Next week, a new, solid gold sculpture to wear from the British artist Rachel Howard is launched at Blain Southern Gallery, in London. Following on from their super-successful collaboration last season with Brit artist Gavin Turk, dynamic design-duo Emily Bradbury and Dawn Hindle founders of London / Ibiza based jewellery label TRUE ROCKS (available at Liberty in London and Donna Ida) proudly announce a new artist collaboration for Cruise 2015.
Goldsmith’s graduate and award-winning artist Rachel Howard (whose work has graced the walls of the Royal Academy, White Cube, Blain Southern and The Serpentine Gallery London) has collaborated with TRUE ROCKS and created the ultimate iconic yet so often overlooked style accessory; a limited edition hanger pendant. Howard says ‘The simplicity of the wire hanger is beautiful; a few bends and a couple of twists’.
True Rocks fans include Cara Delevingne, Lily Allen, Jaime Winstone, Mark Ronson and Ellie Goulding. True Rocks collaborated for Spring/Summer 2014 with Gavin Turk on a limited edition Rich Tea Bitten and Signed necklace which was received with huge acclaim.
Rachel Howard (pictured above centre) was born in County Durham in 1969 and graduated from Goldsmiths College, London, in 1991. She was awarded the Princes Trust Award in 1992 to support her art practice, was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2004 and received the British Council Award in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include: Northern Echo, Blain|Southern, London (2014); Folie à Deux, Blain|Southern, London (2011); Repetition is Truth, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples (2011);Still Life/Still Here, Rachel Howard, New Paintings, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca (2011); Human Shrapnel – oil drawings on paper, Other Criteria, London (2010); Der Wald, Haunch of Venison, Zurich (2009); Rachel Howard: invited by Philippa van Loon, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam (2008); How to Disappear Completely, Haunch of Venison, London (2008); and Rachel Howard – New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles (2007); Tightrope, Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art, Ohio (2002) and Painting 2001, Anne Faggionato, London (2001). Recent group exhibitions include: Sleepless, Beds in History and Contemporary Art, 21er Haus, Vienna, AT (2015); Untitled (Unconscious), T. J. Boulting, London (2014); Invitation to a Beheading, curated by Rachel Howard, Marianne Boesky, New York, US (2013); Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London (2013); Freedom Not Genius, curated by Elena Geuna, Pinacoteca Giovannie Marella Agnelli, Turin (2012) touring to Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, (2013); Gravity and Disgrace, curated by Rachel Howard, Blain|Southern Gallery, London (2012); Summer Exhibition 2012, Royal Academy, London (2012); Vanitas – The Transience of Earthly Pleasures, All Visual Arts, London (2010); Kupferstichkabinet – Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London (2010); Modern Times, Kettle’s Yard Cambridge and De La Warr Pavilion (2010); Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London (2009); RED Auction, Sothebys at Gagosian Gallery, New York(2008); In the darkest hour there will be light: works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme collection, Serpentine Gallery, London (2006); Jerwood Drawing Prize, London (2004), Intuition/(im) precision, (curated by Thomas Krens, Director of the Guggenheim Foundation) Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Saltzburg, Austria (2004); Shimmering Substance (curated by Barry Shwabsky and Katsou Roberts) The Cornerhouse, Manchester and Arnolfini, Bristol (2002) and The Choice, Exit Art,