As part of the current exhibition at the venue by The Multiple Store, muse@EIGHT is very pleased to present a Talk by artist Simon Periton.
Simon is one of the country's most innovative and highly-regarded contemporary artists. Represented by top gallery Sadie Coles HQ, he has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad and his work is in many public collections including British Council, Channel 4, Unilever, Victoria & Albert Museum and Deutsche Bank. Alongside his successful art practice, which has also involved major commissions for the Home Office, Channel 4 and the V&A Museum, he has worked with fashion house Comme des Garcons, Raf Simons, Isabella Blow and milliner Philip Treacy, as well as pop-group Pulp for their 'Greatest Hits' album cover.
Simon will be talking about his diverse corpus of work, which crosses the boundaries of contemporary art, fashion, design and music. The artist will illustrate the discussion with images and examples of his current commissions and work in progress.
Simon's stunning new edition in glass 'Barbiturate II' (edition: 35) has just been published by The Multiple Store, and the exhibition at EIGHT is the first time the piece has been seen since the launch in June. This work, together with Simon's 2009 screenprint ('A Sunken Owl Prunes', ed 65) will be available for Club members and guests to purchase at a special price at the Talk.
There will also be special prices on other editions by Multiple Store artists such as Cornelia Parker, Fiona Banner, Keith Coventry, Langlands & Bell and Alison Wilding.
Café Muse is organised by M van Fullbroeck Associates.