery or shop but sell our work at artfairs and one-off exhibitions, and through our website where all our editions can be ordered online. We do not charge for UK deliveries. All our collectors are entitled to a 10% discount on any future purchases, and to attend special events and previews.

Nicholas Sharp

Director

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Junk, Keith Coventry’s solo exhibition at Paul Stolper (1/May-6/Jun)

Keith Coventry’s new solo exhibition Junk is currently on show at Paul Stolper in Bloomsbury.  Junk consists of a portfolio of nine new prints, five etchings and four lithographs. The series depicts highly detailed segments of the McDonald’s logo; the etchings in minimalist colours of yellow, red (shown here courtesy of Paul Stolper) and blue, and the lithographs in black and white. For the full press release click here.

Keith Coventry; Inhailer

Keith Coventry’s multiple with The Multiple Store is Inhaler, pictured here. What at first appears to be a true-to-size plastic model of an asthma inhaler turns into an object with a very different recent history. Life-enhancer for some, the inhaler, once redundant, takes on another life as a travelling pipe for the urban crack addict. For Keith Coventry this was a departure from painting and from his previous large-scale work in bronze into a new, non-traditional material – cast plastic. Inhaler is available to order on this website.

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Notes on Protesting, First Solo Exhibition Of Peter Liversidge at The Whitechapel Gallery until 14th June

Whitechapel Gallery is currently showing ‘Notes on Protesting’, a new solo exhibition by British artist Peter Liversidge, inspired by ideas around demonstration and protest. The show is the result of a collaboration with groups of primary school children from east London, who worked with Liversidge to compose and write lyrics for protest songs, create choreography and design banners and placards. For a review of the show on contemporary art blog Artlyst, click here.

Peter Liversidge: InterstatePeter Liversidge‘s second multiple with The Multiple Store is Interstate, a true-to-scale American roadsign produced using (federal approved) US Interstate Green which was only made available to the public a couple of years ago. The font, also called Interstate, is scaled down proportionately to the scale of the work; the reflective material enables viewing at night. The work comes ready with wall fixings. Interstate can be mounted on poles and can also be exhibited outdoors.

Interstate is presented in an edition of 10 and is available for purchase here.

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