Life, death and religion exhibition

WORK by controversial artist Damien Hirst is showing at a Harrogate gallery.

The Rb Gallery on Crown Place will be exhibiting around 20 signed limited edition silk screen prints on Somerset satin from Hirst’s most recent show, New Religion. The gallery is calling its exhibition Life, Death and Religion.

Hirst’s New Religion exhibition is currently running at an Anglican church in London and explores the conflict between science and religion.

“People tend to think of them as two very separate things, one cold and clinical, the other emotional and warm and loving,” Hirst has said of the two concepts.

“I wanted to leap over those boundaries and give you something that looks clinical and cold but has all the religious, metaphysical connotations too.”

Alison Brierley, who owns the Rb gallery with Eduardo Risueno, is a member of locally-based crafts group Anima Mundi, who have been donning ‘cybermonk’ costumes and masks to promote the forthcoming exhibition in Harrogate, Leeds and York.

Life, Death and Religion runs at the Rb Gallery, Tribal Arts of Harrogate, until Sunday, May 27.