Art to Art, January 2018 edition
A happy and creative 2018 to you all!
We’re looking forward to an exciting new year to come. There are some wonderful events to share with you. But before we do that, we would love to look back at some Repetition highlights of the last year…
The exhibition: in March, we exhibited Peter’s latest collection of work, Repetition: The Perfect Imperfection at 16 Warner Street, Clerkenwell. With paintings from Repetition’s conception in 2015 to the latest work produced in early 2017 all represented, more than 100 pieces were featured. Seeing so many friends and supporters at the preview and at the exhibition was terrific, and we’re grateful to everyone who came along.
The pop-up: no sooner had we packed down the exhibition, we were getting ready for what turned out to be a two-month pop-up stint at 15 New Cavendish Street in Marylebone. Having expected to be in the space for only a couple of weeks, it was a great pleasure to be able to stay on for longer. Peter loved his time here, and especially enjoyed working at his studio bench in the window in the full view of passers-by. Being around the corner from The Providores and Tapa Room – where he is the House Artist – was also a treat, as was being only a few steps away from Railings, the gallery at which many of the Repetition pieces were framed.
When Peter met Bruce: during our time at the pop-up, Peter had a chance encounter with legendary photographer Bruce Fleming, who just happened to drop by one day. Bruce loved Repetition, and offered to do a photo shoot for Peter. Of course, we said, “Yes!”. It isn’t every day that Jimi Hendrix's former personal photographer offers to take your photo, right? It was a great honour, and you can see a few of the photos from the shoot here.
The Providores & Tapa Room: Peter continues to be the House Artist at The Providores & Tapa Room, Peter Gordon and Michael McGrath’s restaurant in Marylebone High Street. A selection of his Repetition work is on display throughout the building. Peter is there frequently, so if you’re in and see him around, do say hello! Oh, and while you're there, you can try a special edition Providores Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc featuring Repetition labels designed by Peter.
Commissions: Peter completed several Repetition commissions throughout the year for clients near and far, including the US, New Zealand, Australia, Germany and the UK.
Studio visits: we started offering clients the opportunity to visit Peter’s studio in West Hampstead. With more than fifty paintings from Repetition available to view, as well as selected earlier pieces, arranging a visit is a great way to experience and get close to a variety of Peter’s work. Also, homemade (by Peter!) cake is usually on offer ;-)
So, looking ahead to 2018 then, we have lots of good things planned. Here’s a preview…
Talented Art Fair: Peter has been selected to exhibit at the Talented Art Fair at the Old Truman Brewery, 2nd-4th March. Details here. Hope to see you there!
Repetition Lab: in March, we launched a limited-edition run of crepe de chine silk scarves using one of the patterns from Repetition. Well, that was the start of something…We’re really excited to announce here that this year we’re creating even more beautiful things using Repetition designs. We’re calling this new strand of work Repetition Lab. Essentially, we’ve been experimenting with Repetition themes and playing around with how we can introduce them to everyday objects. Watch this space…!
Ceramics: you might have seen from some of Peter’s recent Instagram posts that he’s begun working in ceramics again. We’ve received enquiries asking if these are going to be on display or for sale. The answer is “Yes!”, and if you stay tuned to Instagram, we’ll let you have more news soon.
And Another Thing! We have an exciting bit of news to share with you, but we can’t just yet. So we’re going to do that annoying thing of telling you that there’s something, then saying nothing else, and making you wait. Sorry! But we promise that it’s special and we’ll tell you as soon as we can.
Thank you for reading. It's been good to look back, and forward, and to share it with you. Thank you for your support, and for making what we do so enjoyable and rewarding.
We wish you a happy, creative, colourful 2018, filled with love, art and understanding,
Peter and Lorraine
5th January 2018